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Numerical Analysis I
(dt. Numerische Analysis I)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 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 or oral examination (individual examination)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
Origin B.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Christian Rieger


Elliptic differential equations, weak solutions, variation formulation, Galerkin method, finite elements

Qualification Goals

Students will

  • recognize the limitations of standard procedures when the problem entails special requirements,
  • can find problem-adequate solutions,
  • can exemplify how concrete practical developments influence the problems of applied mathematics,
  • recognize how strongly theoretical analysis determines the framework for numerical procedures; in particular, the importance of functional analytical concepts for numerical problems has become clear,
  • have practiced mathematical working methods (developing mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, reasoning),
  • have improved their oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and in discussion.


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, Numerical Analysis. Functional analysis is helpful but not required.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Business Mathematics
  • LAaG Mathematics

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Compulsory Elective Modules in Mathematics.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • Wird jeweils in der Modulankündigung angegeben.
  • Standardwerke sind z.B.:
  • Hackbusch, W., Theorie und Numerik elliptischer Differentialgleichungen, Teubner 1986
  • Brenner, S.C., Scott, L.R, The mathematical theory of finite element methods, Springer, 1994

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. 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:

  • Winter 2016/17 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2018 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2018/19 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2019/20 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2021/22 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2022/23 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2023/24

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The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.