MATH10101: Course Materials

School MATH10101 course page || Nige Ray's Homepage || Last updated 16 January 2017

Course Text

All students are expected to acquire a copy of

Week 6 Test

Here are solutions to the 2016 test, and my feedback to students on how it went.

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; the format, however, will be rather different, and students will be expected to attempt 5/5 in Part A and 5/5 in Part B. Here is a sample paper (which is based on the 2016 examination) in the new format, with solutions and marking scheme.

Here are my questions from the 2014 and 2015 examination papers, together with the 2014 and 2015 solutions.

Here also is my feedback to students on the 2015 paper.

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!