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.


The test will be held next week 13 March. Please find a sample attached (you will also be given these tables although you can use your own tables also if they are clean). 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

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

There are some students with a very busy Week 7: those students with physics or a heavily pregnant spouse. Ye will have an opportunity to sit the test at 20:15 on Thursday 21 March which is in Week 8. Ideally you should email me if you fall into this bracket. If you are sitting the test in Week 8 you don’t need to turn up next Wednesday until 20:30.


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

Week 6

In Week 6 we did some revision, namely the sample test. After this we used Maple to help us revise partial differentiation.

Week 7

Test and then a proper look at approximate integration.

Week 8

Finish off numerical methods and maybe start Laplace methods. We will do some numerical methods stuff in Maple.