There are recommendable preparatory courses in mathematics and physics. They serve to bring students to the same level, compensating for deficits due to education in school.
The preparatory courses in mathematics (lecture notes from 2006, Prof. Ischebeck) offered by the Department of Mathematics take place for the first three weeks in September and the preparatory course in physics (lecture notes from 2009, Prof. Münster) by the Department of Physics takes place in the last week of September. You can find the exact dates in the links.
For physicists, the ordinary preparatory preparatory course in mathematics which is also addressed at mathematicians is the right one to take. You have to register for some of the preparatory courses in advance.
Mathematics revision course (during the semester) in preparation of the mathematics which is needed for Physics I:
“The mathematics revision course is for all freshmen who want to improve their mathematical abilities. Every day during lunchtime, you have the opportunity to solve selected math problems which are relevant to Physics I. With that, gaps due to the education at school or aspects which cannot be discussed in details or are presupposed in the tutorials. Material from school as well as calculational techniques obtained in the first semester are treated, e. g. vector calculus, derivatives, integrals, simple differential equations.”
All information can be found on the page of the Institute of Solid State Theory [de] (WS 2013/2014).
Introduction Week/Ersti Weekend
You can find all information about the Introduction Week, which takes place the week before the lectures start, and the Ersti Weekend on our corresponding pages.
The information magazine for freshmen in physics, the “Ersti-Φbel”, is distributed every year during the introduction week and is available for download later in the internal area for all physicists as well.
Moreover, we have assembled a schedule for your first semester which fits (almost) everyone. For reasons of clarity, not all possible compulsory optional subjects have been included. Double bachelors (2FB) are not required to take a compulsory optional subject or math lectures (except if their second subject is math). The lectures in physics are the same, though, so that the timetable can be used for first orientation in the subject of physics.
For further tips for the start of your studies, we recommend again our pages on links and frequently asked questions (FAQ).