Differential Calculus (MATH1001)


MATH1001 is designed to provide a thorough preparation for further study in mathematics and statistics. It is a core unit of study providing three of the twelve credit points required by the Faculty of Science as well as a Junior level requirement in the Faculty of Engineering. This unit of study looks at complex numbers, functions of a single variable, limits and continuity, vector functions and functions of two variables. Differential calculus is extended to functions of two variables. Taylor's theorem as a higher order mean value theorem.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.


One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%)


As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Students who have not completed HSC Extension 1 Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Extension 1 Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).


MATH1011 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1111 or ENVX1001.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.