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.

Continuous Assessment

Firstly an apology: question two on Quiz 2 was not in the Question Bank and I am sorry about this. Having said that, if you could do the other Integration by Parts questions, you should certainly have been able to do that one also. You really, really shouldn’t be learning off questions without understanding — it won’t serve you in the long run — the exam questions aren’t coming from a bank. Having said all that it was still unfair (and unintentional) so to make up for it we will have 11 quizzes rather than 10 (and still best out of eight). As far as I can see this is the fairest resolution.

Below find the results. You are identified by the last four digits of your student number unless you are winning the league. The individual quiz marks are out of 2.5 percentage points. Your best eight quizzes go to the 20% mark for quizzes. The R % column is your running percentage (for best eight quizzes), MPP is your Maple Percentage Points and the GPP is your Gross Percentage Points (for best eight quizzes and Maple).

The solutions to the last quiz may be found in the notes.

S/N Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 R % QPP MPP GPP
Kelliher 2.5 2.5 100 5 1.5 6.5
3281 2.4 2.5 98 4.9 1.5 6.4
8335 2.4 2.5 97.5 4.875 1.5 6.375
5527 1.9 2.5 88 4.4 1.5 5.9
7878 2.2 2.2 87 4.35 1.5 5.85
1864 1.3 2.4 74 3.7 1.5 5.2
8478 1.9 1.72 72.4 3.62 1.5 5.12
2859 2.4 1 68 3.4 1.5 4.9
8416 2.3 1 66 3.3 1.5 4.8
8403 1.9 1.4 65 3.25 1.5 4.75
7209 1.9 1.2 62 3.1 1.5 4.6
2567 1.6 1.5 61 3.05 1.5 4.55
6548 1.6 1 51 2.55 1.5 4.05
NR 0.6 1.8 48 2.4 1.5 3.9
9464 1.2 0.9 42 2.1 1.5 3.6
8556 1.4 0.6 39 1.95 1.5 3.45
1852 0.7 1.2 38 1.9 1.5 3.4
5553 0.4 0.8 24 1.2 1.5 2.7
4198 0 1.2 24 1.2 1.5 2.7
8455 0.2 0.9 22 1.1 1.5 2.6
4775 0.5 0.3 16 0.8 1.5 2.3
5546 0 0 N/A 0 1.5 1.5

Quiz 3 Question Bank

Tuestion bank for Quiz 2 (in Week 3) is as follows:

  • P.31, Q.1-5, 7, 8, 10 (yes, integration by parts again)
  • P. 44, Q. 1-2

There will be a bonus question for integration by parts.

The final answers will not be given on the quiz paper and neither is there any value in writing down the final answers alone — you will receive marks for full and correct solutions — but nothing for final answers without justification or skipping important steps. Please don’t learn off model solutions — you need to understand the material not just on a superficial level to do well later on.

Quiz 3 runs from 19:00 to 19:15 sharp on Wednesday 25 February.

Week 6

I will be away in Week 6 (11 March). I am proposing that we have a class over the Easter Break. In particular, I am thinking 1 April. Please email me if this not possible for you.

Maple Labs

The next Maple Lab is Wednesday 4 March.

As you can see here you can download a student copy of Maple. Some students said that they were unable to open the file I sent in their Maple 17 — this is strange as I am actually using Maple 16!

Week 3

In Week 3 we started looking at Partial Fractions. They provide us with a way of integrating rational functions and will be very important later for when we study Laplace Methods.

In Maple we did some basic plotting and differentiation.

Week 4

In Week 4 we will finish off Partial Fractions and start Partial Differentiation which we will use to do Error Analysis.

Notes

A student was asking did I have MATH6019-type notes that revision could be done with. You could look at an old higher level maths book, look in the library for anything with “Calculus” in the title or you could even look in this E-Book.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage. Anyone can give me exercises they have done and I will correct them.

I also advise that you visit the Academic Learning Centre.

Continuous Assessment

The Continuous Assessment is broken into Weekly Quizzes (20%) and Maple (10%).

There will be eleven weekly quizzes and your eight best results will count (so 2.5% per quiz from eight quizzes). You will receive an email (i.e. this one) on Thursday/Friday detailing the examinable exercises.

Maple consists of five labs and a Maple Test in the sixth lab. Satisfactory participation in labs gives you 1.5% and the Maple Test is worth 2.5%. More on this in the coming days.

Student Resources

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

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