The manuals are available in the Copy Centre (at a cost of €15). In my opinion the sooner ye purchase them the better, but ye will certainly need them by Week 4.

Tutorials

The official line is that BioEng2A have their tutorial, BioEng2B have their tutorial, and SEE2 have a tutorial, but it is too big, so “The SEE2 excess go to (the) BioEng2B (tutorial)”. I think we have a better set up by allowing all students attend whatever tutorial they want:

  • Wednesday 12 pm in B180 (the official SEE2 tutorial slot),
  • Wednesday 3 pm in B260 (the official BioEng2A slot)
  • Friday 1 pm in B260 (the official BioEng2B + “SEE2 excess” slot)

I think SEE2 students can make all three and BioEng2 students can make two every week, and three some weeks. A number of students have asked can they attend more than one tutorial a week. As long as I can keep getting around to everyone to give one-to-one teaching I am happy with students attending more than one tutorial.

If it happens that the above plan doesn’t work, and some tutorial(s) is too big, I will have to think again.

The most important thing in your MATH6040 world is to attend tutorials regularly.

Test 1

The test will be the Tuesday evening, 11 October, of Week 5. See Canvas (MATH6040 —> Assignments) for further details.

Week 2

In Week 2 we spoke about vector products: the dot product and the vector product.

Week 3

In Week 3 we will Chapter 1, and the material for Test 1, by talking at the applications of vectors to work and moments

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Student Resources

Please see  Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Test 2

Test 2 is provisionally booked for the Tuesday of Week 12:

06/12/202218.00-19.00MATH6040Technological Maths 20155A – C

However, this is too late, it should be Week 11, but the Melbourn Hall is provisionally unavailable in Week 11.

When the timetable system is back up and running again I will try and book a large IT room for this test, and I will also try and wing us into the Melbourn for 29 November.

So Test 2 is 99% going to be Tuesday 29 November but just in case I have booked the Melbourn for 6 December. This will be finalised by Week 9.

Note the timetable change for next week: Tuesday’s MATH7019 will be in A207 and Friday’s will be in A243L.

Week 2

We continued talking about (linear) Least Squares curve fitting. We had two full tutorial classes.

Week 3

We will look briefly at correlation, before looking at models that are not linear but log-linear. We may have good tutorial time again.

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 is now up on Canvas. It has a hand up date the Friday of Week 5, 14 October. Ye may start Problems A and D now.

Academic Learning Centre

I would urge anyone having any problems with material that isn’t being addressed in the tutorial communication to use the Academic Learning Centre. If you are a little worried about your maths this semester you need to be aware of this resource. You will get best results if you come to the helpers there ith specific questions.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Manuals

The manuals are available in the Copy Centre. Please purchase ASAP. More information on Canvas

Week 1

We covered Lagrange interpolation and did the theory — and first example — for Least Squares curve fitting.

Week 2

We will continue talking about Least Squares curve fitting. We might aim to have two tutorial classes.

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 has a provisional hand-in week of Week 5. Once the class list is established I can send on the student-number-personalised assessment.

Academic Learning Centre

I would urge anyone having any problems with material that isn’t being addressed in the tutorial communication to use the Academic Learning Centre. If you are a little worried about your maths this semester you need to be aware of this resource. You will get best results if you come to the helpers there ith specific questions.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

The manuals are available in the Copy Centre (at a cost of €15) and should be purchased as soon as possible.

Timetable Issues

For this week only, the SEE2 tutorial at 3 pm on Thursday will not go ahead. Instead the SEE2 tutorial will be held in A272 at 12 pm on Wednesday.

Please keep an eye on your email on Monday. If the AV situation is not sorted in A272 by then I will be trying to arrange alternative rooms (which has its own risks).

Week 1

We began our study of Chapter 1, Vector Algebra by studying the difference between a scalar (single number) and a vector (list of numbers). We looked at how to both visualise vectors and describe them algebraically. We learned how to find the magnitude  and direction of a vector, add them and scalar multiply them. We spoke about displacement vectors.

Week 2

In Week 2 we will talk about vector products: the dot product and the vector product.

Test 1

The test will probably be the Tuesday evening, 11 October, of Week 5. Official notice will be given in Week 3. There is a sample test in the notes.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Student Resources

Please see  Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Written Assessment 1 Worked Solutions

40% Written Assessment 2

See Canvas -> Assignments for time and venue.

The Written Assessment will be a mix of theory and calculation questions from throughout the whole module. The best preparation for this assessment will be doing exercises, as the questions on the paper will be a similar style to those in the exercises.

MCQ League – Final Standings

See Canvas.

VBA Test 2 Results

I hope to release these at some stage over the weekend.

Week 12

In the lecture slots, we continued theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we had the final MCQ. Students looked at Lab 8.

Week 13

In the 10:00 Tuesday class I will do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The final 40% written assessment is on Tuesday. More information will appear on Canvas next week.

Study

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Assignment 2 – Corrections

I am promising these be ready for 09:00 Thursday 28 April and ye can look at your hand-ups in class.

Week 12

On Monday we looked at triple integration. Then we had tutorial time on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday ye had a chance to look at your Assignment 1. Here are some remarks on Assignment 1:

Week 13, Review Week

We will go through an exam paper, answer questions, and have tutorial time as appropriate. The Monday is a bank holiday.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Week 13

We will have revision by doing the Summer 2019 paper at the back of the manual. This will be on the Wednesday night 4 May in B188 as the Monday is a bank holiday.

Perhaps you would be advised to attempt this Summer 2019 paper between now and next week.

Homework/Study

Homework/Study at this time should be concentrated on doing exercises from the manual. It is up to you to decide on what chapters you should focus on.

Week 12

We had Test 2 based on Chapter 3 (results hopefully out this week), and then we finished off Chapter 4 with partial differentiation and error analysis. We skipped pages 199 to 202. These will not be examined the in the summer paper but are covered here (starting 14:35).

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Written Assessment 1 Worked Solutions

40% Written Assessment 2

See Canvas -> Assignments for time and venue.

The Written Assessment will be a mix of theory and calculation questions from throughout the whole module. The best preparation for this assessment will be doing exercises, as the questions on the paper will be a similar style to those in the exercises.

MCQ League

There is one more round left in the MCQ League and we will have this in the lab slots in Week 12 (see below). See Canvas for the current standings. I will have the cash prizes with me the day of Written Assessment 2.

Week 11

In the lecture slots, I continued to do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The slides from Wednesday are on Canvas (Remote Exercise Lecture Slides).

In the VBA lab, we had our second assessment.

Week 12

In the lecture slots, I will continue theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we will have the final MCQ. Students will have the option of having tutorial time on the exercises or looking at Lab 8. I will recommend students look at Lab 8.

Week 13

In the 10:00 Tuesday class I will do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The final 40% written assessment is on Tuesday. More information will appear on Canvas next week.

Study

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Assignment 2 – Hard Copy Hand Up

SoStudents have submitted a digital copy of their assignment (and so have submitted on time) but have not given me a hard copy. If you have a hard copy (and not under ferocious pressure with your presentations), please bring it to A285 tomorrow Friday 8 April between 08:40 and 10:30.

Week 11

On Monday and Wednesday we continued to work on double integration. Between Wednesday and Thursday we completed example 2 on p.189.

People who have not watched the systems of ODE lecture on YouTube should do so.

There is also an abstract whiteboard YouTube lecture here.

We had maybe an hour and a half of tutorial time looking at systems of odes/double integration.

Week 12

On Monday we will work on triple integration. If needs be we will finish this material on Wednesday.

It is my plan also to give ye a look at your Assignment 1 and possibly your Assignment 2 if I have them corrected. Here are some remarks on Assignment 1:

The rest of the week’s classes will be tutorials.

Week 13, Review Week

We will go through an exam paper, answer questions, and have tutorial time as appropriate. The Monday is a bank holiday.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

Week 13

We will have revision by doing the Summer 2019 paper at the back of the manual. This will be on the Wednesday night 4 May in B188 as the Monday is a bank holiday.

15% Test 2 on Chapter 3

This will now be held at 19:00 25 April. See Canvas – > Assignments for more information (including sample solutions with comments).

Week 11

We had an hour of tutorial on the Test 2 Sample (based on Chapter 3) and then blasted into Chapter 4.

We did related rates and implicit differentiation.

Homework/Study

Homework/Study at this time should be concentrated on the Chapter 3 exercises.

There are exercises on pages 118, 123, 130, 134, 141, 150.

The more you put in obviously the better you will be at this stuff.

If you have somehow got to the stage that you feel you are fully prepared for Test 2 on Chapter 3, you could look at the Week 10 differentiation questions as well as:

  • p.180, Q.1-3
  • p.188, Q.1-4

with additional exercises p.180, Q.4-6, p.190, Q.5-7; with harder exercises p.180 Q.7 and p.190, Q.7 (f)

Week 12

We have Test 2 based on Chapter 3, and then we finish off Chapter 4 with partial differentiation and error analysis. We will have no tutorial time on Chapter 4. I was hoping to maybe skip error analysis but unfortunately I can not. We will be rushing to finish.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

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