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260400 VO STEOP 2: Introduction to Calculus (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Fr 01.10. 10:15-11:45 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 08.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 11.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 18.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 25.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 29.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 08.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 15.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 22.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 29.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 06.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 13.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 17.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 07.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 10.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Friday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Monday 17.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Acquirement, understanding and refreshment of the basic mathematical skills in the context of analytical computational methods which are required in the initial phase of physics studies.

The most important functions and their properties, coordinate systems and vector algebra, differentiation rules, differentiation of functions and vectors, partial differentiation, integration rules, rotational bodies, calculation of arc lengths, multiple integrals, complex numbers (Cartesian representation, exponential form), differentiation of fields (grad, div and rot), integration of fields (curve and surface integrals) as well as ordinary differential equations 1st and 2nd order (linear homogeneous and inhomogeneous differential equations in the physical context, existence and uniqueness of solutions).

In the lecture the concepts and methods are discussed by means of representative examples (knowledge transfer by ex-cathedra teaching) as well as the learned knowledge is directly applied (interactive elements). An active participation is necessary for learning the application of methods to solve problems. The use of the Student Response System ARSnova is intended to motivate active participation.

Information and links for attending the lecture REMOTELY can be found on the Moodle page. The HYBRID lecture on Tuesday can be attended in person or remotely. Use the registration tool on the Moodle page for in person attendance!

Assessment and permitted materials

Course with non-continuous assessment;
The VO serves as preparation for the STEOP 2 module examination.
The proof of performance required for the entire STEOP 2 module (VO + PUE + PVU, 7 ECTS) is provided by completing the written module examination (NO MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST).

STEOP 2 Written module examination:
Permitted aids: none
Exam dates:
1) Friday, 22.01.2021, 15:30 – 18:00, Lise-Meitner HS & Ludwig-Boltzmann HS & Christian-Doppler-HS & Ernst-Mach-HS (only Lise-Meitner HS visible at registration)
1) will be announced later
2) will be announced later
3) will be announced later
4) will be announced later

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% of the total points must be achieved to pass the module examination.
The grading key for assessment is:
Grade 1 100.00% - 87.00%
Grade 2 86.99% - 75.00%
Grade 3 74.99% - 63.00%
Grade 4 62.99% - 50.00%
Failed 49.99% - 0.00%

Examination topics

Contents of the courses of the STEOP 2 module (VO+PUE+PVU). These are all chapters of the Living Lecture Notes " Einführung in die Physikalischen Rechenmethoden – STEOP 2 Modul für das Bachelorstudium Physik (7 ECTS)" by Prof. Dr. Christoph Dellago and Prof. Dr. André Hoang. The calculus skills acquired in the exam preparation exercise class as well as in the exam preparation lecture combined with exercise units are inherently tested in the module examination.
There is a weekly tutorium, where you can participate without registration, and where you can ask questions on issues on the STEOP2 lecture to a more senior student.

Reading list

1) Living Lecture Notes“Einführung in die Physikalischen Rechenmethoden – STEOP 2 Modul für das Bachelorstudium Physik (7 ECTS)” von Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph Dellago und Univ. Prof. Dr André Hoang.

2) H. Kerner und W. Von Wahl, Mathematik für Physiker, Springer-Lehrbuch als e-book via u:access erhältlich unter https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC08988692

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