
Some old UK exam papers
from 1963 and 1965. Have a look at some old 'O' level, 'A' level and other exam papers.

Fawlty Powers. Major Problems in a Torquay Hotel

A Perpetual Motion Wheel.
The Great Weighted Wheel  loaded with 40 cannon balls was built at the Tower of London in the 17th century by its inventor, Edward Somerset, The Second Marquis of Worcester and claimed to be a Perpetual Motion Machine. This Mathematics Today article proves the wheel is incapable of Perpetual Motion.

Sherlock Holmes.
On the trail of Moriarty in The Case of the Counterfeit Error Function."A Must Read"  Strand Magazine

Pensions By Dickens.
David Copperfield consults Uriah Heep and Mr. Micawber about early retirement

Computer Algebra Packages.
Some observations on their use in Engineering Mathematics

Minimum Width Confidence Interval
for the 'F' density

Problem solving using simple statistics.
A practical case study in a West Midlands foundry producing bath taps

The logo at the top of this page is a family of curves. The topmost is Maxwell's catenary  the locus of the focus of a parabola rolled along a straight line. The other curves are generated by other points spread along the axis of the same rolling parabola.