2-2018 Teaching by misleading
2 months ago
Open University pure maths study and research blog
Mathematics: is it the fabric of MEST?
This is my voyage
My continuous mission
To uncover hidden structures
To create new theorems and proofs
To boldly go where no man has gone before
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Analysis does seem to be one of the hardest parts of mathematics to get into. Partly because the skills needed are quite different from say being able to solve a complicated Integral or problem in combinatorics. For comparison of the OU course material with the best univeristy for maths in Britain i.e Cambridge university I enclose a link to their department where you can download links to their example sheets and course material. The material covered in Part 1A seems to be equivalent to M208 but probably more challenging
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Thank you very much Chris.
ReplyDelete"More difficult than I thought but I managed to complete the TMA"
ReplyDeleteThose words perfectly sum up my experience with Analysis A. Glad to see it wasn't just me.
That said, I think it may finally have been slotting into place by the time I'd got to the end of AA4...guess we'll see in a few weeks.