Foundation course in mathematics

Foundation course in maths for new students

For all first semester students of the Bachelor's study programmes in Applied Computer Science, Business IT, Digital Media and E-Health

Get off to a good start!

  • You would like to study computer science and want to find out if your knowledge of mathematics meets the University’s requirements.
  • You would like to plug one or more other gaps in your knowledge before you embark on the study programme.
  • You want to get off to a good start and not wait until you are in a lecture or even in an examination before you realise that the gaps in your maths skills are a problem.

If that applies to you, you should definitely take up the opportunities provided by the Department of Applied Computer Science.


What is the foundation course in maths about?

The seminar units start immediately before the winter semester. This is where you can plug any knowledge gaps before the study programme begins and make the transition from school or employment to university easier to manage. Learning together with your future fellow students and getting to know them are clearly positive side effects of the course.

Who is eligible to take part?

All new students in the Bachelor’s study programme in the Department of Applied Computer Science.

Why should you enrol?

As our students usually have very different sets of prior knowledge, we firmly recommend all new students to take part in order to plug any possible knowledge gaps before they start the study programme and to make the transition from school or an apprenticeship to university easier to manage. Learning together with your future fellow students and getting to know them are clearly positive side effects of the course.

How is the course organised and where can I enrol?

You can choose between two groups and enrol via an electronic list of participants between 1 and 31 August 2016. Your enrolment commits you to attend the course.

Date Time Room
Group 1 5 September 2016 – 30 September 2016 (Monday - Friday) 13:00-16:30h Bldg. 24 (Q1) - 102
Group 2 5 September 2016 – 30 September 2016 (Monday - Friday) 16:30-20:00h Bldg. 24 (Q1) - 102

What does the course cover?

The course goes back over the most important basic mathematical concepts that were taught at school and takes them a stage further:

  • Equations / inequalities with 1 unknown (calculation and graphics)
  • Equations / inequalities with 2 unknowns (addition, inclusion and equation procedures; graphic solution)
  • Quadratic equations (quadratic extensions, p-q formulae, Vieta’s formulae)
  • Simple fractions
  • Advanced fractions (simple equations / compound fractions)
  • Exponential functions / square roots
  • Logic
  • Vector calculation
  • Surfaces and bodies
  • Amounts
  • Logarithms
  • Trigonometry on the unit circle and in the general triangle


 

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Do you have questions?

Paul Grimm

Prof. Dr.

Paul Grimm

Computer Graphics

Building 46, Room 324
Prof. Dr. Paul Grimm +49 661 9640-320
Consultation hours
During the semester break arrange appointment via email.