Introductory Course in Calculus (TATA79)

Autumn Semester 2015

This is the website for the course Introductory Course in Calculus (TATA79). This page contains useful information and handouts.

Course material

I will make available here some of the material given out in lectures and tutorials, plus other useful information.

Hand-in exercises


Are you retaking the course having passed some of the hand-in exercises earlier?

You do not need to resubmitt all the exercises if you passed some at an earlier time. Please see the Swedish page for more information

Want to find out when you exam or midterm will take place?

Open-ended problems

One open-ended problem is provided per week. The problems are intended to spark you imagination and curiousity. They are not question which can necessarily be answered concisely with a numerical answer—indeed there might be several reasonable responses—but rather they act as a starting point and guide for an investigation. The problems build upon material taught during the previous week, so you should be able to solve the first during the first week, second during the second week, etc.

How to revise for exams

The aim of an exam is to give students the opportunity to show the lecturer they have understood the material covered in the course. Therefore the easiest way for a student to be successful is for them to master the material. In most cases it is more effective to genuinely learn and understand than to attempt to learn by rote.

Below is a link to past papers, but since the course now has a new lecturer they are of limited use. It is perhaps more useful to study the lecture notes and practice the exercises handed out during the course. They are written by the same lecturer as the exams. With this in mind, use the following link with caution!

On the other hand, the following mock exams are of the same style as the real ones.

Here are some tips on how to study for midterm 2, although they apply just as well to other exams in the course.

David Rule
Last updated 29/8/2016