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MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus

General Information

MATH1111 is a Junior (or first-year) unit.

This unit of study is not open to students who have done HSC Mathematics, HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2 (or equivalent).

  • Credit point value: 6CP.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures and two tutorials.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2019: Brad Roberts and Pantea Pooladvand
  • Email contact address: MATH1111@sydney.edu.au.

    Students: please check if your question can be answered by referring to the FAQ page before emailing us. If you decide to email us please include your name and SID.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty: see sydney.edu.au/students/academic-appeals.html.

You may also view the description of MATH1111 in the University's course search database.

Information sheet for MATH1111

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

Jiajin (Wendy) Chen, Molly Kyriakidis-Costello, and Robert Rayment 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, then please email your class representatives using the address MATH1111classreps@maths.usyd.edu.au, and let them know your views.

Online Resources

For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1111.

Consultation times

The lecturers will be available for consultation at the following times. You may attend any of these consultations.
LecturerAvailabilityTimeOffice
Pantea PooladvandWeeks 1-3Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 Carslaw 535
Brad RobertsWeeks 4-13Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 Carslaw 535

Pre-exam Consultations for MATH1111 and Exam Preparation

Pre-exam consultations (subject to change, please check this page regularly):

LecturerAvailabilityTimeOffice
Brad RobertsThursday 6 June12:00-13:00 Carslaw 535
Brad RobertsTuesday 11 June12:00-13:00 Carslaw 605
Brad RobertsThursday 13 June12:00-13:00 Carslaw 535
Brad RobertsMonday 17 June12:00-13:00 Carslaw 535

Here is the front page and formulae sheet of the 2019 exam. The first half of the exam comprises 25 multiple choice questions and the second half involves 4 extended answer questions. It is advisable to bring a soft lead pencil and eraser to the exam to enter answers on the multiple choice answer sheet.

In the Multiple Choice Section there will be

  • 12 questions that are variations of the Sample Test questions and Mid-semester Test questions on precalculus
  • 1 question on even and odd functions
  • 4 questions on limits
  • 4 questions on differentiation
  • 4 questions on integration.
In the Extended Answer Section there will be 4 questions involving precalculus and calculus, similar to the style of extended answer questions on exam papers from earlier years, with a mixture of different types of calculations, differentiation, integration, curve sketching and interpretation.

Please note that the 2019 exam format is the same as in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, but has changed from 2013 and earlier years. Here are some recent exams:

The multiple choice questions from the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 exams will not be released.

The following exercises are recommended as preparation for the exam:

  • The mid-semester test and the associated Sample Exercises.
  • All exercises on both assignments.
  • All exercises on the Mon/Tues Worksheets for each week from Week 2 to Week 12.
  • All revision exercises for Week 13.
  • Week 2 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10
  • Week 3 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Week 4 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Week 5 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
  • Week 6 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Week 7 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Week 8 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Week 9 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
  • Week 10 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
  • Week 11 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
  • Week 11 Thu/Fri Exercises: all exercises
  • Week 12 Thu/Fri Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Resources Information Sheet Canvas Lecture Recordings Ed Discussion
Wednesday lectures Friday lectures Mon/tues tutorials Thu/fri tutorials Assessment
Week 1
25/2-1/3
Pooladvand 1-1 Pooladvand 1-2  
Week 2
4/3-8/3
Pooladvand 2-1 Pooladvand 2-2 Mon/Tues 2 questions
Mon/Tues 2 solutions
Thu/Fri 2 questions
Thu/Fri 2 solutions
 
Week 3
11/3-15/3
Myerscough 3-1 Roberts 3-2 Mon/Tues 3 questions
Mon/Tues 3 solutions
Thu/Fri 3 questions
Thu/Fri 3 solutions
 
Week 4
18/3-22/3
Roberts 4-1 Roberts 4-2 Mon/Tues 4 questions
Mon/Tues 4 solutions
Thu/Fri 4 questions
Thu/Fri 4 solutions
 
Assignment 1 Questions
Week 5
25/3-29/3
Myerscough 5-1 Roberts 5-2 Mon/Tues 5 questions
Mon/Tues 5 solutions
Thu/Fri 5 questions
Thu/Fri 5 solutions
 
Assignment 1 (5%)
Due 23:59 Thu 28 Mar
Week 6
1/4-5/4
Roberts 6-1 Roberts 6-2 Mon/Tues 6 questions
Mon/Tues 6 solutions
Thu/Fri 6 questions
Thu/Fri 6 solutions
 
Mid-Semester Test - sample
Week 7
8/4-12/4
Roberts 7-1 Roberts 7-2 Mon/Tues 7 questions
Mon/Tues 7 solutions
Mon/Tues 8 questions
Mon/Tues 8 solutions
Thu/Fri 7 questions
Thu/Fri 7 solutions
 
Assignment 1 Solutions
Mid-Semester Test - sample (solutions)
Week 8
15/4-19/4
Roberts 8-1 Good Friday (Friday 19 April) Mid-Semester Test
(10%) 15-16 April
Good Friday (Friday 19 April)
Thu/Fri 8 questions
Thu/Fri 8 solutions
 
Mid-Semester Test (10%)
15-16 April
Mid-semester break
Week 9
29/4-3/5
Roberts 9-1 Roberts 9-2 Mon/Tues 9 questions
Mon/Tues 9 solutions
Thu/Fri 9 questions
Thu/Fri 9 solutions
 
Assignment 2 Questions
Week 10
6/5-10/5
Roberts 10-1 Roberts 10-2 Mon/Tues 10 questions
Mon/Tues 10 solutions
Thu/Fri 10 questions
Thu/Fri 10 solutions
 
Assignment 2 (5%)
Due 23:59 Thu 9 May
Week 11
13/5-17/5
Roberts 11-1 Roberts 11-2 Mon/Tues 11 questions
Mon/Tues 11 solutions
Thu/Fri 11 questions
Thu/Fri 11 solutions
 
Week 12
20/5-24/5
Roberts 12-1 Roberts 12-2 Mon/Tues 12 questions
Mon/Tues 12 solutions
Thu/Fri 12 questions
Thu/Fri 12 solutions
 
Assignment 2 Solutions
Week 13
27/5-31/5
Roberts 13-1 Roberts 13-2 Revision 13 questions
Revision 13 solutions
Revision 13 questions
Revision 13 solutions
 
Check your marks

MATH1111 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Mid-Semester Test, Assignment 2, Online Homework 1, Online Homework 2, Online Homework 3, Online Homework 4 and Online Homework 5 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, May 24.
Please note that any corrections to Mid-Semester Test marks must be made by Friday, May 24.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, May 24.
Please note that any corrections to Online Homework 1 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 14.
Please note that any corrections to Online Homework 2 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 14.
Please note that any corrections to Online Homework 3 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 14.
Please note that any corrections to Online Homework 4 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 14.
Please note that any corrections to Online Homework 5 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 14.

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