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Test 1

The first 15% test will take place today 4 pm MONDAY 19 October in B263 (Week 6). You can find a sample in the course notes, after the section on rates of change I think. It is a test that could arguably take 42 minutes but I’ll give ye from 16.05 — 17.00. You will be given a copy of these tables. Don’t worry I’ll scribble out the “UCC”!

Note that the format will be the same of this.

  1. Differentiation from First Principles
  2. Tangent Lines
  3. Differentiate by Rule
  4. Differentiate by Rule
  5. Differentiate by Rule
  6. Rates of Change
  7. Rate of Change/ Geometry of Graph,

Week 5

In Week 5 we had a very quick review of the algebra-geometry duality and then spoke about applications of differentiation to rates of change and finding the maximum/minimum of a function.

Week 6

In Week 6 we will apply what we learned to optimisation problems. Note there are no classes on Friday.


  • Monday 17:00 in B189
  • Friday 09:00 in B185

As discussed before, you must make at least ONE of these classes every week.

Continuous Assessment

As can be seen here in the Module Descriptor, there will be two 15% tests: one in Week 6 and one in Week 10. I hope to give you two week’s notice of each and there are sample tests in the notes.


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.