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.

More information in last week’s summary.

If you want questions answered you have two options:

  • ask me questions via email, perhaps with a photo to show your work
  • ask me questions via the comment function on this website

Week 4

We had a Concept MCQ about vectors, and then we started looking at Chapter 2: Matrices. We did some examples of matrix arithmetic and look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices.

Here find a note that answers the question: why do we multiply matrices like we do?

We had no 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.

If you are prepared for Test 1, I would invite you to look at the following exercises:

  • P73, Q. 1-4, 5* is harder

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

Week 5

After our test, we will continue to look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This will allow us to solve matrix equations. We will look at linear systems, and possibly determinants.

It is likely that we will once again not have tutorial time.

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.