Week 2

In Week 2 we finished talking about the scalar product before doing some tutorial work on the p.29 exercises.

We started talking about the vector product, but we did not show how to calculate it.

Homework/Study

How much time you put into homework is up to you: of course the more time you put in the better but we all have competing interests. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email, or even better on this webpage.

I would invite you to complete the exercises we started in class:

  • P.29, Q.1-11

In addition, you can hand up your work in class and I will have it correct for the week after. You may need the formula that the area of a triangle is equal to \displaystyle \frac12 ab\sin C.

Week 3

In Week 3 we will find out how to calculate a vector product, and we will look at the applications of vectors to work and moments

We might manage a little tutorial time.

Test 1

If we finish the Vectors chapter in Week 3 the test will be in Week 5 (this is very likely): otherwise we will push this out to Week 6. Official notice will be given in Week 3 (or Week 4 if necessary). There is a sample test in the notes.

Study

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

Academic Learning Centre

If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Diagnostic Test or in general, I would just like to remind you about the Academic Learning Centre. Next week, some students will receive emails detailing areas of maths that they should brush up on. The timetable is here: there is some availability after 17:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Student Resources

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