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Advanced Mathematics I (ID) (Winter Semester 2011/12)

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

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Please use the following link to find out, where your rooms and seats are during the examination: List of seats/rooms .
In the first column of the list you can find your matriculation number, then in the same row and the next column your room and in the last column your seat number. There is also some campus plan on this site, where you can find the rooms/lecture halls.
Please make sure that you are at your seat at least 10 minutes before the examination begins.

There are a few advices concerning the exam, which you can find on this site: Examination details .


Lecture: Monday 8:00-9:30 ID SR 203
Thursday 8:00-9:30 ID SR 203
Problem class: Wednesday 11:30-13:00 ID SR 203
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Maria Axenovich
Office hours: Mon. 16:00-17:00
Room 1.043 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: maria.aksenovich@kit.edu
Problem classes Dipl.-Math. Marc Mitschele
Office hours:
Room 3A-11.2 Allianz-Gebäude (05.20)
Email: marc.mitschele@kit.edu

Lecture & Problem Session

This course includes three different components:

  • During the lectures you learn about new topics. For this part of the course there are lecture notes which you may also use during the exam. The lecture notes will be distributed by the International Department (ID).

The first lecture is on October, 20th, 2011.

  • During the problem sessions, examples corresponding to the topics of the last week's lectures will be demonstrated. With the aid of these examples, you should be able to complete the weekly homework assignments.

The problem class starts on October, 26th, 2011.

  • Additionally we offer a tutorial, where a tutor (Kai Becker kai.becker@student.kit.edu a fellow senior student) discusses problems with you. This tutor will also correct your homework.

The tutorial starts the second week of classes.


Here you can find a list of faqhm1@iag1|frequently asked questions in German.

The testat

If you successfully work on the home work, a testat will be given to you at the end of the semester, which is required for registration for the exam.

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

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

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


Every week, a new worksheet will be handed out with 5 problems. On any problem you can get up to 10 points. Your solutions must be handed in by the next week. Please hand in your homework into the AM1-box near seminar room Z1, building 01.85 (Fritz-Erler-Str. 1-3).

During the semester you will find more information on problems here. Additionally we offer some tests where you can check your knowledge.

Sheet Solutions Test DateDueTopics
Sheet 1loesungen1.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 1test101@iag1|T 1 10-24-2011 10-31-2011 Sets, summation sign, system of linear equations, binomial coefficients.
Sheet 2loesungen2.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 2 10-31-2011 11-07-2011 Induction, complex numbers.
Sheet 3loesungen3.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 3test102@iag1|T 2 , test103@iag1|T 3 11-07-2011 11-14-2011 Complex numbers, sequences.
Sheet 4loesungen4.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 4test102@iag1|T 2 , test103@iag1|T 311-14-2011 11-21-2011 Convergence, limits.
Sheet 5loesungen5.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 5test104@iag1|T 4 11-21-2011 11-28-2011 Polynomials, functions, inverse function.
Sheet 6loesungen6.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 6test104@iag1|T 4 , test105@iag1|T 5 11-28-2011 12-05-2011 Continuous functions, intermediate value theorem, series.
Sheet 7loesungen7.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 7test106@iag1|T 6 , test107@iag1|T 7 12-05-2011 12-12-2011 Convergence tests, power series.
Sheet 8loesungen8.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 8test108@iag1|T 8 , test109@iag1|T 9 12-12-2011 12-19-2011 Power series, elementary functions for complex arguments.
Sheet 9loesungen9.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 9test110@iag1|T 10 12-19-2011 01-16-2012 Complex equations, differential calculus of one real variable
Sheet 10loesungen10.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 10test110@iag1|T 10 , test111@iag1|T 11 01-09-2012 01-16-2012 Extreme value problems, mean value theorem, de l'Hospital's rule
Sheet 11loesungen11.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 11test111@iag1|T 11 01-16-2012 01-23-2012 Taylor's formula and Taylor series
Sheet 12loesungen12.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 12test112@iag1|T 12 01-23-2012 01-30-2012 Integration, Integration by parts, substitution formula
Sheet 13loesungen13.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 13test201@iag1|T 13 01-30-2012 02-06-2012 Elementary differential equations, initial value problems
Sheet 14loesungen14.pdf@hm1mach2011w@iag1|Solution 14 02-06-2012 Repetition

Mandelbrot contest

For more details follow this line Mandelbrot contest.
More pictures you can find here: Fractals.

Maple - Worksheets

In addition to the Advanced Mathematics lectures there are Maple Worksheets available. You can download each worksheet as ".mw" files and work on it on your computer.


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

The examinations in Advanced Mathematics will take place on February 18, 2012. During the exam the use of the following material is allowed:

  • the AM I lecture notes including any handwritten notes in your copy,
  • a printed book of formulae,
  • any one mathematical text book.

It is not allowed to use any electronical devices (calculator, etc.) and collections of old exams or other material.

Collections of old exams

You can buy copies from old exams (including solutions) at the students's council/union of the department of Mechanical Engineering (Fachschaft Maschinenbau/Chemieingenieurwesen). Link to their Homepage . Note that the old exams are only available in German language at the moment.
Note also that we don't take responsibility for the correctness of the copies.


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

  • 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.