MATH1520A - University Mathematics for Applications - 2020/21

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General Information


  • Dr. PAN Lily
    • Office: LSB 233
    • Tel: 3943 7956
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 16:00 - 18:00

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. Abdullah
    • Office: LSB 222C
    • Tel: 3943 8570
    • Email:
  • Mr. ZHU Zhipeng
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 3943 7963
    • Email:
  • Ms. CHUNG Yan Wa Clara
    • Office: AB1 407A
    • Tel: 3943 3721
    • Email:
  • Mr. YAU Yu Tung Tony
    • Office: AB1 505
    • Tel: 3943 4298
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mon 12:30 - 14:15; Wed 12:30 - 13:15
  • Tutorial: Wed 13:30 - 14:15

Course Description

This course is intended to provide students with a fundamental account of the basic results and theorems of calculus. Topics include: function, limit, continuity; rules of differentiation, maxima, minima, rate of change, applications; basic methods of integration and area; ordinary differential equation; and probabilities.


  • Laurence D. Hoffmann and Gerald L. Bradley, Applied Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences


  • Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen, Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences. McGraw-Hill.

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Tutorial Notes

Assessment Scheme

Online Homework (WeBWork) 10%
Tutorial  10%
Midterm Exam  30%
Final Exam  50%

Honesty in Academic Work

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and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.

Assessment Policy

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