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Mathematical self-test of the Department of Physics

Participation in a mathematical self-test is a compulsory enrolment requirement for the Bachelor of Physics and Bachelor of Medical Physics degree programmes. It is also recommended that students of the physics teaching degree take it. The test is intended to give first-year students an indication of the extent to which it is advisable to review mathematical content before beginning their studies. For such a review, the Department of Physics offers preparatory courses in the three weeks before the start of the lecture period.

Please note that the test is for your orientation only and will not be evaluated by us in terms of content. Only participation in the test is a prerequisite for enrolment. At the end of the test, you can download a certificate of participation to enclose with your enrolment documents.

If you know how to solve most of the tasks of the self-test, nothing stands in the way of a successful start to your studies.  Even in this case, however, we strongly recommend that you take part in the Department of Physics preliminary course, which will take place in the two weeks from 27.9.2021 to 7.10.2021. Should the self-test reveal greater uncertainties, we strongly recommend that you also attend one of our refresher courses to practice mathematical techniques before the actual preliminary course. These take place in the week of 20.9.2021 to 24.9.2020.

In order to get a realistic picture of your level of knowledge, you should work on the self-test without any aids (except for a pen and paper). Only tick an answer if you are relatively sure that it is correct. Otherwise, there is a "Don't know" box for each question that you can tick.

Registration for the mathematical self-test of the Department of Physics.

For technical problems, please contact selbsttest.physiktu-dortmundde, for other questions, please contact the student advisory service of the Department of Physics.


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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.



One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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