MATH1520AB - University Mathematics for Applications - 2021/22

Course Year: 


  • There is no tutorial in the first week of class.
  • Readings for Week 1: [HBSP] A.1-2; 4.1-2; 8.1.

General Information


  • Prof. Yi-Jen LEE
    • Office: AB1 412
    • Tel: 3943 3715
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: by appointment (via Zoom or in office)

Teaching Assistant

  • Ms. Yan Wa Clara CHUNG
    • Office: AB1 407A
    • Tel: 3943 3721
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon, Wed 9-12 (Please email me beforehand)
  • Mr. Bowen DAI
    • Office: AB1 407A
    • Tel: 3943 3721
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Thur 9:30-11:30 or by appointment
  • Dr. Tsz Lung Abel CHAN
    • Office: LSB 228
    • Tel: 3943 7955
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: TBA or by appointment

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: 1520A: Mo 12:30PM - 2:15PM William M W Mong Eng Bldg 407; We 12:30PM - 1:15PM Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT7. 1520B:Tu 10:30AM - 12:15PM William M W Mong Eng Bldg 407; We 5:30PM - 6:15PM Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT6
  • Tutorial: 1520-AT01/BT01: We 1:30PM - 2:15PM Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT7. 1520-AT02/BT02: We 4:30PM - 5:15PM Yasumoto Int'l Acad Park LT6

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.

Class Rules: 1. Full arguments must be given in all quizzes and exams. Write in complete sentences. Correct answers without proper justification will not be credited. Partial credits will be given for correct intermediate steps. No calculators in exams or quizzes. All numbers should be expressed in an exact way: E.g. write 1/3 instead of 0.333...; \pi instead of 3.14159...

2. With the advance approval of both tutorial TAs (Mr. Chan & Mr. Dai), you may attend the other tutorial section instead of your registered one in case of a time conflict. Missed quizzes with adequate justification (certificate from a doctor) can be excused, but no make-up quizzes will be given.

3. Homeworks will be posted weekly on WeBWorK by Wednesdays; due (usually) by Wednesday the following week. A tutorial session consists of 30 minutes of questions and answers, doing examples, followed by a 15 minutes quiz.


  • Lecture Notes (posted below)


  • [HBSP] Laurence D. Hoffmann, Gerald L. Bradley, Dave Sobecki, Michael Price, Applied Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences (available for online reading from CUHK library; VPN connection required if not on CUHK network)
  • [BZB] Raymond A. Barnett, Michael R. Ziegler, Karl E. Byleen, Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences. McGraw-Hill

Pre-class Notes

Lecture Notes

Class Notes

Tutorial Notes

Quizzes and Exams

Assessment Scheme

Weekly Homework via WeBWorK 10%
(basically weekly) Quizzes (15 minutes) in Tutorials 20%
Midterm Exam (45 minutes) on October 27 in class (lecture) 25%
Final Exam on 14 Dec 202117:30-19:00 at New Asia College Gymnasium 45%

Useful Links

Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:

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

Assessment Policy

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