MATH1001 Differential Calculus

General Information

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

You may also view the Faculty Handbook entry for MATH1001

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.


  • Britton, Mathas and Myerscough. MATH1001 Differential Calculus. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Online Resources


8am (weeks 1-13, Di Warren): Wks1-7 , Wks8-12 , W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W5Egs, W6 , W7, W8, Quiz1s W9. W10, W11, Quiz2s, W12, W13-2012
8am (weeks 8-13, Ben Goldys):
11am (weeks 1-7, Holger Dullin): Lecture Notes: Lecture 2,3,4, 5,6 7,8 9,10 11,12
11am (weeks 8-13, Alexander Fish): Lecture 13 14,15 16,17 18,19 20,21 22,23 24,25
11am (weeks 1-13, Daniel Hauer): Lecture Notes: Week 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.2 5.1 5.2 6.1 6.2 7.1
                                                                                          8.1 8.2 9.1 9.2 10.1 10.2 11.1 11.2 12.1 12.2 13.1

Links used in the Lecture

Directional Derivative in 3D (Animation)
Taylor polynomials (Animation)
Taylor polynomials and reminder term (Animation)
(To start this animation on your computer you will need to download the CDF-Player (for free)


Di Warren (weeks 2-13): Thursday 9-10am (Carslaw 527)
Holger Dullin (weeks 2-7): Thursday 1-2pm (Carslaw 714)
Daniel Hauer(weeks 2-13): Thursday 1-2pm (Carslaw 724)
William Tong (weeks 2-4): Friday 9-10am (Carslaw 707A)
Alexander Fish (weeks 7-13): Monday 3-4pm (Carslaw 712)
Duty tutors(weeks 2-13): Tuesday and Thursday 1-2pm(Carslaw 830)

Extra consultation hours for the exam preparation

Holger Dullin : Monday 16. June 2014 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am (Carslaw 714)
Daniel Hauer : Tuesday 10. June 2014 from 2 pm - 4 pm (Carslaw 724),
                        Wednesday 11. June 2014 from 10 am - 12 pm (Carslaw 724),
                        Thursday 12. June 2014 from 2 pm - 4 pm (Carslaw 724).
William Tong : Thursday 12. June 2014 from 10 am - 12 pm (Carslaw 527),
                        Friday 13. June 2014 from 10 am - 12 pm (Carslaw 527),
                        Friday 13. June 2014 from 3 pm - 5 pm (Carslaw 707A),
Ben Goldys : Tuesday 17. June 2014 from 9 am - 11 pm (Carslaw 709)

Exam preparation: extended answer sections with solutions of old exam papers

Exam 2002     Exam 2007     Exam 2008     Exam 2009     Exam 2010     Exam 2011


Tutorials in MATH1001 start in the second week of semester. Tutorial question sheets will be posted on this web page.

Note that tutors will not have spare copies of the tutorial sheets. Students should print out a copy of the tutorial sheet beforehand and bring it to the tutorial.

Please make sure that you bring the textbook with you to the tutorials, as well as your own lecture notes, since you will need to consult these from time to time in order to answer the tutorial questions.


The assignment is due by 4 pm on Tuesday 15 April.

Here is the assignment question sheet.

Note that a cover sheet, incorporating a declaration of compliance with the University's policy on plagiarism, must be signed and attached to your assignment. In case you have not found the Assignment Cover Sheet link in the left-side panel above, here is another link to it.

Quiz 1

Quiz 1 will be held in tutorials in the week beginning 05 May. Here is a sample quiz with solutions. The quiz covers material of the lectures in weeks 1, 2, ..., 7.

Quiz 2

Quiz 2 will be held in tutorials in the week beginning 26 May. Here is a sample quiz. The quiz covers material of the lectures in weeks 8, 9, and 10.

Check your marks

Please check that your mark for Assignment, Quiz 1 and Quiz 2 have been recorded correctly by entering your 9 digit SID into the box below and then pressing the "Check marks" button.


Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Tuesday 12 May 2014.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, May 30.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Thursday 19 June 2014.

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