Fundamentals of Physical Knowledge Gaining

Mathematics for the teaching degree in physics for secondary schools (HRSGe)

Winter semester 2019/2020

Lecture with tutorials

Course number in the course overview: 118281 (Lecture), 118282 (Tutorials)

Course on the Learnweb

  • Lecturers, organization, dates & exams


    Prof. Dr. J. Heitger | Institut für Theoretische Physik | Room 318 | Tel. 34948 | E-Mail

    Dates & locations

    Lecture Mon., 10:15–11:45 KP/TP, SR 304
    Start: Mon., 07.10.2019, 10:15
    Tutorials Tue., 10:15–11:45 KP/TP, SR 403
    Start: Tue., 08.10.2019, 10:15

    Certificate of performance

    Participation in the tutorials, successfully solving and handing in problems and passing the exam (written).

    Special requirements

    High school-level knowledge of mathematics and physics.

  • Contents & literature

    Contents of the lecture

    • Basic mathematical concepts
    • Elementary functions
    • Trigonometry
    • Vectors
    • Matrices, linear systems of equations
    • Complex numbers
    • Elements of differential calculus
    • Elements of integral calculus
    • Insights into differential equations
    • Basics of statistics


    • K. Hefft: Mathematischer Vorkurs zum Studium der Physik (Springer Spektrum); online version
    • G. Walz, F. Zeilfelder, Th. Rießinger: Brückenkurs Mathematik (Spektrum Akademischer Verlag); eBook at SpringerLink
    • M. Precht, K. Voit, R. Kraft: Mathematik 1 & 2 für Nichtmathematiker (Oldenbourg Verlag)
    • W. Mückenheim: Mathematik für die ersten Semester (Oldenbourg Verlag)
    • M. Otto: Rechenmethoden für Studierende der Physik im ersten Jahr (Spektrum Akademischer Verlag); eBook at SpringerLink

    Reference book:

    • I.N. Bronstein, K.A. Semendjajev, G. Musiol, R. Mühlig: Taschenbuch der Mathematik (Verlag Harri Deutsch)

    Further references to literature are given in the lecture.

  • Lecture material

    All materials, problem sheets and further information about the lecture are provided on the Learnweb and can be viewed and/or downloaded there. The solved problems can be handed in by uploading to the Learnweb as well. Correspondingly, all participating students should register as course participants on the Learnweb. This registration requires the central username and the course password which is given in the lecture.

  • Tutorials

    cand. M.Sc. Pia Petrak

    ITP, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9, 48149 Münster, Room 411
    Tel.: +49 251 83-34906, E-Mail: p_petr04(at)

    Problem sheets

    Course on the Learnweb