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.

Catch-up Tutorials

CE3 will miss a tutorial on Friday 23 October as there are no classes that day. EE3 will miss a tutorial on Monday 26 October as that is a bank holiday. I will hold the following catch-up tutorials.

  • 16:00 CE3 Wednesday 14 October B214
  • 16:00 EE3 Wednesday 21 October B214

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 has been emailed to all of you. The hand in date in Friday 16 October. Work handed in late shall be assigned a mark of zero.

  • I want you to read the first page carefully. When you start getting down to actually doing the assignment, read the problems carefully
  • the purpose of this assignment is to help with your understanding of the material and hopefully this will end up with you being proficient in its use and able to do well in the final exam
  • you should start right now because you only have one week to complete the assignment. The hand in date is Friday 16 October.
  • yes you can ask me questions about the assignment before, after and sometimes during class (if ye are working on a problem). Also you can ask me questions via email.
  • if you are having problems using Microsoft Excel then you are to email me ASAP and arrange to visit me in my office. You will bring your work on a memory key and we will sort it out
  • The assignment is worth 15%. The question on the final paper will be worth 25% of the 70% — which is 17.5% — on offer on the final paper. Do a good job with this assignment and you should do well on Q.1 on the paper and you might just have 32.5% in the bag before we go onto more technical stuff.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY — you are welcome to work together. All of you have different data so none of you will have the same answers. Therefore you cannot copy each other. The best way to learn is by teaching.
  • Work submitted after 15:00 on Friday 16 October will be assigned a mark of zero. Hand up whatever you have on time.

Week 4

In Week 4 we continued with the second chapter on Differential Equations — with a particular emphasis on Beam Equations

Week 5

In Week 5 we will continue with second chapter on Differential Equations — with a particular emphasis on Beam Equations.


Environmental Engineering: Tutorial Monday 13:00, Lectures Wednesday 11:00, Thursday 10:00, Friday 10:00

Civil Engineering: Tutorial Friday 11:00, Lectures Wednesday 11:00, Thursday 10:00, Friday 10:00


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

Student Resources

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