Undergraduate Study

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 2020: David Easdown
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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

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

Links and materials will be inserted and updated progressively throughout the semester.

Lecturer Consultations for MATH1111

Until the present crisis is over, please contact the lecturer, David Easdown, remotely through the Ed Discussion Forum linked to Canvas, in private mode.

David Easdown should be available for consultation as follows:

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Wednesdays, up to and including 27 May, in Carslaw 619.

A list of pre-exam consultation sessions will be posted here closer to the time.

Online Homeworks

Online homework consists of working through, at your own pace, the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Introduction to Calculus at the following link, on the Coursera platform:

You create a Coursera account and enrol in this course. There is no fee for creating an account or accessing the MOOC materials.

There are five modules, cascades of formative exercises in each module and a final summative quiz at the end of each module.

To gain credit for the online homework, you should complete the summative quiz for each module, in order from Module 1 to Module 5, gaining at least 14 correct answers (out of 20 multiple choice questions). You may attempt the quizzes as many times as you like to improve your score (but not more than three times in twenty-four hours.)

You take a screenshot of the result of the quiz at the end of the relevant Module, including your name, and upload the screenshot to Canvas MATH1111, by the following deadlines:

  • Module 1, by Thursday 02 April
  • Module 2, by Thursday 23 April
  • Module 3, by Thursday 07 May
  • Module 4, by Sunday 24 May
  • Module 5, by Sunday 07 June


Mid-semester Test

The Mid-semester Test has been cancelled and the credit transferred to assignments.

Exercise Sheets and Solutions

Exercise sheets may be viewed and downloaded from the following links. Short solutions may be included. Longer solutions should be made available later in the week or early the following week. Worksheets will be distributed during Monday and Tuesday tutorials and form the basis for preparatory work and hands-on practice.


Click below for lecture notes, which should become available shortly before the given lecture.

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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