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Manuals

The lectures are being delivered via pre-recorded lectures. As you will see, the lectures use a manual that contain all the lecture material, via gaps that are filled in during lectures, and exercises. I tend to use a number of colours during lectures, and pencil, so you might want to consider ordering some of these:

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In a sliding scale from best to worst, in my opinion, here are your options for using this manual. There are other options but I cannot recommend them. If you do option one you have all your notes in one place and can follow the lectures as if you were in the classroom.

  1. Email copy.centre@cit.ie and tell them you want to order a bound copy of MATH7019 Manual Winter 2020. The manuals can be collected from Reprographics beside the Student Centre. Note that this is a cash-free area so you will need to put the appropriate amount of funds on your student card. At the time of writing I do not know the cost but it will be of the order of €15. This seems like a lot of money for a manual but with all the materials (including worked examples, summaries, etc) it comes to about 187 pages and provides a comprehensive resource for this module.
  2. Print off the manual at home or somewhere else. Click here here to find a copy.
  3. I am going to scan and email the completely slides. You can keep these somewhere for your notes. You could print these or keep digital copies. Here is Chapter 1.

Week 1

You are advised to to spend seven hours per week on MATH7019. This should comprise of however long is recommended to watch the lectures, and then the rest of time should be spent doing exercises, emailing questions, and submitting work. At the time of writing, tutorials consist of you emailing questions and getting feedback on submitted work, but this is subject to change.

There is probably less than two and half hours here for Week 1: this might be nice to ease yourself back into things, but if you are hungry for more material feel free to jump into Week 2 (see Canvas announcements).

Lecture

Schedule about 80 minutes to watch these 50 minutes of lectures. I recommend about 50% extra time as you will want to pause/rewind.

Exercises

You need to schedule about an hour to work on this week’s exercises.

You can (carefully) take photos of your work and submit to the Week 1 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 27 September. The intention would be that after 09:00 Monday 28 September someone (I am going on two weeks paternity leave at some stage) will download all student work and reply with feedback.

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.

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. I am not sure exactly what will happen with these questions while I am on paternity leave… hopefully someone will take these questions for you.

  • Do p. 13, Q. 1-3. Additional exercise: p.13, Q.4.

Week 2

We will start talking about Least Squares curve fitting.

FAO: Erasmus Students — Calculators

The Student Resources tab above contains some information about calculators.

Here is a list of some allowed and not allowed calculators.

If you have to purchase a calculator, my recommendation is that you purchase something like a Casio fx-83GT PLUS. This might be available in the CIT shop.

Academic Learning Centre

I would urge anyone having any problems with material that isn’t being addressed in the tutorial communication to use the Academic Learning Centre. If you are a little worried about your maths this semester you need to be aware of this resource. You will get best results if you come to the helpers there ith specific questions.

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 has a provisional hand-in of the end of Week 4, start of Week 5. Once the class list is established I can send on the student-number-personalised assessment.

Student Resources

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