**Tony Hobson** was, until retirement in November 2001, a Senior Lecturer
in Mathematics of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences at
Coventry University. He graduated from the University College of Wales,
Aberystwyth in 1964, with a BSc. Degree 2(i) in Pure Mathematics, and from
Birmingham University in 1965, with an MSc. Degree in Pure Mathematics. His
Dissertation for the MSc. Degree consisted of an investigation into the
newer styles teaching Mathematics in the secondary schools of the
1960's with the advent of experiments such as the Midland Mathematics
Experiment and the School Mathematics Project. His teaching career began in
1965 at the Rugby College of Engineering Technology where, as well as
involvement with the teaching of Analysis and Projective Geometry to the
London External Degree in Mathematics, he soon developed a particular
interest in the teaching of Mathematics to Science and Engineering Students.
This interest continued after the creation of the Polytechnics in 1971 and
a subsequent move to the Coventry Polytechnic, later to become Coventry
University. It has been his main teaching interest throughout the
thirty six years of his career; and it has meant that much of the time
he has spent on research and personal development has been in the area of
curriculum development. In 1982 he became a Non-stipendiary Priest
in the Church of England, an interest he
maintained throughout his retirement. Tony Hobson died in December 2002.

The set of teaching units for "Just the Maths" has been the result of a
pruning, honing and computer-processing exercise (over some four or five
years) of **many** years' personal teaching materials, into a form which
may be easily accessible to students of Science and Engineerng in the future.

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Contact for this page: C J Judd