MATH10101: Course Materials

School MATH10101 course page || Nige Ray's Homepage || Last updated 1 October 2014

Course Text

All students are expected to acquire a copy of

Week 6 Test

This year's mid-semester test will take place during week 6 (reading week), on Thursday 30 October at 3.00PM, in University Place Theatre B. It is a University examination, and can only be missed under exceptional 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 on your desk 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 about 40 minutes; students who require additional time are welcome to take up to 10 additional minutes.

The test will consist of TWO questions; the first will ask for four definitions or statements, worth 2 marks each, and the second will be based on one or more of the problems for weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5 (that is, on lectures 1--16 inclusive), and will be worth 7 marks. The total of 15 marks will contribute 15% towards the final mark for the course.

Here are the solutions and marking scheme for the 2013 test, and some feedback 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.

Week 6 is reading week.

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


Here is some feedback on my questions on the January 2013 examination paper.

Several years' past papers (with solutions) are available here, thanks to Mark!

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, but will not be very 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!