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 2018: David Easdown and John Mitry
  • 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 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

Bridget Fagan and Lavanya Manumari 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.

Online Resources

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):

  • 12:00-14:00 Wednesday 13 June: Carslaw 524, John Mitry
  • 12:00-14:00 Wednesday 15 June: Carslaw 524, John Mitry

Click here to see the front page, formulae sheet and multiple choice answer sheet of the 2018 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 2018 exam format is the same as in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014, but has changed from 2013 and earlier years. To look at exams from the last six years, click

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
For extra practice, you can try selected questions from the following past exams:

Lecturer Consultations for MATH1111

David Easdown should be available for consultation as follows:

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Wednesdays, up to and including 06 June, in Carslaw 619.

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


Mid-semester Test

The Mid-semester Test for MATH1111 will take place on Friday 04 May. The test lasts 40 minutes and may be taken either at 3:15 pm or 4:15 pm in the Eastern Avenue Auditorium.

Please wait outside the Auditorium 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 04 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.

Just In Time Materials from the Maths Learning Centre

Click on this link to be redirected to useful and timely videos made by Collin Zheng, from the Maths Learning Centre, on topics that students find difficult. Thank you Collin!


Click below for scans of (rough) notes by the lecturer. These should become available shortly after the dates listed.

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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