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.

Test 1

Test 1, worth 15% of your final grade, will take place in the usual D160 lecture venue at 10:00 on Tuesday 15 October. 

You can find a sample here. I will give ye a copy of this next week.

Test 1 will cover the contents of Chapter 1 and the sample will give an idea of the layout and length of the test.

The following types of questions are examinable:

  • P.22, Q. 1, 3, 4, 6-7, 9, 13-14
  • P.28, Q. 1-4
  • P.32, Q. 2
  • P. 37, Q.1-3

Questions like those exercises not listed here will not appear on your exam paper but are still useful to help your learning and understanding. For example, working with truth tables should help your understanding of the Laws of Sets.

Set Identities

As briefly discussed on Friday, we are going to ask these questions with sets called P and Q rather than A and B. I have copies of this for ye.

After the tutorial, I will send on the solutions, and might possibly send on a video also.

Telegram App

For those who have already contacted me, I hope to have this set up for Monday.

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

Week 3

We looked at the Laws of Sets and moved onto Cartesian Products and Relations.

Week 4

In Week 4 we will finish Chapter 1 by looking more at relations and their properties. We will start our study of Chapter 2: Functions. A function is a special type of relation.

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.

CIT Mathematics Exam Papers

These are not always found in your programme selection — most of the time you will have to look here.


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.