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.


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

We will have our second Maple Lab next week (Week 4: 21 March 2018).

If you have missed the first lab you have two options: either download Maple onto your own machine or come into CIT at another time to use Maple.

Go through the first lab on your own, doing all the exercises in Maple (Exercises 1, 2, and 3). Save the worksheet and email it to me.

If you have never done Maple before you might want to do a Lab or two with me before catching up.

Week 3

We did some examples of matrix arithmetic and looked at the concept of a matrix inverse.

We had our first Maple Lab

Week 4

We will continue working with matrix inverses, seeing how the Gauss-Jordan algorithm can be used to calculate the inverse of a 3\times 3 matrix.

We will have our second 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 3: P. 28, Q. 1-5, 6-9 have answers with Q. 7 a harder question. P. 34 exercises.
  • 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.

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.