Week 6

We finished off Chapter 2 on Monday and then had some tutorial time.

Wednesday, after an Undetermined Coefficients MCQ, we started looking at “The Engineer’s Transform” — the Laplace Transform. We looked at the first shift theorem, and how the Laplace Transform interacts with differentiation. We started looking at partial fractions.

Only those of us who finished Assignment 1 early got much tutorial time with Chapter 2. I will hope that we will get more tutorial time on Chapter 2 at a later date, but until then, I have developed the following for you to practise your differentiation which you need for Chapter 2 here:

It might not be the worst idea in the world to devote some time to this over Easter.

Assignment 1 – Results and Remarks

Have been emailed to you.

Week 7

I need to change the class on Thursday 12 March from 10:00 in B212 to 09:00 in B185.

We continued looking at partial fractions and then the inverse Laplace Transform.

There will be no tutorial time this week.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in time and date of 18:00, 2 April: the Thursday of Week 10. Assignment 2 is in the manual. Once we get someway into the examples on p.126 you should be able to make a start.


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

Student Resources

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

Gaussian Elimination Tutor

If you download Maple (see Student Resources), there is a Maple Tutor that is easy to use and will help you with Gaussian Elimination. Open up Maple and go to Tools -> Tutors -> Linear Algebra -> Gaussian Elimination.