Calculus Course

The School of Theoretical Physics invites Leaving Certificate mathematics students to participate in the 2016 Calculus Course – taking place over ten weekends from 1st October 2016.



Due to the recent changes in the Leaving Certificate mathematics curriculum (Project Maths), the amount of calculus taught has been severely reduced.

As this subject is essential for preparation to Third Level courses in Mathematics, Science and Engineering (as well as Economics) and in order to give students with an aptitude for mathematics the opportunity to prepare themselves better for further study, a 10-week course on Mathematical Calculus will be given by Prof. T. C. Dorlas at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies on Saturdays before Christmas, beginning on 1st October.

The course is open to all Higher-Level Leaving Certificate students from both the 2016 and 2017 cohort. As numbers are limited, those interested in attending are requested to register by 25th September – at the latest. Regular attendance will be compulsory as well as completion of the exercises. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the course. A nominal fee of €40 will apply (see registration form below for details on payment methods).

For further information, please contact George Rogers (

To register, please download the Registration Form from the link below and send it, along with a letter of recommendation from your mathematics teacher (as outlined on the form), to the address below.

The course fee of €40 may be sent in the form of a cheque (made payable to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) along with the completed registration form and letter of recommendation. Alternatively, payments can be made online here.

The Registrar
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
School of Theoretical Physics
10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Registration Form

List of Subjects:

Elementary functions: polynomials and trigonometric functions and their graphs.
Limits and sequences.
Continuous functions.
Derivatives and differentiable functions.
Methods of differentiation: sum rule, product rule, quotient rule.
Graph sketching and asymptotes.
Definite integrals and area under a graph.
Primitive functions and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Rules of integration: substitution, integration by parts.
The exponential and logarithmic functions.
Other special functions.