MATH1011 Applications of Calculus

General Information

MATH1011 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the fundamental Mathematics stream.

Important: Please note that all students considering enrolling in MATH1011 should try the Both quizzes are multiple choice and questions may be attempted as many times as you like.

Students enrolled in MATH1011 should find both of these tests straightforward and be able to obtain correct answers to most of the questions on the first attempt, without help and without using a calculator.

Students who find either of these quizzes difficult should contact the First Year Director, David Easdown, immediately for advice (preferably by email).

You may also view the Faculty Handbook entry for MATH1011

Information sheet for MATH1011

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.

Online Resources

Links to online resources for this unit of study will be added here during the teaching session.

Exam Consultation

There will be several sessions during the STUVAC break in whic you can come and talk to the lecturers. They are as follows:
Ross - Tues 10th June - 9-10am - Car530
George - Thurs 12th June - 10-1pm and 2-6pm- Car495
Clinton - Mon 16th June - 2-3pm - Car807.
EXTRA: Ross - Tues 17th June - 3-5pm - Car707A.


The assignment, also available in the OneDrive link below, is available here. It is due Tuesday May 13th.

Quiz 2

Quiz 2 will be held in tutorials in Week 12. Practice questions can be found here; solutions can be found here.

Tutorials and Solutions

It is very important that you genuinely attempt the questions marked Questions to complete BEFORE the tutorial before your timetabled tutorial.

You should wait until before your tutorial class to print out the sheet, as the sheets may change throughout the semester and updated versions will be posted below.

Past Exam Papers and Solutions

Below are the past six MATH1011 exam papers with worked solutions. Before downloading you should:
  • Note that these comprise only the extended response part of the exams; it is School policy not to release multiple choice questions from previous years.
  • Look at the front page of this year's exam to familiarise yourself with its format
  • Note that some material from past papers no longer forms part of the assessable material in MATH1011.
  • Note that there is no formula sheet for the MATH1011 exam.

Past examinations

Additional Student Resources

As the unit progresses, you will be notified by email when important materials have been uploaded to OneDrive and made available for you to download. Please save this link for your reference:
Here you will find the following resources:
  • Information Sheet
  • George's Lecture Slides (with his classes' annotations)
  • Lecture Notes from MATH1011 2013 (the complete comprehensive syllabus and #1 reference)
  • George's Tutorial Class Examples
  • A digest of all of George's past MATH1011 group emails
  • Quiz material and information, including:
    • Cover Sheet
    • Practice Questions
  • Past Summer School 2014 Resources (as an additional resource only)
    • Lecture Slides
    • Exercise Sheets

Scanned lecture notes

Supplementary Lecture Notes

Applications of Calculus (Lecture notes for MATH1011), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney (2014). This is available for purchase at Kopystop.


Calculus, James Stewart, 7th [Metric International] Edition, Brooks-Cole (2008). ISBN-13: 978-0-538-49884-5. Several copies are available (some of which will be kept under 2 hour closed reserve) at the Sydney University SciTech Library.

Consultation Sessions

The teaching staff are always very keen to help you with any problems that may arise for you throughout the duration of this unit of study, so please ensure you take every opportunity to seek their help. Extra one-on-one help is available during the below times:
  • Weeks 1-7: directly after the second stream lecture (namely, every Thursday and Friday 12-1pm) in George's office (namely, on level 4 of the Carslaw complex in room 495).
  • Weeks 8-13: Clinton: 9am Fridays, Carslaw 707A. Ross: 12noon Thursadys, Carslaw 530.
Check your marks

Please check that your mark for Quiz 1, Assignment 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 Quiz 1 marks must be made by Tuesday 13 May 2014.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Tuesday 10 June 2014.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Tuesday 3 June 2014.

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.

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