Here are the old exam papers, 1994 - 2001, which you can't get from OUSA.

Health warning: This is not official Open University material. All errors, misconceptions and misleading statements are my very own

Block 2 Basics

Very short intro notes / tips for each unit in this block.

GE1 Counting with groups

Summary of all the methods of counting with groups.

GR1

A slightly different take on prime factorisation, lcm and hcf

GR2

Comparison of the properties of groups of order 8

Block 2 dayschool

Handouts from Silvia Barbina's gig on 11 Jan 2014 in Coulsdon.

GE5

Some indirect symmetries of the cube. Fun pickies from a question I used at last year's dayschool

GE6: Exercise 1.6

Explanation of what you're actually doing when you describe an offset.

GE6

Some pickies of 3-d lattices that might help you visualise how the different types emerge.

GE6

Bravais Lattices - all you need to know in one song. And here's a truly atrocious rendering of it.

Block 4 dayschool

Handouts from Silvia Barbina's kneesup at Coulsdon on 26 Apr 2014

These are miscellaneous notes on topics/exercises that some students have found difficult. I'll drop in my dayschool handouts after each event, and add in other interesting things when I come across any.

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BUT: you're honour-bound to try the questions before you look at my answers!

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Groups stuff

How to count the number of elements of a certain order in Abelian groups.

D6: The Full Monty

Revision: A summary of all the groups stuff applied to D6 (my fave group).

Subgroups & orders

Revision: All the theorems about orders of subgroups and a few other useful theorems about orders.

Proofs & Strategies

This is the official M336 P&S Booklet containing useful summaries and stuff

Exam solutions

These are the latest versions for 1994 - 2012.

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IB1 Degrees

Some alternative ways of thinking about the degree of a tile or vertex.

IB2 Order! Order!

Order of a group vs order of an element

IB2 Elements of D6

IB4 Dihedral group

Cayley table for D10, using colours for group elements. How cool is that!

Block 1 dayschool

Handouts from the session in Coulsdon on 16 November 2013.

GE3 Glide stuff

A general note on glides, to sort out what the different forms of notation mean

GE3: Exercise 1.8

How to find a reduced basis for a lattice - easy if you draw the picture!

GE3: Minimality region

They liked this picky at the dayschool, so here it is.

GE4: Exercise 2.7

Wallpaper stuff - starting off with standard form and going backwards.

Block 3 dayschool

Handouts from the gig at Coulsdon on 8 March.

Update 10/6/2014: Corrected minor typo in Q16 (a) of 2012 solutions.