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Foundations of Mathematics
(dt. Grundlagen der Mathematik)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, required module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), central recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
One semester,
each semester
Person in charge of the module's outline All lecturers of Mathematics


  • Elementary set theory
  • Natural numbers and integers, mathematical induction, rational numbers
  • Maps, functions, relations
  • Elementary logic and introduction to mathematical proving
  • The fields of real and complex numbers
  • Equivalence transformations of equations and inequations
  • Supremum and infimum

Qualification Goals

The students

  • learn the basics of mathematical thinking and argumentation,
  • acquire basic mathematical knowledge, which lays the ground for the degree program,
  • apply mathematical working to concrete questions, they can distinguish between mathematical intuition and formal precision and use and relate both components to each other.




Module imported from B.Sc. Mathematics.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business Mathematics

When studying B.Sc. Business Mathematics, this module must be completed in the study area Basics of Mathematics.

Recommended Reading

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Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2021/22. 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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