104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, UE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to
- master elementary mathematical models and employ these models on related questions,
- understand mathematical language and formalism so that they can independently study mathematical textbooks and work their way into new subject areas,
- work sensibly with the subjects dealt with in the course and use them in other courses (e.g. Physics, Physical Chemistry, ...).
Graduates are acquainted with mathematical methods to systematically analyse, structure and investigate problems.

Subject of course

Exercises to the subjects of the lecture "Mathematics for Chemists I".

Teaching methods

For the exercises course the students are split into groups of up to 30 participants. In preparation for every exercise unit the students have to work on 8 problems and announce which problems they were able to solve. During the exercise session, for each problem a student is chosen who explains his/her solution on the blackboard to the group. This solution is discussed within the group, solution variants, subsequent questions and cross-connections to other topics are also addressed. Several exercises deal with application-oriented problems from chemistry or physics which should further the motivation to study abstract mathematical concepts of the corresponding lecture.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please do not miss the introductory meeting for the exercises (Friday, October 6, 2023, 8-10, Radinger HS).

Registration for the exercise sessions: after the introductory meeting via TISS (registration for individual groups).

Please register only for the exercises if you actually wish to join the course, actively participate and obtain a grade at the end.
There will be 5 groups with identifiers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. Upon registration you will choose (exactly) one of them. The exercise sessions of the individual groups happen on the following weekdays: Monday (1), Wednesday (2,5), Thursday (3,8); information regarding precise times and rooms is available from the group tab.
The exercise groups have limited capacity; once it is attained, you will be moved to a waiting queue. Registrants on the waiting list will be automatically confirmed if free places become available. If you still remain without confirmation on a waiting list after the registration deadline, you will be assigned a group in order to obtain comparable group sizes.

Exercise sessions in individual groups start

  • October 18, 2023, for Wednesday-groups
  • October 19, 2023, for Thursday-groups
  • October 23, 2023, for the Monday-group

For the dates of the sessions of the individual groups, please refer to the corresponding TUWEL course.

The collection fo problems to be solved can be downloaded from the homepage or from the TUWEL course. There you will also find the information which exercises have to be prepared for each session.  Please timely declare in TUWEL those problems solutions of which you are willing to present.




Examination modalities

The students have to present their solutions to exercises on the blackboard, they have to declare in advance which exercises they were able to solve, they also should actively participate in the discussion of solutions of other students.

For a positive grade at least 60 % of exercises have to be declared as solved. At least two times during the semester each student has to present his solution of a problem to the group of students and the course instructor. These presentations have to be assessed positively overall, an insufficient presentation can be compensated by a satisfactory one.

Details regarding marks:

  • A bad average assessment of the oral presentation implies a bad final mark (independently of a possibly high percentage of prepared problem solutions).
  • A low percentage of prepared problems (e.g. only slightly above the minimum of 60%) entails a bad (at best mediocre) final result, even in the case of a very good oral performance;
  • however, a good to excellent oral presentation will relax the minimum requirements regarding the percentage of solved problems to achieve a certain final mark.
  • There is no explicit written / oral examination for the exercise sessions. Evaluation of the candiate's qualifications is done throughout the whole course during the exercise sessions.

Group dates

1Mon10:00 - 12:0016.10.2023 - 22.01.2024GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I Gruppe 1
2Wed16:00 - 19:0018.10.2023GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 2
2Wed16:00 - 19:0025.10.2023 - 24.01.2024Zeichensaal 3 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 2
3Thu16:00 - 19:0019.10.2023Sem.R. DA grün 05 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 3
3Thu16:00 - 19:0009.11.2023 - 25.01.2024Zeichensaal 3 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 3
5Wed16:00 - 19:0011.10.2023 - 24.01.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 5
8Thu16:00 - 19:0012.10.2023 - 25.01.2024GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I 8
Gruppe 4Thu16:00 - 19:0012.10.2023 - 25.01.2024Sem.R. DA grün 03 B 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I Gruppe 4
Gruppe 6Thu16:00 - 19:0012.10.2023 - 25.01.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I Gruppe 6
Gruppe 7Wed16:00 - 19:0011.10.2023 - 24.01.2024GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT 104.937 Mathematics for Chemists I Gruppe 7

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
106.10.2023 10:0012.10.2023 10:00
206.10.2023 10:0012.10.2023 10:00
306.10.2023 10:0012.10.2023 10:00
506.10.2023 10:0012.10.2023 10:00
806.10.2023 10:0012.10.2023 10:00
Gruppe 404.10.2023 18:1512.10.2023 10:30
Gruppe 604.10.2023 18:1512.10.2023 10:30
Gruppe 704.10.2023 18:1512.10.2023 10:30


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 290 Technical Chemistry Mandatory1. Semester


D. Dorninger & H. Kaiser: "Mathematische Grundlagen für Chemiker I". Prugg Verlag. ISBN 3-85385-003-0.
D. Dorninger, G. Eigenthaler & G. Hasibeder: "Mathematische Grundlagen für Chemiker III - Aufgabensammlung". Prugg Verlag. ISBN 3-85238-045-6.
Diese Bücher sind in der Lehrbuchsammlung der TU Wien Chemie- und Maschinenbaubibliothek verfügbar.

Previous knowledge

Knowledge from the lecture "Mathematik für TCH I", held in the same semester, is required.

Additionally: Solid knowledge of mathematics as taught at school.

It is recommended, and considered helpful, to attend the course "101.748 Harmonisation Course Mathematics" in order to freshen up (or improve) your knowledge of mathematics. Note that this course already starts towards the end of September.

Accompanying courses



if required in English