Webrelaunch 2020

Advanced Mathematics I (Winter Semester 2017/18)

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: Friday, 15:30-16:30
Room 1.039 Kollegiengebäude Mathematik (20.30)
Email: jonathan.rollin@kit.edu

Problem Sheets

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

Students should solve the problems and write down solutions independently and also should discuss the solutions in groups. Please submit written solutions in the beginning of the problem class, that is, by Tuesday, 15:45 AM (12 day later).

Only handwritten solutions will be accepted. Please do not use a pencil! The solutions will be corrected and graded by the tutor (Abdallah Alshanawani). Your graded solutions are available during the tutorial. Please grab them there!

If you successfully work on the homework and pass the midterm test, 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. For the testat, you have to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Obtain at least 125 points on worksheets 1 to 10. This is 25% of all the total points obtainable (each worksheet is worth 50 points).
  • For at least 8 of those worksheets have at least 5 points from each.
  • Pass the midterm test on Monday December 11 (in the lecture).


There is a student tutorial given by Abdallah Alshanawani. 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 on

  • Friday, February 23, 8:00 - 10:00,
  • in Nusselt Lecture Hall (building 10.23, see on map).

  • The exam will be closed book, the only material allowed is one handwritten page of notes.

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


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.