Mathematical Methods (M1M1)

Click on the topics below to view or print PDF files of the course material. If you can't do this from any of the Maths department machines please tell me. This page will be updated each time new material is handed out.

    Progress tests:

    The subject material of the tests varies slightly from year to year according to when exactly in the course it took place.

    Examination papers:

  • 2002/03 exam
  • 2003/04 exam
  • 2004/05 exam
  • 2005/06 exam
  • 2006/07 exam
  • 2007/08 exam
  • 2008/09 exam,
  • 2009/10 exam, and here are the solutions.
  • 2010/11 exam with solutions. On the whole, question 1 was very badly done - I am staggered by how many people think you can ignore modulus signs when integrating.
  • 2011/12 exam with solutions. The mark scheme is just a draft, and may be adjusted by the markers, but it gives some indication of the expected difficulty of each part. The overall performance was a bit disappointing, many failing on A-level material. Very few people correctly drew the curves in Q1. Many people having identified that L(d) was just a derivative, decided to try to evaluate it from first principles, usually unsuccessfully. Of course it's easy to make mistakes under exam conditions.
  • 2012/2013 exam with solutions. I marked question 1, which was on the whole done very well. With hindsight, I may have awarded too many marks for part (d), but I decided to stick with the scheme as indicated. Please note that the mark scheme for Questions 2-4 may be adjusted slightly by the markers at their discretion.
  • 2013/2014 exam with solutions.
  • 2014/2015 exam with solutions. Hot off the press. The mark scheme is not final, but gives some idea of what is expected.