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.


The manuals are available in the Copy Centre. Please purchase ASAP. More information has been sent via email.

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.


There are two tutorial slots for MATH7019 this semester
Both Fridays:
  • 11:00 in A243L
  • 12:00 in A213B
Provisionally, you will be allowed attend either tutorial. The problem with this is that if everyone chooses to attend the 11:00 tutorial, this tutorial will be too full and you will not get the one-to-one help you need.
My hope is that some students recognise this and attend the 12:00 tutorial and perhaps we have something a large tutorial of perhaps <20 students at 11:00 and a smaller tutorial of perhaps <10 students at 12:00.
The students in the smaller tutorial will get more help.
We will try this for two weeks. This Friday might be a disaster (maybe not), and if next Friday is too I will do a split, and have the split alternative between 11/12 and 12/11.
I hope that is kind of clear. Tutorials are the most important thing in your learning.

Week 2

We introduced Lagrange Interpolation and Least Squares curve fitting. We spoke about the Pearson correlation coefficient. We started looking at non-linear models:


Week 3

We will continue looking at non-linear models.

Quick Test: Academic Learning Centre

I would urge anyone having any problems with material that isn’t being addressed in the tutorials to use the Academic Learning Centre. If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Quick Test or in general, you need to be aware of this resource. As you can see the timetable is quite generous.

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 will have a hand-in date the Friday of Week 5, 11 October. The Assignment is in the manual but I must also send on your personal data sets next week: I have just been waiting for the class groups to settle.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage — especially those of us who struggled in the test.

Student Resources

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