714-0366 – Mathematics I (MI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry
Subject guarantorRNDr. Jan Kotůlek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
714-0366/01 1999/2000 2011/2012 5
714-0366/02 2000/2001 2019/2020 5
714-0366/03 2010/2011 2019/2020 4
714-0366/04 2010/2011 2019/2020 4
714-0366/05 2016/2017 2019/2020 4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Mathematics is essential part of education on technical universities. It should be considered rather the method in the study of technical courses than a goal. Thus the goal of mathematics is train logical reasoning than mere list of mathematical notions, algorithms and methods. Students should learn how to - analyze problems, - distinguish between important and unimportant, - suggest a method of solution, - verify each step of a method, - generalize achieved results, - analyze correctness of achieved results with respect to given conditions, - apply these methods while solving technical problems, - understand that mathematical methods and theoretical advancements - outreach the field mathematics.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Other activities


The subject is divided into four chapters. In the first chapter we study real functions of one real variable and their properties, in the second chapter we introduce the notion of derivative and study its properties and applications. In the third chapter we study linear algebra. We introduce Gauss elimination method for solution of systems of linear algebraic equations. In the last chapter we apply it to the geometric problems in three-dimensional Euclidean space.

Compulsory literature:

[1] BIRD, J.: Engineering Mathematics, 4th ed. Newnes 2003. [2] DOLEŽALOVÁ, J.: Mathematics I. VŠB – TUO, Ostrava 2005, ISBN 80-248-0796-3 [3] NEUSTUPA, J.: Mathematics I., ČVUT, Praha 2004

Recommended literature:

Harshbarger, R.J.-Reynolds, J.J.: Calculus with Applications. D.C.Heath and Company, Lexington 1990, ISBN 0-669-21145-1 James, G.: Modern Engineering Mathematics. Addison-Wesley, 1992. ISBN 0-201-1805456 James, G.: Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics. Addison-Wesley, 1993. ISBN 0-201-56519-6


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
714-0365 ZM Basics of Mathematics Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.