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For Incoming Maths/Phys Students

Here are the arrangements for the start of your course. There is a worksheet on complex numbers which you should go through. There is also some information about mathematical techniques.

Complex Numbers Worksheet

The worksheet on complex numbers is your first piece of coursework (your answers are due in on the first Friday of term). You should work through this sometime between now and then. Should you have any questions about the material, you will be able to discuss them with your tutor on the first day of term.

Mathematical Techniques

Mathematics at university concentrates more on abstraction and proof and less on the techniques that you met at A-level. However, skill and accuracy in the use of these techniques is essential. Available from the two links in the right margin are some practice questions and answers. It is important that you are familiar and comfortable with this material. You should also attempt the online questions which will be available to you once you have enrolled at the university.

Physics Textbook

The physics course in year 1 will follow closely the textbook University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (International Ed.) by HD Young and RA Freedman. This book comes with extensive on-line resources, including assessments. We will be providing you with a copy so please do not go and buy one!