How physicists see math problems

Mathematical bridging course

Registration is required when attending the face-to-face event. Please register in ZEuS for one of the groups or by email if you have problems registering.

Update (2020-10-12): The group appointments have been reallocated in order to set up additional groups. You are welcome to change groups if the dates are more convenient for you. Please only register if you want to attend the face-to-face event. If you work on the tasks online, please do not log in.

time (Attendance part): Monday, October 19, 2020 (12:30 p.m.) - Friday, October 30, 2020 (11:30 a.m.).

place: R711 + R712


target group: Freshmen students of the mathematical and natural science section, especially the physics, biology and mathematics. If you are interested, prospective chemistry and computer science students are also welcome.

The lecture part of the course will be replaced this year by the online mathematics bridge course (OMB +). Please take some time for this (1-2 weeks as required) and work through the OMB + until the start of the classroom part on October 19. Start with the entrance test and read through all the chapters (additional modules for physicists only). Complete all exercises, training, quizzes and final tasks (login required). If you have any questions about OMB +, you can also contact our tutors from October 5th (email [email protected]).

In the face-to-face part of the course, face-to-face tasks are made available for in-depth knowledge, and they are helped and discussed. If necessary, special topics are also dealt with in more detail. In addition, all questions about and about studying are answered. You can also work on the tasks of the classroom part yourself. These will be available here at the start of the present part. If you have any questions, please contact the above email address. No registration is required for this (so please do not register, otherwise a place in the face-to-face event will be reserved for you).

Experience has shown that many first-year students have difficulties with mathematics in their studies despite good school-leaving grades, and can therefore only follow lectures and internships in the basic subjects with difficulty.
To make it easier for you to get started with mathematics, the physics department at the University of Konstanz offers all freshmen of the mathematics and natural sciences section a compact course in mathematics as preparation. Most of the participants in previous years say they have benefited greatly from the course.
The aim of the preliminary mathematics course is to get involved in formal thinking, to accept mathematics as an important aid and to practice it in an application-oriented manner. Furthermore, the often very different mathematics knowledge that the prospective students bring with them from school should be refreshed and deepened.

The content is based on the recommendations of the Conference of the Faculties of Physics (KFP) on November 7, 2011 for preliminary courses on mathematics.

Tasks of the attendance part (after login):

If you have any questions, just contact [email protected]

Content of the lecture 2019: (Please log in to download the slides)


Dr. Stefan Gerlach
Department of Physics

Room P 817

Tel .: +49 7531 88-3825

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