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Thorsten Rood
Thorsten Rood



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Our teacher in high school was about to say the first semester in maths should be easy for us - just due to the fact that our school was focussed on natural science and technology. I think he basically was right but unfortunately I didn't go to university immediately after graduation...

Looking at the statistics, the maths courses are top reason for students to retire from university. There's massive amount of topics in there, so if you don't find appropriate training in time, it really gets weird.

Testing requirements

You need to meet those criteria:


01181Maths in computer science, part I
Part 1 introduces you to algebra (geometry/vectors, matrix and polynomial calculation).
01182Maths in computer science, part II
In part 2 you learn about analyses (integrals and differential calculus).
Although you have side-effects between both courses, there's no sequential requirement or recommendation. It doesn't cause planning problems when each course is offered once per year only.
01183Maths in computer science, part III
The third part has been mixed down from two former large topics: numeric and probability calculus. In earlier days they have been teached independently and later got combined into one monolithic course offering. In my eyes this has been done without much luck: there's no true decrease in the total amount of chapters and the cuttings result in a much worse understanding (missing examples and explanations). I felt more comfortable with the numeric topics, especially its last chapter is pretty interesting.


1/3 You need to pass a written exam in one of the three courses. It's important to be very exact in all given specifications and definitions, unless you want to loose too many points just for this. If you spend enough time on training with old-years exams or current testing material you should score some good results.
To be flexible in planning it makes sense attending to all exams, you'll later have the option to discard results you don't like. This allows optimal preparation for the oral audits.



Two courses will be audited. You may select which of them but the remaining one must be passed at least with an exam "grade D".
How ever you plan to complete - the testing unit covers all three parts. You just may decide with of them get audited and which will be measured by an exam result. To register for an audit, you need to provide a written exam result different from the topics you want to be interviewed in. Too complex? Not really, under normal conditions and based on standard training sequence this just means your first audit can consist of part II.

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