MATH1010F - University Mathematics - 2023/24

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  • See the MATH1010 main course webpage and the MATH1010ABCDEF Blackboard page for more information. (Note: The MATH1010F Blackboard page is not used.)
  • There is no tutorial on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
  • For the optional review test on September 7 (Thursday) from 5pm to 7pm, please go to the WeBWork system and login with your Student ID and OnePass Password. Please email Gary if you are unable to access the WeBWork system.
  • [20230914] The tutorial classes will start today (Thursday 5:30pm-6:15pm, YIA LT8).
  • [20230914] The first WeBWorK coursework exercise is now available online.
  • [20230914] There is an optional class (First Year Mathematics Honours Scheme) organized by the math department to help first-year students prepare for MATH courses at the 1000 and 2000 level. You may check the website for more information.
  • [20230919] I have made some minor mistakes in the proof for lim_{x->0} (e^x-1)/x in the lecture: We should first establish the inequality involving x^2, x^3, x^4 etc. and then the inequality involving 3!, 4! etc. The mistakes have been fixed in the uploaded Lecture 5 PDF (see page 5-6).
  • For HW 1 submission, please visit the blackboard site 2023R1 University Mathematics (MATH1010ABCDEF) -> Gradescope. (Due date: October 3, 2023 New Due date: October 10, 2023)
  • The new due date for WeBWork CW1-3 is October 6, 2023, 11:59am.
  • The list of approved calculator models for the quizzes and final exam can be found here. [Download file]
  • [20231013] HW2 has been posted. (Due date: October 30, 2023)
  • The deadline for WeBWork CW5 has been extended to October 27, 2023, 11:59am.
  • [20231101] HW3 has been posted. (Due date: November 27, 2023)
  • [20231102] The deadline for WeBWork CW6 has been extended to November 10, 2023, 11:59am.
  • Reminder: Quiz 2 on November 16 (Thursday)
  • [20231124] HW4 has been posted. (Due date: December 11, 2023)
  • Final exam: December 22 (Friday), 9:30-11:30am, University Gymnasium

General Information


  • Prof. Gary Pui Tung CHOI
    • Office: LSB (Lady Shaw Building) 204
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. Xuanxuan ZHAO
    • Office: AB1 (Academic Building 1) 614
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Mr. Tao ZHOU
    • Office: AB1 (Academic Building 1) 614
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tuesday 10:30am-12:15pm, YIA LT4; Thursday 1:30pm-2:15pm, YIA LT8
  • Tutorial: Thursday 5:30pm-6:15pm, YIA LT8 (from Week 2)

Course Description

This course is designed for students who need to acquire the knowledge and skills of one-variable calculus at a general level for the studies in science or engineering. The course places special emphasis on the theoretical foundations as well as the methods and techniques of computation and their applications.



  • George B. Thomas Jr., Maurice D. Weir, Joel R. Hass, Thomas' Calculus, Pearson, 12th Edition/13 Edition, 2010/2014.
  • Hirst, K.E, Calculus of One Variable, Springer, 2006.

Pre-class Notes

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes


Quizzes and Exams

Assessment Scheme

WeBWork coursework exercises (the best nine scores out of ten) 10%
Homework assignments 10%
Quiz 1 (October 19, 5:30-6:15pm,TYW LT (T. Y. Wong Hall, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building)) 15%
Quiz 2 (November 16, 5:30-6:15pm, YIA LT2) 15%
Final exam (December 22 (Friday), 9:30-11:30am, University Gymnasium) 50%

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

Last updated: December 12, 2023 16:18:40