In your Canvas announcements you will see that I have laid out a provisional plan for the remaining assessment.

There is a lot of information and tasks in this announcement but that is to account for the fact that people have got more or less work done on MATH6040 up to now. It is my advice to try and find 7 hours per week for MATH6040, and spend that time on it. Work your way down through this announcement. If you do not get all the tasks done, that is no problem, the plan is designed so that you can catch up in time (e.g. there will be no new material in Weeks 11, 12, or 13).

I am trying to cover all the material by the end of Easter, and then we can focus on supporting your learning for the remaining assessment. Depending on your circumstances, it might make more sense for you to to get learning front-loaded, or do the remaining learning (all based on Chapter 4), a little closer to the Chapter 4 assessment. Personally, I think keeping up with the learning as it comes is the way to go, but this might not be possible for you.

If you have been engaging with the learning tasks, great, however if this is not the case for you, it is not too late to get on top of all the material and the plan below is designed for such students

The first assessment will take place 19:30 Tuesday 14 April 2020 and is based on Chapter 2: Matrices. More information below. The other assessments are provisionally set for 28 April (Chapter 3), 12 May (Chapter 4), and 19 May (Chapter 1). The following plan is designed around these. 

Keep in mind at all times:

“Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.”

“Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.”

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In your Canvas announcements you will see that I have laid out a provisional plan for the remaining assessment.

We have now covered all the material, and my focus at this time is to support your learning through the remaining assessment.

If you have completed the learning tasks, and submitted Labs 6, 7, and 8, you should be in a good position to complete the remaining assessment.

However if this is not the case for you, it is not too late to get on top of all the material.

The first assessment will take place 11:00 Tuesday 14 April 2020 and is based on Lab 6. The other assessment are provisionally set for 28 April (based on Lab 7), and 12 May (based on Lab 8). The following plan is designed around these. 

Especially if you have put in the hours over the last three weeks (inclusive), the demand on your time in terms of MATH7016 is now greatly diminished, but this plan also allows those who have not yet had a chance to engage in remote learning to begin. 

Keep in mind at all times:

“Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.”

“Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.”

Final MCQ

If you have watched the Week 10 lectures, you should be able to do the final MCQ, MCQ VIII.

Submit your answers here before 09.00 Wednesday 8 April.

Easter Week 1 to Sunday 12 April

Catch Up

If you have not yet done so, undertake the learning described under Week 8 here. You may submit your Lab 6 to the UNGRADED Lab 6 Revision assignment on Canvas.

This ‘assignment’ has a due date of Easter Saturday. I have chosen this date so that you receive your feedback two days before the assessment.

Revision

If you have already conducted this learning, and submitted a Lab 6 either back before 23 March, or after, I would invite you, if necessary, to take on board the feedback I gave to that submission, and resubmit a corrected version for further feedback.

Theory

If you feel like doing even more theory work on top of this, consider looking at the following exercises:

  • p.59, Q. 1-3
  • p.90, Q. 1-3

These can be submitted to UNGRADED Lab 6 Theory Exercises by Easter Saturday and will receive feedback Easter Sunday. If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Tuesday 14 April, Easter Week 2: Assessment Based on Lab 6

This test is worth 20% and will become available at 11:00 Tuesday 14 April, at which point you may download the student-number-individualised question paper.

You will be asked to write a program. The assessment runs from 11:00 to 12:30. The assessment is designed to be completed in 45 minutes, and there is a very generous 15 minutes allocated to submitting your work to Canvas. There is an additional 30 minutes grace period due to the remote nature of this assessment. Therefore you have until 12:30 to submit your work on Canvas. You can use the 90 minutes however you want but no submissions will be accepted after 12:30.

The remaining plans are provisional.

Wednesday 15 April Easter Week 2 and Week 11/12 to Monday 27 April

Catch Up

If you have not yet done so, you will undertake the learning described in Week 9. You will be able to submit your Lab 7 to an UNGRADED Lab 7 Revision assignment on Canvas.

I may have two due dates. Perhaps Sunday 19 April and Saturday 25 April.

Revision

If you have already conducted this learning, and submitted a Lab 7 either back before 30 March, or after, I will invite you, if necessary, to take on board the feedback I gave to that submission, and resubmit a corrected version for further feedback.

Theory

If you feel like doing even more theory work on top of this, you will be asked to consider looking at the theory exercises described in Week 9.

PROVISIONAL: Tuesday 28 April, Week 12: Assessment Based on Lab 7

Wednesday 29 April Week 12 and Week 13/14 to Monday 11 May

Catch Up

If you have not yet done so, you will undertake the learning described in Week 10. You will be able to submit your Lab 8 to an UNGRADED Lab 8 Revision assignment on Canvas.

I may have two due dates. Perhaps Sunday 3 May and Saturday 9 May.

Revision

If you have already conducted this learning, and submitted a Lab 8 either back before 6 April, or after, I will invite you, if necessary, to take on board the feedback I gave to that submission, and resubmit a corrected version for further feedback.

Theory

If you feel like doing even more theory work on top of this, you will be asked to consider looking at the theory exercises described in Week 10.

PROVISIONAL: Tuesday 12 May, Week 14: Assessment Based on Lab 8

 

 

 

Finally cracked this egg.

Preprint here.

Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 10-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

I want you to know from the perspective of MATH7016 that I am in daily communication with my Head of Department about a plan for your assessment. This has to be done properly, and indeed my HoD is helping me improve my plan.

Once the plan for the MATH7016 assessment is settled from my end, this will have to be integrated with all your other assessment.

This is why I have not been able to be definitive about remaining assessment. Trust however that as soon as concrete plans are in place these will be communicated to ye. There is no point in me speculating about assessment when all the ducks are not yet in a row.

My advice for the moment, for MATH7016 at least, is to focus at this time on learning rather than assessment.

This means my recommendation is, as far as MATH7016 is concerned, is to spend 7 hours a week on your learning.

Trust that whatever plan is devised for your MATH7016 assessment, it will put your needs first.

Week 10 to Sunday 5 April

If you have completed the tasks outlined in the Week 9 summary, you can now begin on the below.

Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.

Lectures

There are about 82 minutes of lectures. You should schedule 2 hours and 10 minutes to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 82 minutes because you will want to pause me.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Lab 8

AFTER watching the lectures above, you should be able to do Lab 8 on p. 112.

Between now and Monday 6 April, you will be able to submit your work to Canvas, from which I will give you individual feedback. After 09:00 Tuesday 7 April I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

MCQ

After watching the lectures above, you should be able to do the final MCQ, MCQ VIII.

Submit your answers here before 09.00 Wednesday 8 April.

You can still do MCQ7 if you have not yet done so. Submit your answers here before 10:00 Wednesday 1 April.

Theory Exercises

You should be spending about 7 hours per week on MATH7016. If you have any time left over you should look at Theory exercises in the notes.

  • p.111, Q. 1-2,
  • p.113, Q. 4

If you still have not spent 7 hours I recommend looking back at:

  • p.90, Q. 1-3

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 10 Theory Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 5 April. After 09:00 Monday 6 April I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

If you still haven’t spent 7 hours on MATH7016 maybe look at some other theory exercises in the manual. Any and all work will receive feedback.

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Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 10-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment although we are working hard to make a plan. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have three weeks of review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Week 10 to Sunday 5 April

If you have completed the tasks outlined in the Week 9 Summary you can now begin on the below.

Lectures

There are about 82 minutes of lectures. You should schedule 2.25 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 82 minutes because you will want to pause me.

The first two videos are based on this post.

I recorded a lot of this material before in a live lecture: press here to watch live version (84 minutes). Watch the above videos or the live lecture.

One more video that is actually Chapter 3 material (and the recording was a little messed up so no live writing):

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Tutorial

Ideally you need to work about 4.75 hours to work on the following exercises.

Exercises:

  • p.178, Q. 1-13 (These questions are revision exercises)
  • p.184, Q. 1-5

Harder Exercises:

  • p.184, Q. 7-9

Additional/Revision Exercises:

  • p.184, Q. 6

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 10 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Wednesday 8 April.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

After 09:00 Wednesday April 9 I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

If you want to submit earlier week exercises at a later date that is no problem as long as questions are labelled neatly. Any and all submitted work will receive feedback.

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Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 9-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have three weeks of review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.

Week 10 to Sunday 5 April

Lectures

If you have not looked at the Week 9 material you should do so now.

This week’s lectures? A bit of a disaster folks. I recorded about 60 minutes on Section 3.6 of the notes. However AFTER I uploaded them I saw that they were all out of focus and essentially useless. As I had already written the notes, I couldn’t re-record as normal.

Therefore what I decided to do was take photos of the notes and put them into a (pages out of order) pdf file which you can access here.

In addition I recorded a 20 minute lecture to explain some of the maths (but very little of the context).

My recommendation?

Spend 20-30 minutes writing the notes into your manual. After this, spend 20-30 minutes watching the lecture. Then, after watching the lecture, spend 20-30 minutes going over the notes again, and now hopefully what didn’t sink in, will now.

Tutorials

You will be recommended to spend the remainder of your MATH7021 time, c. 5.5 hours continuing working on the p. 133-8 exercises. Start with:

  • p.133, Q. 1-10

When you feel you are comfortable with the material please begin Assignment 2 on p.167.

Otherwise continue with:

  • p.137, Q. 11-18

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 10 Ungraded Tutorial Work those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 5 April. After 09:00 Monday 6 April I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Assignment 2

You are now able to begin Assignment 2 on p.167. My advice for the moment, for MATH7021 at least, is to focus at this time on learning rather than assessment. If you have gotten to grips with Laplace Transforms, doing Assignment 2 is as good a learning task as any. I am sorry that I cannot be more definitive than that at this stage. As soon as I have more information I will let you know.

Week to Sunday 12 April

Lectures

Perhaps of the order of 2 hours of lectures on Double Integrals.

Tutorial

One hour and any remaining time on Assessment 2.

Week to Sunday 19 April

Lectures

Perhaps of the order of 2 hours of lectures on Triple Integrals.

Tutorial

One hour and any remaining time on Assessment 2.

Week 11 to Sunday 26 April

Lectures

I will go over the Summer 2019 Exam Paper. This video may be of the order of 3 hours.

Monday 27 April to ?

It is my intention to continue providing learning support for you.

Undetermined Coefficients

Only those of us who finished Assignment 1 early got much tutorial time with Chapter 2. I will hope that we will get more tutorial time on Chapter 2 at a later date, but until then, I have developed the following for you to practise your differentiation which you need for Chapter 2 here:

Exercises:

  • p.86, Q. 1-5
  • p. 91, Q. 1-7
  • p. 86, Q. 6

 

Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 9-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have three weeks of review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Week 9 to Sunday 29 March

If you have completed the tasks outlined in the Week 8 Summary you can now begin on the below.

Lectures

There are about 120 minutes of lectures. You should schedule 3.25 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 2 hours because you will want to pause me.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Looking further ahead, a good revision of integration/antidifferentiation may be found here. Here is some video of revision of antidifferentiation.

Tutorial

Ideally you need to work about 3.75 hours to work on the following exercises.

Exercises:

  • p.151, Q. 1-5 (These questions are interleaved. This means that they are not all from Section 3.4)
  • p.157, Q. 1-6 (These questions are interleaved. This means that they are not all from Section 3.5)

Revision Exercises:

  • p.151, Q. 6
  • p.157, Q. 7-10 (These questions are interleaved. This means that they are not all from Section 3.5)

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 9 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Wednesday 1 April.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

After 09:00 Wednesday April 2 I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

If you want to submit earlier week exercises at a later date that is no problem as long as questions are labelled neatly. Any and all submitted work will receive feedback.

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Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 9-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Week 9 to Sunday 29 March

If you have completed the tasks outlined in the Week 7 summary, you can now begin on the below.

Lectures

There are about 80 minutes of lectures. You should schedule 2 hours and 15 minutes to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 80 minutes because you will want to pause me.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Lab 7

AFTER watching the first three lectures above, you should be able to do Lab 7 on p. 146.

Between now and Monday 30 March, you will be able to submit your work to Canvas, from which I will give you individual feedback. After 09:00 Tuesday 31 March I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

MCQ

After watching the first three lectures above, you should be able to do MCQ VII.

Submit your answers here before 09.00 Wednesday 1 April.

You can still do MCQ VI if you have not yet done so. Submit your answers here before 10:00 Wednesday 25 March.

Theory Exercises

You should be spending about 7 hours per week on MATH7016. If you have any time left over you should look at Theory exercises in the notes.

  • p.104, Q. 1-2
  • p.105, Q. 1

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 9 Theory Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 29 March. After 09:00 Monday 30 March I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

If you still haven’t spent 7 hours on MATH7016 maybe look at some other theory exercises in the manual. Any and all work will receive feedback.

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Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 9-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have three weeks of review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Week 9 to Sunday 29 March

Lectures

If you have not looked at the Week 8 material you should do so now.

A very short lecture as I want you to devote a lot of time doing exercises this week:

Tutorials

You will be recommended to spend the remainder of your MATH7021 time, c. 6.75 hours working on the p. 133-8 exercises. Start with:

  • p.133, Q. 1-10

When you feel you are comfortable with the material please begin Assignment 2 on p.167.

Otherwise continue with:

  • p.137, Q. 11-18

You can (carefully) take photos of your work (with questions labelled neatly) and submit to the Week 9 Ungraded Tutorial Work those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 29 March. After 09:00 Monday 30 March I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Assignment 2

You are now able to begin Assignment 2 on p.167. My advice for the moment, for MATH7021 at least, is to focus at this time on learning rather than assessment. If you have gotten to grips with Laplace Transforms, doing Assignment 2 is as good a learning task as any. I am sorry that I cannot be more definitive than that at this stage. As soon as I have more information I will let you know.

Week 10 to Sunday 5 April

Lectures

Perhaps of the order of 1.5 hours of lectures on Systems of Differential Equations.

Tutorials

Same as Week 9.

From this point on there is little point making advance plans for Tutorials.

Week to Sunday 12 April

Lectures

Perhaps of the order of 2 hours of lectures on Double Integrals.

Week to Sunday 19 April

Lectures

Perhaps of the order of 2 hours of lectures on Triple Integrals.

Week 11 to Sunday 26 April

Lectures

I will go over the Summer 2019 Exam Paper. This video may be of the order of 3 hours.

Monday 27 April to ?

It is my intention to continue providing learning support for you.

Undetermined Coefficients

Only those of us who finished Assignment 1 early got much tutorial time with Chapter 2. I will hope that we will get more tutorial time on Chapter 2 at a later date, but until then, I have developed the following for you to practise your differentiation which you need for Chapter 2 here:

Exercises:

  • p.86, Q. 1-5
  • p. 91, Q. 1-7
  • p. 86, Q. 6

 

Please find a provisional plan for Weeks 8-13. I do not yet have any certainty around assessment. At this time it is my intention to deliver week-on-week up to 19 April, and then have three weeks of review after this. Of course all plans are provisional in the current environment.

Week 8 to Sunday 22 March

Lectures

There are about 100 minutes of lectures. You should schedule 2.75 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 100 minutes because you will want to pause me.

If you are interested in a very “mathsy” approach to curves you can look at this.

Tutorial

Ideally you need to work about 4.25 hours to work on the following exercises.

You can (carefully) take photos of your work and submit to the Week 8 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Wednesday 25 March. After 09:00 Thursday 26 March I will download all student work and reply with feedback.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.

Exercises:

  • p.128, Q. 1-3
  • p.136, Q. 1-4 (These questions are interleaved. This means that they are not all from Section 3.3.)
  • p.128, Q. 4-6
  • p.137, Q. 5-6, 7 (a)-(e)

Harder Exercises:

  • p.129, Q. 7
  • p.137, Q. 7 (f)

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