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Information on how to download Maple to your own machine may be found here.

We will have Maple next week (Week 3: 14 March 2018).

Week 2

We did one more example of Gaussian elimination and then we introduced matrices as linear maps and discuss some of their properties.

For those of you interested in the why when it comes to matrix multiplication, have a look here.

We hoped to have a Maple class but the software was not on the machines in C128.

Week 3

We will continue working with matrices and perhaps introduce matrix inverses.

We will have our first Maple lab.

Independent Learning

I perhaps didn’t make this clear last week: I could see that a lot of you did work between Weeks 1 & 2 on the exercises. You can hand this work up to me in class and I will return it to you, corrected, the week after.

Also you can ask me a question here on this site and I will answer it ASAP.

Questions you can do include:

  • After Week 2: P. 18 Q. 2
  • After Week 1: P. 18 Q. 1, 3 – 6. Harder questions are 7 and 8. For those who do not yet have the manual, see here.

You could try P. 28, Q. 1-5; the harder 6, 9; and even more Q. 7, 8, but I would much rather ye were comfortable with the p.18 exercises before moving onto this material.

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.