Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences students will normally have to meet the following additional costs.
All first-year students are required to buy a copy of Thomas' Calculus (c2010), Addison-Wesley, including an access code for the MyMathLab website. This is required for Calculus I and II, which are compulsory for all Mathematical Sciences students. Students should buy the book plus code from the Queen Mary bookshop. The full cost in 2011 was £55, towards which the School and the bookshop each contributed a £10 subsidy, so students paid £35. The cost is expected to be similar in 2012. Students should not buy this textbook elsewhere because it may not include a valid MyMathLab access code and they will not receive the Queen Mary subsidy. There are no other compulsory textbooks at present, although buying a few other textbooks may be desirable.
All first-year students are required to buy a copy of Lindley, D V and Scott, W F (1995), New Cambridge Statistical Tables, Cambridge University Press. This costs under £10 and is required for Introduction to Probability and Introduction to Statistics, which are compulsory for all Mathematical Sciences students.
All first-year students are required to buy a simple, battery-powered, hand-held, scientific calculator. This is required for the test(s) and examination for Introduction to Statistics, which is compulsory for all Mathematical Sciences students. It should not be programmable or have graphical capabilities, and need not cost more than about £10. It will also be useful for other modules (although the examinations for most modules do not allow the use of calculators).
Students have to pay their own computer printing costs (currently £5.00 minimum charge per 125 sheets of black and white output) once they have used their initial one-off free allocation of 100 sheets of black and white output (the Queen Mary default). Colour printing is currently charged at six times the cost of black and white output (24p and 4p respectively). However, students are increasingly reading documents online, often on their own laptop or tablet computers or mobile phones, and do not need to print them. We are also beginning to accept computer-generated coursework submissions as electronic documents via online or email submission, so that printing is largely optional.