Introduction to Calculus
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:
- Classes per week:
Three lectures and two tutorials.
- Lecturer(s) in 2017:
David Easdown .
- 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.
Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School
or Faculty. For further
information, see the Science Faculty web site.
You may also view the
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.
Natalie Ang, Nicholas Bradbury and Sophia Stewart-Kasimba
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, please
email your representatives and let them know your views.
Links will be inserted progressively throughout the semester.
Pre-exam Consultations for MATH1111 and Exam Preparation
Pre-exam consultations (subject to change, please check this page regularly):
- 13:00-15:00 Wednesday 14 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
- 13:00-15:00 Wednesday 21 June: Carslaw 619, David Easdown
here to see the front page, formulae sheet and multiple choice answer sheet of the 2016 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 2017 exam format is the same as in 2016, 2015 and 2014, but has changed from 2013 and earlier years.
To look at exams from the last five years, click
The multiple choice questions from the 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
- 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
For extra practice, you can try selected questions from the following past exams:
Lecturer Consultations for MATH1111
David Easdown will be available for consultation as follows:
- 1:00-2:00 pm Wednesdays, up to and including 07 June, in Carslaw 619.
A list of pre-exam consultation sessions will be posted here closer to the
The Mid-semester Test for MATH1111 will take place on Wednesday 03 May. The test lasts 40 minutes and may be taken either at 4:15 pm or 5:15 pm
in Merewether Lecture Theatre 1.
Please wait outside the lecture theatre until called inside. You may bring a non-programmable calculator. No books, notes or other
electronic devices are permitted.
For practice, click on the following links to see
If you are unable to attend on 03 May, or require special conditions, then you should email the lecturer as soon as possible explaining your circumstances.
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.
- Week 2 (beginning 13 March):
- Week 3 (beginning 20 March):
- Week 4 (beginning 27 March):
- Week 5 (beginning 03 April):
- Week 6 (beginning 10 April):
- Week 7 (beginning 24 April):
- Week 8 (beginning 01 May):
- Week 9 (beginning 08 May):
- Week 10 (beginning 15 May):
- Week 11 (beginning 22 May):
- Week 12 (beginning 29 May):
- Week 13 (beginning 05 June):
Click below for scans of (rough) notes by the lecturer. These should become available shortly after the dates listed.
- Week 1:
- Week 2:
- Week 3:
- Week 4:
- Week 5:
- Week 6:
- Week 7:
26 April (new),
28 April (new)
- Week 8:
03 May (Mid-semester Test),
- Week 9:
- Week 10:
- Week 11:
- Week 12:
Check your marks
MATH1111 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Mid-semester Test and Assignment 2 have been
recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Mid-semester Test marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
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