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MATH1903 Integral Calculus and Modelling (Advanced)

General Information

MATH1903 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Advanced Mathematics stream.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2015: Florica Cîrstea, Anne Thomas .
  • Email contact address:
    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.

You may also view the description of MATH1903 in the University's course search database.

Information sheet for MATH1903

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

Class representatives

Simon Koch and Sonia Robertson have volunteered to be your class representatives. They will meet shortly with the Head of School or the Director of First Year. 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.

Discussion forum

Every student enrolled on Tuesday of Week 2 will have been invited to join the discussion forum. If you did not receive the invitation, or changed into the course later, please let us know by email.

Consultation times for MATH1903

  • Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 and Thursdays 11:00-12:00, Carslaw 716, Anne Thomas (Weeks 1-6 and Week 13)
  • Thursdays 13:00-14:00, Carslaw 719, Florica-Corina Cîrstea (Weeks 7-13)

If you cannot make it to these times, please make an appointment by e-mail.

Pre-exam consultation times for MATH1903

  • Friday 6 November 10:00-12:00, Carslaw 719, Florica-Corina Cîrstea
  • Monday 16 November 14:00-16:00, Carslaw 716, Anne Thomas


The Assignment was due in your tutorials in week 10 (Tuesday 6 October). It has been posted here on Tuesday 22 September (two weeks before the due date). The solutions to Assignment are made available here.


  • Quiz 1 will be held in tutorials in week 6 (Tuesday 1 September). It will draw on material from the lectures in Weeks 1-4. Questions may be similar to questions on the exercise sheets related to this lecture material. Study advice: first revise the lecture notes and chapters in the course notes and do related exercises (either alone or in a study group). Then attempt the sample quiz. If you cannot solve a question, have another go at revision and discuss with other students before you look at the solutions. A sample for Quiz 1 is now available and so are its solutions (now with correct answer to question 4).
  • Quiz 2 was held in tutorials in week 11 (Tuesday 13 October). The solutions to Quiz 2 are now available here. A sample for Quiz 2 is now available and so are its solutions.

Lecture notes for Weeks 1-6

We will be using the MATH1903 Course notes, available from KOPYSTOP. Below are scans of (rough) lecture notes by Anne Thomas for the first six weeks and the last lecture in Week 13. These are less formal than the Course notes. They should become available shortly after the lectures listed.

Lecture notes for Weeks 7-13

Below are scans of (rough) lecture notes by Florica Cirstea for the weeks 7-12 and the first lecture in Week 13.

Exercise Sheets and Solutions

Tutorial sheets may be viewed and downloaded from the following links. These form the basis for preparatory work and subsequent activities in tutorials that week. Solutions should be made available the day after the tutorials.

Final exam

Here you can find the extended answer questions in past years' exams: 2012, 2011 and 2010. To get the maximum benefit, it is recommended that you consult their solutions only after a serious attempt. The solutions are made available here for 2012, 2011 and 2010 exams.

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 Monday 12 October 2015.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment marks must be made by Friday, Nov 06.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 2 marks must be made by Monday 9 November 2015.

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 MATH1903 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 MATH1903 in the central units of study database.


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