This is the 2018-2019 course
web page for semester 1
of MAS221 Analysis. For official course
information, including timetabling, please consult the list of current
Here's the Semester 2 page.
Semester 1 Course Information
90% by exam at the end of Semester 2, 10% is based on coursework, 5% for each semester.
In each semester, there
will be one mark for handing in a
reasonable attempt at each of the four homeworks and one mark for passing a mid-term online test. Here
"reasonable attempt" means that your
work, in the judgement of the marker, shows that you have engaged
seriously with the questions.
All the semester 1 coursework deadlines have passed. For information about semester 2, follow the link to the Semester 2 page.
Here are the full notes for semester 1.
(Last updated 14/12/2018. Correct to the best of my knowledge. Please
contact me if you find any typos or errors.) As expected, I drew lots of graphs and diagrams on the blackboards in the lectures
and many of these are not in the notes. You were strongly encouraged to attend lectures and to take
your own notes of the blackboard material, especially the graphs and diagrams.
The outline lecture notes for semester 1 are also still available. (Last updated 19/11/2018 to fix minor typos.) This version does not include the proofs or solutions to
Additional notes on "Characterising completeness of the real number line" (non-examinable).
Chapter 1 problems
Chapter 2 problems
Chapter 3 problems
Chapter 4 problems
These took place at various times (Monday 9, Thursday 2, Thursday 3) in weeks 3, 5, 8, 10 and
questions set and hand-in arrangements for semester 1.
Homework 1 (worth 1% credit for a reasonable attempt):
Problems 5, 9, 10, 13, 15 from Chapter 1.
Homework 2 (worth 1% credit for a reasonable attempt):
Problems 21(a) and (d), 23, 24, 26, 31 from Chapter 2.
Homework 3 (worth 1% credit for a reasonable attempt):
Problems 32, 34, 35, 41, 42 from Chapter 2.
Homework 4 (worth 1% credit for a reasonable attempt):
Problems 44, 45, 47, 49, 50 from Chapter 3.Tutorials
week 12: very few people who attended. We looked at problems 56 and 57 from Chapter 4, as well as
doing some revision by looking at Q1 from last year's exam paper.
SolutionsSolutions to Chapter 1 problems.
Solutions to Chapter 2 problems.
Solutions to Chapter 3 problems.
Solution to Chapter 4 problems, up to Q58.
Further solutions to Chapter 4 problems will appear early in semester 2.
are various ways students can get feedback on their individual work and
their progress on this module. The most important is the feedback from the markers
on the homework assignments. The markers have put in considerable time
and effort, which is wasted if marked homework is not collected back
and reviewed. Understanding and acting on this feedback is a key way to
improve - likely to result in an improved performance on the exam far
out-weighing the 1% for the homework itself. Online tests also provide some feedback and so does the help available in tutorial classes.
Link to last year's paper and the general past papers page.
Solutions to a recent past paper are here:
MAS221 exam 2016-17 - solutions [Q4 parts (iii), (iv), (v) are on material that will not be covered this year]
to last year's paper will appear here nearer to exam time. Many
students missed an opportunity for help and guidance with an old exam
question by not attending the week 12 tutorials!
Monday 11:00 - 12:00 in my office J6c from week 2, or email me to arrange an appointment.