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.


A test will be held in Week 7, 13 March 2013. Please find a sample attached (you will also be given these tables). This sample is not a guide to the questions or their marks but only the layout of the test:

  • Answer all questions
  • 1 hour test 19:10 – 20:10
  • Q.1 Integration by Parts, Q. 2 Partial Fractions Q.3 Partial Differentiation Q. 4 Differentials and Error Analysis Q. 5 Root Approximation

I understand that a few of ye have a very heavy schedule in Week 7. If and only if this is the case I am considering giving ye an opportunity to sit the test on Thursday evening 21 March at 19:10. Please email me if you fall into this bracket.


We will do some revision next week but really you should be trying exercises yourself. Please feel free to ask me questions via email or even better on this webpage.

Week 5

In Week 5 we looked at differentials and how they help in error analysis. We looked at the Bisection & Newton-Raphson Methods for approximating solutions of equations. We began looking at methods of approximate, numerical integration.

Week 6

In Week 6 we will do some revision, namely the sample test. I would strongly advise you to try the sample test before this class to see what you can do and what you can’t do. After this we will have a Maple session.

Week 7

We will have the test from 19:10 – 20:10. After the break we will start a proper look at approximate integration.