Test 1

Test 1, worth 15%, takes place from 16:00 to 16:50 sharp, Monday 14 October in the Melbourne Hall (rows I-K). I will have emailed your 15:00-16:00 lecturers so that they will leave you plenty of time to get to the Melbourne.

There is a sample on P.46 of the notes to give you an idea of the length and layout only.

Almost everything in Chapter 1 is examinable. Additional practise questions may be found by looking at past exam papers (usually vectors are Q. 1, sometimes Q. 2).

You will want to be familiar with all the concepts in the Vector Summary, P. 42-45.

You can check your work against the Sample Test Marking Scheme.

Any questions at all, you can email me, perhaps with a screenshot of your attempt. There are also a number of you in the Telegram group which has thus far been silent.

HINT (very rare): Look at “Vector of a Given Magnitude in a Given Direction” on p.15-16. Thus, also, Example 3 Winter 2017 on p.37-38, Example 4 Summer 2016 on p.38, and Autumn 2018 on p.39-40.

Week 5

We look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This allowed us to solve matrix equations. We looked at linear systems, and determinants.

Week 6

We will finish looking at Chapter 2 and then we will start Chapter 3 with a review of differentiation followed, perhaps, by a look at Parametric Differentiation.

Test 2

On Chapter 3, is planned for 5 pm (not 4 pm) Monday 25 November.

Telegram App

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

If you join you will have have consented to be a member of this group. This group is supposed to be like a WhatsApp group but with some added privacy.

You should be able to leave whenever you want. If you feel this is working well for you, invite more colleagues.

You can ask anything you want about MATH6040 in the group. I recommend using photos to highlight exercises or your efforts, etc. As the best way to learn is to teach, ideally other students in the group will answer questions. Every morning I will answer unanswered questions.

It is good to put some humanity into everything we do, but do not even approach the line of inappropriateness. Keep things professional please.

Academic Learning Centre

If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Quick Test or in general, I would just like to remind you about the Academic Learning Centre. Most students received slips detailing areas of maths that they should brush up on. The timetable is here.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

CIT Mathematics Exam Papers

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

Student Resources

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