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Research Group on Discrete Mathematics

Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Room 1.044

Institut für Algebra und Geometrie
Englerstr. 2
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Office hours:
Tu, Th, F 8:30-12:00

Tel.: +49 721 608 47412

Fax.: +49 721 608 46968

Advanced Mathematics I (Lecture) (Winter Semester 2016/17)

Lecturer: Prof. Maria Axenovich Ph.D.
Classes: Lecture (0140000), Problem class (0150000)
Weekly hours: 4+2

Exam einsicht

Students have an opportunity to inspect their exam and its correction on Tuesday 25 April, 13:30-15:00 in Hörsaal am Fasanengarten.
Please note that you will be able to get your exam as an exchange of your student ID.

Exam information

To register for the exam, use the student portal. It is necessary to have achieved the requirements from the Advanced Mathematics I problem sessions to be able to sign up.

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Registration: until 13.02.2017
  • It is possible to cancel the registration online during the registration period. For later cancellations, please see the staff at the institute.

Details regarding the Exam

Date: Saturday, 18.02.2017
Begin: 9:00 am
End: 11:00 am

The exam takes place in a number of lecture halls. The seating arrangements will be published.

Please be at your allocated seat about ten minutes before the starting time so that we can start on time.

Bring your student ID card with you as we have to check who is present.

Bring a reasonably strong stapler to staple your exam papers before handing them in.

Allowed resources

You may bring and use the following resources during the exam:

  • the printed lecture notes including your own notes, but no additional pages
  • a handbook of formulae
  • one additional mathematical work

Regarding the last two points: Works without an ISBN have to be checked and signed by one of the examiners on the day prior to the exam at the latest (use the official office hours).

In particular, it is not allowed to use a calculator.

Paper will be brought by us and will be available in any required quantity.

This lecture is mandatory for students enrolled in the International program in Mechanical Engineering at the Carl-Benz School of Engineering.

Please note: The AM I exam is part of the Orientierungsprüfung, which you must complete by the end of the third semester.

Lecture: Monday 9:45-11:15 ID SE Raum 203 Begin: 19.10.2016
Wednesday 9:45-11:15 ID SE Raum 203
Problem class: Thursday 14:00-15:30 ID SE Raum 203 Begin: 20.10.2016
Lecturer Prof. Maria Axenovich Ph.D.
Office hours: by appointment
Room 1.043 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: maria.aksenovich@kit.edu
Problem classes Mónika Csikós
Office hours: upon request
Room 1.039 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: monika.csikos@kit.edu


There is a student tutorial given by Ziyad Sheeba on Fridays at 2 pm.

In the tutorial, you will practice solving exercises in an interactive manner. You can also ask your questions connected to Lectures or Problem Classes.

The Testat

You can obtain the testat by getting enough points for your homework solutions. The testat is necessary for you to be admitted to the exam.

For the testat, you have to satisfy the following criterias:

  • Obtain at least 125 points from the worksheets 1 to 10. This is the 25% of all the total points obtainable (each worksheet is worth 50 points).
  • For at least 8 of the worksheets, have at least 5 points from each.


There will be a written exam on Saturday, 18 February, 9 - 11 AM.

The following additives are allowed in the exam:

  • the HM-Skriptum including your notes but without any glued addtitional pages
  • a formula book
  • a mathematical text book

If the formula book or the text book do not have an ISBN number it is required to show it in advance to the examinant at least one day before the exam (please come to the office hours).
In particular, no calculator is allowed.

You are only allowed to take the exam if you obtained the testat (see above)!


General information and some tools for practicing are available on this webpage (partly in German).

There will be lecture notes for this class, distributed by the ID.

Besides the lecture notes, we can recommend the following text books:

  • K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson, S. J. Bence: Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering. Cambridge University Press.
  • K. F. Riley, M. P. Hobson: Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences. Cambridge University Press.
  • T. Arens, F. Hettlich, Ch. Karpfinger, U. Kockelkorn, K. Lichtenegger, H. Stachel: Mathematik. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg (in German).
  • J. Stewart: Calculus, Early Transcendentals. Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
  • K. Burg, H. Haf, F. Wille: Höhere Mathematik für Ingenieure. Volumes I-III. Teubner Verlag, Stuttgart (in German).
  • E. Kreyszig: Advanced Engineering Mathematics. John Wiley & Sons.
  • E.W. Swokowski, M. Olinick, D. Pence, J.A. Cole: Calculus. PWS Publishing Company. Boston.
  • Mathematica demos from Prof. R. Martin homepage