The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Makes precise the notions of convergence and continuity and examines the validity of intuition about these notions. The course thus puts calculus on a firm foundation and establishes the range of its application. Convergence and continuity form the foundation for much more than elementary calculus and the course also aims to orient students towards these further developments. This course is therefore appropriate for those intending to teach mathematics, as well as those who wish to pursue further study in mathematics.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply real mathematical analysis to solve problems in calculus

2. Carefully state and prove key theorems in calculus using real analysis techniques

3. Construct and communicate rigorous mathematical arguments.


  • Convergence of sequences: first principles, the algebra of limits, monotone convergence, Cauchy sequences.
  • Convergence of functions: algebra of limits, continuity, the Intermediate Value Theorem.
  • Convergence of series.
  • Differentiable functions, the algebra of differentiation, the Mean Value Theorem and its applications.
  • The Riemann integral and the Fundamental Theorems of Calculus.

Assumed knowledge





195/200 in HSC Extension 2 Mathematics plus concurrent enrolment in MATH1210.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Examination

In Term Test: Mid-semester test

Quiz: Online quiz

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks