Tuesday 17 March 2020, Week 8

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

Week 7

In Week 7 we did a matrices Concept MCQ and then did a quick revision of differentiation:

Then we looked at Parametric Differentiation.

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. I strongly recommend that you do some exercises every week. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email, or even better on this webpage.

I recommend strongly that everyone completes P.111, Q.1.

I would invite you to look at the following exercises:

  • P.111, Q. 1
  • P.123, Q. 1-3


  • P.111, Q. 2
  • P.124, Q. 4-8

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

Week 8

We will look at Related Rates and then look at Implicit Differentiation. If you are interested in a very “mathsy” approach to curves you can look at this.

I have video of the above material here.

Week 9

We will look at partial differentiation and its applications to error analysis.

Looking further ahead, a good revision of integration/antidifferentiation may be found here.

Test 2

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


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.