Test 1

Test 1, worth 15%, takes place from 19:00 to 20:05 sharp, Tuesday 25 February in the usual lecture venue. There is a sample on P.53 of the notes to give you an idea of the length and layout only.

Everything in Chapter 1 is examinable. Additional practise questions may be found by looking at past MATH6040 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. 49-52.

If you want questions answered you have three options:

  • hand me up written work next week, which I will correct, scan, and email back to you
  • ask me questions via email, perhaps with a photo to show your work
  • ask me questions via the comment function on this website

Week 3

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

We managed about 30 minutes of tutorial time.


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.39, Q. 1-5
  • P.46, Q.1-6



  • P.29, Q.1-11



  • P.36, Q. 6-11
  • P.48, Q. 7-14

In addition, you can hand up your work in class and I will have it correct for the week after.

Week 4

We will have a Concept MCQ about vectors and then we will start looking at Chapter 2: Matrices. We will some examples of matrix arithmetic and look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This will allow us to solve matrix equations.

Tuesday 17 March 2020, Week 8

This class is postponed to the same time and room, but Wednesday 18 March.


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.