In your Canvas announcements you will see that I have laid out a provisional plan for the remaining assessment.

There is a lot of information and tasks in this announcement but that is to account for the fact that people have got more or less work done on MATH7021 up to now. It is my advice to try and find 7 hours per week for MATH7021, and spend that time on it. You may want to put extra time into Assignment 2. Work your way down through this announcements. If you do not get all the tasks done, that is no problem, the plan is designed so that you can catch up in time (e.g. there will be no new material in Weeks 11, 12, or 13).

I am trying to cover all the material by the end of Easter, and then we can focus on supporting your learning for the remaining assessment. Depending on your circumstances, it might make more sense for you to to get learning front-loaded, or do the remaining learning (all based on Chapter 4), a little closer to the Chapter 4 assessment. Personally, I think keeping up with the learning as it comes is the way to go, but this might not be possible for you.

If you have been engaging with the learning tasks, great, however if you are only starting remote learning now, the plan below is designed for such students

The now 25% second assignment is due Friday 17 April 2020. The other assessment are provisionally set for 11 May (provisionally changed from 8 May, 40% Test on Chapters 2 & 4, and Section 4.6), and 21 May (20% test on Chapter 1). The following plan is designed around these. 

Keep in mind at all times:

“Any and all work, submitted at any time, will receive feedback.”

“Do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer all queries in the morning but sometimes I may respond sooner.”

Easter Week 1 to Sunday 12 April

Focus on Assignment 2: Laplace Transforms

As outlined in the assignment section:

As per p.167-175 in the manual.

You may email any questions about the assignment and you will receive a response the next day, and I will be responding to emails seven days a week.

When it comes to submission, think about the following:

  • Review photo. If you cannot see, we cannot mark it.
  • Be careful of shadows
  • Take A4 pages out of pad.
  • Have A4 page flat on a surface.
  • Take picture directly over page.
  • Lighting
  • Use sharp black or blue pen. No pencil. No red pen?
  • Picture of one a page at a time.
  • Clearly label page with page numbers and labels

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Here is video (30 minutes) of me doing (parts (a) to (c) of) the Laplace Transform exam question on p. 228 of the manual.

If you haven’t yet, go back and do the Week 8 learning tasks, and watch

You may submit any work for feedback to Laplace Transforms Revision Exercises on Canvas by Sunday 12 April.

After this you should be able to start Assignment 2.  You may email any questions about the assignment and you will receive a response the next day, and I will be responding to emails seven days a week.

If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Catch Up

If you have Assignment 2 done, my recommendation is do as much catch up as you can on Week 10. Any work other work you do can be submitted via Canvas email.

Lectures

If you have Assignment 2 done, and all caught up on the other learning, and you want to frontload your learning, there are about 110 minutes of lectures here. You should schedule about 3 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 110 minutes because you will want to pause me.

There is a lot here, but thankfully I pushed quite hard and so there is not much left in the manual (the two last videos cover a lot of next week’s).

Exercises

If you have any time left (ideally you should aim to spend 7 hours per week on MATH7021 over the course of the semester) you can try the following

  • p.207, Q. 1-6
  • p.214, Q. 1-5

Revision:

  • p.207, Q. 7

These can be submitted to Easter Week 1 Exercises by midnight Sunday 12 April. If possible, submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Easter Week 2 to Sunday 19 April

25% Assignment 2 Laplace Transforms

A big push here. I will be answering emails seven days a week up to the deadline of Friday 17 April.

Catch Up

If you have time, you will be advised to catch up on Week 10, and Easter Week 1.

Lectures

There will be a final tranch of lectures. You will be invited to do exercises.

The remaining plans are provisional. No more new material from here.

Week 11 to 26 April

I will do video for Q. 2, 4, and 3 (d) from the Summer 2019 paper on the back of your manual.

You will be invited to catch up on the Week 10, Easter Week 1, and Easter Week 2 learning, as well as do revision on Chapter 2.

Week 12 to 3 May

You will be invited to catch up on the Week 10, Easter Week 1, and Easter Week 2 learning, as well as do revision on Chapter 2.

Week 13 to 10 May

You will be invited to catch up on the Week 10, Easter Week 1, and Easter Week 2 learning, as well as do revision on Chapter 2.

Week 14 to 17 May

Provisionally, the 40% Test on Chapters 2, 4, and Section 3.6 will take place Monday 11 May.

After this you will be invited to do revision on Linear Systems. I will do a video based on Q. 1 from the Summer 2019 paper on the back of your manual.

Week 15 to 24 May

Provisionally, the 20% Linear Systems Test will take place Thursday 21 May.