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CS 380 — Basics of Advanced Mathematics
(dt. Grundlagen der Höheren Mathematik)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Written or oral examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Data Science.
Subject, Origin Mathematics, B.Sc. Data Science
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Ilka Agricola


  • Deepening of linear algebra: Jordan normal form, diagonalization of matrices, principal axes theorem, quadrics
  • Multidimensional differential calculus: directional derivation, partial and total derivation, gradient, Hesse's form, extremes with and without constraints
  • Multidimensional integral calculus: Volume, multiple integrals, main theorem of integral calculus

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • learn analytical and algebraic methods to solve problems of higher mathematics, especially numerics and optimization,
  • practice the handling of functions in several variables (differential and integral calculus in several variables),
  • improve their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Grundlagen der linearen Algebra und Grundlagen der Analysis vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • K. Meyberg, P. Vachenauer, Höhere Mathematik, Band 1 und 2, Springer-Verlag.
  • G. Teschl, S. Teschl: Mathematik für Informatiker, Band 1 und 2, Springer-Verlag.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Summer semester 2018. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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