Course details

Mathematical Analysis 1

IMA1 Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic year

Limit, continuity and derivative of a function. Extrema and graph properties. Approximation and interpolation. Indefinite and definite integrals.


Course coordinator

Language of instruction

Czech, English


Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

  • 26 hrs lectures
  • 26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

  • 80 pts final exam
  • 20 pts numeric exercises




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The ability to understand the basic problems of calculus and use derivatives and integrals for solving specific problems.

Learning objectives

The main goal of the course is to explain the basic principles and methods of calculus. The emphasis is put on handling the practical use of these methods for solving specific tasks.

Why is the course taught

Fundamentals of calculus are a necessary part of a study at a technical university because virtually all technical and physical subjects employ the concepts of a derivative and integral.

Recommended prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

secondary school mathematics

Study literature

  • Fong, Y., Wang, Y., Calculus, Springer, 2000.
  • Ross, K. A., Elementary analysis: The Theory of Calculus, Springer, 2000.
  • Small, D. B., Hosack, J. M., Calculus (An Integrated Approach), McGraw-Hill Publ. Comp., 1990.
  • Thomas, G. B., Finney, R. L., Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Addison-Wesley Publ. Comp., 1994.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. The concept of a function of a real variable, properties of functions and basic operations with functions.
  2. Elementary functions of a real variable.
  3. Limit and continuity of a function. Limit of a sequence.
  4. Derivative and a differential of a function.
  5. Higher-order derivatives. Taylor polynomial. Extrema of a function.
  6. Graph properties.
  7. Interpolation and approximation.
  8. Numerical solutions of equations.
  9. Indefinite integral, basic methods of integration.
  10. Definite Riemann integral, its applications.
  11. Improper integral.
  12. Numerical integration.

Syllabus of numerical exercises

Problems discussed at numerical classes are chosen so as to complement suitably the lectures.

Progress assessment

Written tests during the semester (maximum 20 points).

Controlled instruction

Classes are compulsory (presence at lectures, however, will not be controlled), absence at numerical classes has to be excused.

Exam prerequisites

The condition for receiving the credit is active work during the semestr and obtaining at least 8 points from the tests during the semester. 

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme BIT (in English), 1st year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory
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