Search course

Use the search function to find more information about the study programmes and courses available at Chalmers. When there is a course homepage, a house symbol is shown that leads to this page.

Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Course syllabus for

Academic year
LMA401 - Calculus  
Matematisk analys
Course syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIMAL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Mathematics

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 65117
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme overview

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   28 Oct 2022 am L,  04 Jan 2023 pm L,  24 Aug 2023 pm L

In programs



Malin Palö Forsström

  Go to Course Homepage


General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites



The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in mathematical analysis. The course will also create qualification for mathematical treatment of technical problems in future profession and supply a good base for further studies.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • account for the properties of the elementary functions.
  • construct function graphs and determine the maximum and minimum value of a function.
  • apply the basic calculation rules for derivatives and integrals.
  • interpret limits, derivatives and integrals geometrically.
  • apply limits, derivatives and integrals to simpler problems related to the chosen engineering subject.
  • present simpler mathematical reasoning.
  • account for the meaning of definitions, theorems and proffs and also be able to carry out simpler proofs.


  • Limits
  • Continuity
  • Derivative, differentiable functions
  • The mean-value theorem
  • Increasing and decreasing functions
  • Local maximum och minimum
  • Extreme-value problems
  • Inverse function
  • The inverse trigonometric functions. 
  • Derivatives of the elementary functions
  • Asymptotes, construction of the graph of a function
  • Growth of exponentials and logarithms
  • Antiderivatives, connection between area and antiderivative
  • Definite and indefinite integral
  • Rules of integration, integration by parts, integration by substitution
  • Integration of rational functions, algebraic functions and certain transcendental functions
  • Improper integrals


The course includes lectures, tutorials, quizzes and homework.


Course literature is announced on the course web page before start.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination is based on a written exam. Quizzes giving bonus points may be offered. Grades TH. 

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

Page manager Published: Thu 04 Feb 2021.