Test 1 – Results

I will have these to you by the end of the week.

Week 5

After our test, we continued to look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This allowed us to solve matrix equations. We will look at linear systems, and spoke again about determinants.

We had no tutorial time.

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 look at the following exercises:

  • P. 73, Q. 1-4,
  • P. 77, Q. 1-2
  • P. 80, Q. 1-3
  • P. 86, Q. 1-4

Harder:

  • P. 73, Q. 5
  • P. 80, Q. 5

Revision:

  • P. 80, Q. 4
  • P. 86, Q. 5-6

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

Week 6

We will finish Chapter 2 by looking at Cramer’s Rule.

It is likely that we will have good tutorial time to look at Chapter 2.

Outlook

In Week 7 we will do a matrices Concept MCQ and then do a quick revision of differentiation.  If you want to look ahead here are two videos:

For most students, Chapters 1 and 2 are easier and you will want to do well on them. Things are going to get a little harder for the rest of the semester and you will want to try and do homework (see below) regularly.

Tuesday 17 March 2020, Week 8

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

Test 2

Test 2, worth 15% and based on Chapter 3, will probably take place Week 11.

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.