MTH4105 Introduction to Mathematical Computing


My name is Robin Whitty. I will be taking you for Introduction to Mathematical Computing.

My official day job is in the Business Faculty at London South Bank University. I don't have an office at Queen Mary but you may visit me during office hours (times and rooms to be announced), or by making an appointment. My email is

The website for this module is:

you will download coursework sheets and notes from this page, so keep checking it (or follow on twitter).


Your own lecture notes and notes posted on the weekly pages are the main sources of material. These will contain everything you need to do well on the module.

Two books which will give you an advantage both on this module and in your future mathematical career:

Computing with Maple
by Francis Wright
Experimental Mathematics with Maple
by Franco Vivaldi


Check the official school timetable page — it is the most reliable source of updated information.


Assessment is by two tests and a final exam. More details are here.

Lecture behaviour:

  • No use of mobile phones, even as calculators
  • Please respect me and your fellow students! There will be times when you lose concentration – everybody does – but we are all trying to concentrate!
  • Please try to turn up on time. If you are late, sit wherever will be least disruptive of the lecture (i.e. don't look around for your friends so you can join them).

I hope you enjoy the module. Any queries, worries: always just ask!

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