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Research Group 2: Numerics of Partial Differential Equations

Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Room 3.012

Visitor address:
Room 3.012
Mathematikgebäude (20.30)
Englerstraße 2
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Mail address:
Institut für Angewandte und
Numerische Mathematik 2
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
D-76049 Karlsruhe

Office hours:
Mon. - Thu.: 10:00-11:30

Tel.: +49 721 608 42680

Fax.: +49 721 608 46679

Advanced Mathematics I (Winter Semester 2017/18)

Lecturer: PD Dr. Gudrun Thäter
Classes: Lecture (0140000), Problem class (0150000)
Weekly hours: 4+2

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 SR Raum 203 Begin: 18.10.2017
Wednesday 9:45-11:15 ID SR Raum 203
Problem class: Tuesday 15:45-17:15
Lecturer PD Dr. Gudrun Thäter
Office hours: by appointment
Room 3.023 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: gudrun.thaeter@kit.edu
Problem classes Jonathan Rollin
Office hours: whenever I am in my office
Room 1.039 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: jonathan.rollin@kit.edu

Problem Sheets

A problem sheet will be published each week on this webpage.

Students should solve the problems and write down solutions independently, after that they could discuss the solutions in groups. Only handwritten solutions will be accepted. Please do not use a pencil! The solutions will be corrected and graded by the tutor (Ziyad Sheeba). Your graded solutions are available during the tutorial. Please grab them there!

If you successfully work on the homework, a testat will be given to you at the end of the semester. Please note the criteria for the testat in the section below!

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.

The criterias for the testat will be announced in the course.


There is a student tutorial given by Ziyad Sheeba. In the tutorial you will practice solving exercises in an interactive manner. You can also ask your questions connected to lectures or problem classes.


There will be a written exam at the end of the lecture. Further informations will be announced during the course.

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.