Undergraduate Study

MATH1001 Differential Calculus

General Information

MATH1001 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.

You may also view the description of MATH1001 in the University's course search database.

Information sheet for MATH1001

All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Class representatives

Sachi Bandara, Kirk Calladine, Tian Cao, Elena Cutmore, Mohamed Darwichy, Herman Fung, Madeliene King, Sonya Kovacevic, Girija Krishn, Brendan Lam, Christina Lee, Tara McDougall, James McLarty, Alex Palmer, Sara Shuttlewood, Craig Tiu, Summer Wang, Shuhan Zhang and Darren Zheng have volunteered to be your class representatives. They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representatives and let them know your views.

Course Notes for MATH1001

The course notes are available at Kopystop. It is mandatory for all students to own a copy of the course notes.

MATH1001 Exam

The MATH1001 exam will be held 9:20—11:00 on Friday 23 June 2017. This exam will contribute 65% towards your final assessment for MATH1001, or more in cases where the Better Mark Principle applies.

As stated on the front page of the examination paper, you will be given 10 minutes reading time and 90 minutes writing time to complete the exam. The exam has 20 multiple choice questions (worth 50%) and three extended answer questions (worth 50%).

For general information about exams, and the exam timetable, please see the University's examinations web page.

We are making the following past MATH1001 examination papers (Extended Answer Questions only) and selected solutions available to help you study:

2007: exam,
2009: exam,
2010: exam, solutions,
2011: exam, solutions,
2012: exam,
2013: exam, solutions
2014: exam.

We strongly recommend that you do not look at the solutions for the exam before you have attempted the questions yourself. Selected solutions to the 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2014 exams will be discussed in lectures in Week 13. Examinations papers or solutions from other years will not be released. Students are encouraged to discuss questions from all other examination papers on the Ed Discussion forum.

Pre-exam consultation times (all rooms in the Carslaw Building)

14 June (Wed): 10am—noon Eduardo Altmann 615
14 June (Wed): 12pm—2pm Marek Rutkowski 814
15 June (Thu): 10am—noon Eduardo Altmann 615
15 June (Thu): 11am—1pm Fernando Viera 527
16 June (Fri): 5pm—7pm Haotian Wu 524
19 June (Mon): 2pm—4pm Adrianne Jenner 524
19 June (Mon): 4pm—6pm Haotian Wu 524
20 June (Tue): 2pm—4pm Joachim Worthington 535
21 June (Wed): 10am—noon Danya Rose 524
22 June (Thu): 2pm—4pm Joachim Worthington 535

Calculators in the examination

You will only be able to use your calculator in the examination if it has a sticker showing that it has been approved by the Examinations Office. For more details please see the "Approved calculators" section of the University's examinations web page.

Online Resources

Check your marks

MATH1001 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Quiz 1, Assignment 2 and Quiz 2 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Monday, 26th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.

The teaching material appearing on this web site is intended for the use of enrolled students of the University of Sydney, and (unless otherwise specified) the University of Sydney holds copyright. Any other person or institution wishing to use any of this material must contact the university to make appropriate arrangements.

Useful Links

  • Self-test web quizzes:
    Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes for MATH1001 regularly as the semester progresses.
  • Handbook:
    Every student should have a copy of the Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.
  • Examination Timetable:
    For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination timetable, see the University's Examination Information web site.
  • The Faculty Handbook entry:
    The description of MATH1001 in the central units of study database.



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