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.

Diagnostic Test

If you haven’t already, you are invited to take the following ‘Diagnostic Test’:

       click here

This ‘Test’ does not go towards your grade, but allows me to give you some feedback on where you are in terms of material you have seen before that will be used in this module.

Telegram App

I am exploring the possibility of setting up a classroom group chat that would have the functionality of WhatsApp without having your phone number made public.

If this is something you might be interested in, please download the Telegram app and set yourself up with an @ handle.

We might talk about this again next week.


The manuals are  available in the Copy Centre (at a cost of €14) and should be purchased as soon as possible.

Tutorials — Subject to Change — Keep an Eye on Your Timetable

Tutorial for BioEng2A: Wednesdays at 10:00 in B149

Tutorial for BioEng2B: Mondays at 17:00 in B189 (starts this Monday 16 September)

Tutorial for SET2: Mondays at 9:00 in B180 (starts Monday 23 September)

Week 1

We began our study of Chapter 2, Vector Algebra. We looked at how to both visualise vectors and describe them algebraically. We learned how to find the magnitude  and direction of a vector.

Week 2

We will continue working with the vectors and hopefully learn how to add them and scalar multiply them, about displacement vectors,  the vector product known as the dot product and perhaps then introduce the cross product.

Test 1

The test will probably be the Monday of Week 5. Official notice will be given in Week 3. There is a sample test 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.