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.

‘Skipped Material’

I sent ye the partial derivatives examples that I didn’t finish off.

Later on I will send ye on a completed Figure 3.22.

The differentials examples that I didn’t do are not examinable.

The rounding error examples, which are not examinable, may be found here.

Assignment 2

Has been sent to you. Please read the emails carefully — especially those regarding the various typos. The hand-up date is this Friday 21 November.

Week 9

We finished off the section on the numerical solution of differential equations that we need for the second assignment by going through the Three Term Taylor Method. Then we got into the applications of partial differentiation to multivariable Taylor Series (f(x,y)\approx \sum \alpha_{ij}x^iy^j) and error analysis.

Week 10

We will make a start on the last chapter: Probability & Statistics.

Sample Exam

To guard against complacency I will draft a sample exam that we will sit on Friday 28 November in Week 11 or Friday 5 December in Week 12. This will be a tough paper that will give ye an indication of where ye are sitting before the final stages of study.

If we sit it in Week 11 it will contain less statistics but will be corrected by me and we will do the Autumn 2014 paper in Week 13. If we can’t sit it until Week 12 we will go through it in Week 13.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage — especially those of us who struggled in the test.

Student Resources

Student Resources are now collated at the Student Resources tab on the top of this page.