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

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 first two columns are rounded figures but the third, for quiz three, is correct.

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 3 3 2.5 100 7.5 1.5 9
3281 2 3 2.5 98.7 7.4 1.5 8.9
8335 2 3 2.4 97 7.275 1.5 8.775
5527 2 3 2.5 92 6.9 1.5 8.4
7878 2 2 2.25 88 6.6 1.5 8.1
1864 1 2 2.5 82.7 6.2 1.5 7.7
8478 2 2 2.15 76.9 5.77 1.5 7.27
8403 2 1 2.45 76 5.7 1.5 7.2
8416 2 1 2.2 73.3 5.5 1.5 7
2567 2 2 2.05 68 5.1 1.5 6.6
7209 2 1 1.75 64.7 4.85 1.5 6.35
6548 2 1 2.25 64 4.8 1.5 6.3
8556 1 1 2.4 58 4.35 1.5 5.85
NR 1 2 1.85 56.7 4.25 1.5 5.75
9464 1 1 1.5 48 3.6 1.5 5.1
1852 1 1 1.6 46.7 3.5 1.5 5
2859 2 1 0 68 3.4 1.5 4.9
4198 0 1 2 64 3.2 1.5 4.7
8455 0 1 1.05 28.7 2.15 1.5 3.65
4775 1 0 1 24 1.8 1.5 3.3
5553 0 1 0 24 1.2 1.5 2.7
5546 0 0 1.1 44 1.1 1.5 2.6
7950 0 0 0.8 32 0.8 0 0.8

Quiz 4 Question Bank

The question bank for Quiz 3 (in Week 4) is as follows:

  • P.44-45, Q.3, 4, 6*, 7.
  • P. 58, Q. 1(i)** & (ii)

* there is a typo in the answer – it should be \displaystyle \frac{3}{x-2} rather than \displaystyle \frac{3}{x+4}

** in the solution, the first should be tidied to

\displaystyle \frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=3x^2-4y^2

and the second answer should be

\displaystyle \frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=4y^3-8xy.

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 4 runs from 19:15 to 19:30 sharp on Wednesday 3 March.

Academic Learning Centre

Students have indicated to me that the evening session of the ALC is very busy and not worthwhile for visiting. I have passed this message onto my Departmental head and she is looking into. I cannot promise any quick resolution but I promise that I will chase it up next week and get back to you if I hear anything.

Week 6

I will be away in Week 6 (11 March). I must organise things for Wednesday 1 April to catch up.

Maple Labs

We have a Maple Lab is Wednesday 4 March. Four of you have not as yet indicated whether you want to be in Group 1 or Group 2 for Maple.

Group 1 – Starts at 18:00 and Finishes at 20:50:

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C219

Wednesdays 19:15-19:30 – Weekly Quiz in C212

Wednesdays 19:30-20.50 – Theory class in room C212

Group 2 – Starts at 19:15 and Finishes at 22:00:

Wednesdays 19:15-19:30 – Weekly Quiz in C212

Wednesdays 19:30-20:50 – Theory class in room C212

Wednesdays 20.55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C219

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 4

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

Week 5

In Week 5 we will finish off Partial Differentiation and use to do Error Analysis.

In Maple, we will look at Partial Fractions and Partial Differentiation.

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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