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Mathematics - GAF105
Title: Mathematics
Guaranteed by: Department of Biophysics and Physical Chemistry (16-16110)
Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:written
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:14/14, C+Ex [HS]
Capacity: unlimited / 90 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Explanation: (F,1.r.)
Old code: F105
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Dipl.-Math. Erik Jurjen Duintjer Tebbens, Ph.D.
Classification: Pharmacy >
Is co-requisite for: GAF199, GAF131
Is pre-requisite for: GAF303
Annotation -
To enrich and deepen the knowledge of the essentials of calculus and ensemble it with some concepts of discrete and numerical mathematics is the main goal of the subject. The teaching is focused on the understanding of mathematical concepts with regard to their application, not on formal version and prove of theorems.
Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Conditions for granting the credit – Mathematics seminars

1. Active participation during all seminars – in the case of absence a written excuse by the physician must be brought.

Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)
Literature -


  • Petr Klemera. Mathematics. Selected topics for students of Pharmacy.. Hradec Kralove: Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, , s. ISBN .
  • Stein, Sherman K.. Calculus and analytic geometry. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987, 878 s. ISBN 0-07-061159-9.
  • Batschelet, Edward. Introduction to mathematics for life scientists. Berlin: Springer, 1979, 643 s. ISBN 3-540-09648-5.

Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)
Syllabus -

Functions of one variable

·         important types of functions and their characteristics

·         main rules for graphs drawing and graphical representation of functions

·         graphical solution of equations

·         function identification using transformation of coordinates


·         properties, physical and geometrical meaning of derivatives

·         extrema and behaviour of functions

·         Taylor series and error estimates


·         indefinite integrals

·         definite integrals

·         basic properties of differential equations

Functions of multiple variables

·         definition and geometrical meaning of partial derivatives

·         extrema of functions of two variables


·         basic matrix operations

  • solution of systems of linear equations using the inverse matrix
Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)
Teaching methods -

The guarantor lectures, teachers conduct seminars. Consultation may be based on a personal, telephone or email order.

Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (07.10.2021)
Requirements to the exam -

The exam is a written exam with 20 standard multiple choice (4 possible answers, only one is correct) questions and 2 advanced multiple choice questions. To pass the exam it is necessary to have at least 12 correct answers to standard questions, which will result in the mark „good“ (3). At least 16 correct answers to standard questions are necessary to obtain the mark „very good“ (2). A student with the mark „very good“ (2) can obtain the mark „excellent“ (1) when, in addition, she/he answers correctly to the advanced questions.


The 20 standard questions are questions about the contents of all seminars. The 2 advanced questions are about the contents of not only all seminars, but of all lectures as well. The emphasis is on deeper understanding of mathematical principles (instead of merely learning by heart the computational procedure) and on the ability of abstract thinking. Some (simple) proofs may be required.


The maximally allowed time is 60 min. Admitted tools are: writing accessories, ruler, a simple calculator (without internet connection or modules to directly compute derivatives, integrals or matrix operations; not a cell phone).

Last update: Duintjer Tebbens Erik Jurjen, doc. Dipl.-Math., Ph.D. (19.09.2022)
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