MATH10101: Course Materials

School MATH10101 course page || Nige Ray's Homepage || Last updated 23 September 2016

Course Text

All students are expected to acquire a copy of

Week 6 Test

The mid-semester test will take place during week 6 (reading week), at 15.00 on Thursday 03 November 2016, in University Place Theatre B. This is a University examination, and can only be missed under the most exceptional personal circumstances.

PLEASE arrive on time, suitably equipped with black or blue pen (and spares!) If you are late, you may not be allowed into the theatre.

Having any other written or printed material IN YOUR POSSESSION during the test IS NOT PERMITTED, in accordance with the University's rules and regulations. The use of calculators is also forbidden; they might be able to store text, and are completely unnecessary. The test is designed to be completed within 50 minutes.

The format of the test will be described here by Monday 26 September 2016.

Problem Sheets

Problems for work in Feedback Classes are listed below. Answers (including partial attempts!) should be submitted for marking. Handing-in procedures and weekly deadlines should be negotiated directly with supervisors, who may (or may not) wish to focus on starred questions. Throughout this initial semester, marks are awarded for effort, rather than accuracy.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they are properly prepared by downloading these pages well in advance of the relevant week. The time and place of each supervision class (with name of supervisor) will be posted on the 1st year notice board at the start of the semester.

Solutions will be posted after sufficient time has elapsed for the problems to mature in students' minds!


The questions on the January 2016 examination will be very similar in style to those of the previous five years; however, the format will be slightly different, in that students will be expected to attempt every question on the paper. Then precise details will be given here after the week 6 test.

Here is my part of the January 2015 paper, with solutions and my feedback to students after the event.

Lecture Notes

Here are my handwritten lecture notes for each of the first five weeks, to be posted at the end of the week. They approximate what I write on the board, and can be read in conjunction with the audio podcast; but will be less helpful to students who have not attended. Everything they contain is also in the course textbook, where thorough explanations are given; the text should be thought of as the fully detailed course notes!


In case you have forgotten, here is the course timetable!

Yuri Bazlov's course materials for weeks 7--12 2017 will eventually be available here.