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.


We will have our first Maple Lab next week. Information on how to download Maple to your own machine may be found here.

It looks like numbers dictate that we must have a Lab split for Maple.

The options are:

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

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C128

Wednesdays 19:15-20.50 – Theory class in room C214

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

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Wednesdays 20:55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C128

Please fill out your preference here. This will be the split for every Maple Lab in future.

The Maple labs will probably be in odd-numbered weeks.

Week 1

After introductions, we looked at systems of linear equations and introduced the idea of writing them in augmented matrix form and simplifying using Gaussian Elimination. We will discuss how to determine if the linear system has a unique, infinite or no solution.

Week 2

We will do one more example and then move on to looking at Matrices in more generality.


Independent Learning: Exercises

You are supposed to be working outside of class and I am supposed to help you with this. Working outside of class means doing the exercises in the notes. Any work that is handed up will be corrected by me. Also you can ask me a question here on this site and I will answer it ASAP.

Questions you can do include:

P. 18 Q. 1, 3 – 6. Harder questions are 7 and 8. For those who do not yet have the manual, see here.

I am not suggesting you should do all of these. It is recommended by the module descriptor that you do two hours of independent and directed learning every week but of course this isn’t feasible for everyone.

Student Resources

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