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Discrete Geometry
(dt. Diskrete Geometrie)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 SWS) oder lecture (2 SWS), seminar (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Mathematics.
Original study programme B.Sc. Mathematik / Mathematik Wahlpflichtmodule
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker


Basic sets of convex geometry (e.g. Helly, Radon, separation sets). Simple transformations of convex sets (e.g. polarity, duality). Definition and basic properties of polytopes. Interrelationships with optimization. Side structure of polytopes.

Qualification Goals


  • understand basic principles of discrete geometry,
  • are able to capture phenomena of geometry in spaces of any dimension by means of objects of discrete geometry,
  • recognize the geometric backgrounds of linear and convex optimization.

The students practice

  • mathematical methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof methods),
  • in the recitation class, oral communication skills through discussion and free speech in front of an audience.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis.

Recommended Reading

  • Abhängig von der Veranstaltung.

Please note:

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