[ 290MAFSMC1V18 ] VL Mathematics for Chemistry I

Es ist eine neuere Version 2019W dieser LV im Curriculum Bachelor's programme Chemistry and Chemical Technology 2021W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Mathematics Andreas Neubauer 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Chemistry 2018W
Objectives This course introduces students to a range of mathematical concepts and techniques that form the basis for applications inside and outside chemistry, such as the ones required of students enrolled in Chemistry Bachelor and Master programs.
The course provides an introduction to the mathematics. During the tutorial, the application of different mathematical techniques and methods is considered and confirmed by numerous examples.
The aim of the course is to provide students with a detailed overview of the major mathematical ideas and methods for solving general and chemistry-related practical problems.
  1. Basic concepts of set theory and logic
  2. Numbers
  3. Mappings, functions
  4. Complex numbers
  5. Sequences
  6. Continuous functions and limits
  7. Differential calculus of functions in one variable
  8. Integral calculus of functions in one variable
Criteria for evaluation The final grade is based on the written exam at the end of the semester (two exam dates are available in KUSSS)

This exam is worth 100 points. To pass the course, at least 50 points must be reached.
Methods Lecture by instructor
Language German or English
Study material
  • Andreas Neubauer, Mathematik für Chemiker, Institut für Industriemathematik, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz.
  • Notker Rösch, Mathematik für Chemiker, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
  • Lothar Papula, Mathematik für Chemiker, Enke-Verlag, Stuttgart, 1991.
  • Lothar Papula, Mathematische Formelsammlung für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Vieweg Verlag, 2006.
  • Lothar Papula, Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Band 1, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2008.
  • Wolfgang Pavel, Ralf Winkler, Mathematik für Naturwissenschaftler,Pearson Studium, 2007.
  • Hans G. Zachmann, Mathematik für Chemiker, Wiley-VCH, 2003.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with
290MAFSIMAK18: KV Introduction to Mathematics (1,5 ECTS) + 290MAFSMC1U18: UE Applications of Mathematics for Chemistry I (3 ECTS) +
290MAFSMC2V18: VL Mathematics for Chemistry II (3 ECTS) + 290MAFSMC2U18: UE Applications of Mathematics for Chemistry II (3 ECTS)
equivalent to

TCBPFVOMAT1: VO Mathematik I (2,6 ECTS) + TCBPFUEMAT1: UE Übungen aus Mathematik I (3,2 ECTS) +
TCBPFVOMAT2: VO Mathematik II (2,6 ECTS) + TCBPFUEMAT2: UE Übungen aus Mathematik II (3,2 ECTS)


only as recognition from Bachelor Technische Chemie version of 2017 to Bachelor Chemistry version of 2018:
TCBPFVOMAT1: VO Mathematik I (2,6 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment