I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.


No Maths on Monday ye have Geotech instead.

Continuous Assessment

You will have 15% tests in Weeks 6 & 11. It would be my intention that the Week 6 Test will cover material from the first four weeks and that the the Week 11 Test would cover material from weeks 5-9. Either way you will receive sample tests and additional information in Week 4 and Week 9 respectively.

Week 1

In the first week we had our introductions and looked at finite difference methods.

Week 2

In the second week we looked at Lagrange Interpolation and Least Squares Curve Fitting.

Next Week

We start Chapter 2: Linear Algebra.


I have given away forty sets of notes and two students who were late coming to class last week were left without notes. I now have notes for these two students. If anyone hasn’t got notes and hasn’t been in last week please email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com so I can get a set of notes printed for you for Tuesday.

Apart from the two students whose notes I am bringing with me Tuesday, seven students owe me E10 for the notes. There is no mega rush with this but the faster that everyone pays the better as far as I am concerned.


I have devised a system so that those in the S1 and S2 groups can come to the early tutorial when they don’t have a lab. The poor people in S3 will have weeks when they come to the early tutorial according to their surname… I will put this up in B228 on Tuesday. Also I am going to start taking attendance at lectures and tutorials.