You are advised to to spend seven hours per week on MATH7019. This should comprise of however long it takes to watch the lectures, and then the rest of time should be spent emailing questions, doing exercises, completing assignments, and catch-up/revision.

30% Assignment 1

With a deadline of 23.59, Friday of Week 5, 23 October for Assignment 1, you must consider time management. Perhaps it might be a good idea to watch lectures, and then spend the rest of your MATH7019 time on Assignment 1.

In the context of this assignment I use the term Originality of Presentation and this video explains what this means.

As the video also explains two files must be submitted:

  • a single *.pdf report consisting of your written answers as well as appropriate Excel content. Ideally the Excel work for Problem A near the written work for Problem A, etc.
  • an Excel file

Ordinarily I assign late work a mark of zero. As explained in the video my strong recommendation is that you submit what you have done on time. Submitting late is only going to cause backlogs in your other modules.


In ordinary times, the majority of student learning takes place in tutorials where I am able to give one-to-one help to students. This is not possible at the moment so instead I am giving feedback on student exercises. This is very time consuming but I don’t believe it is possible for me to give you the teaching you need in a Zoom tutorial… but I might be wrong.

Please fill in this survey to tell me your opinion on how the tutorial aspect of my teaching is going.

It is a difficult balancing act. I could just do two Zoom hours per week but I simply don’t believe ye would get the one-to-one help in that way. I would be going way above and beyond my duties to do Zoom AND give weekly feedback on work but I have to hear what ye think.

If you would like to email me directly your thoughts on tutorial time (i.e. you would like some Zoom time and why), you can email me also (although the survey gives you a chance to do this).

Week 5


Schedule about two and half hours to watch these 93 minutes of lectures.


You must understand that:

Any and all submitted work will receive feedback.

This includes work submitted late (i.e. Week 4 exercises submitted in Week 5), or work emailed to me. It is easiest for me however if work is:

  • Submitted on Canvas
  • Properly labelled (page number and question)
  • Ideally work that you know is correct (i.e. matches answer in the manual) not be submitted for feedback.

Perhaps if you have completed Assignment 1, and have completed the previous week’s Chapter 2 exercises, you could look at:

  • p. 89, Q. 2-5

You can (carefully) take photos of your work and submit to the Week 5 Exercises those images on Canvas before midnight Sunday 25 October for 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.

Reading Break

It is currently my understanding that ye will have a Reading Break 26 October to 1 November. It is my intention to post the Week 6 material early so that if you want to make an early start on Assignment 2 (see below) that you will be able to do so.

Week 6

We will finish looking at fixed end beams and then we will look at cantilevers. We will start looking at Euler’s Method.

Assignment 2

I plan to (but do not promise) to make this available 24 October (the morning after Assignment 1 is due). It has a provisional deadline of 20 November and is based on Chapter 2.

Academic Learning Centre

Have you heard about CIT Maths Online on Canvas? It’s full of helpful Maths and Stats resources, notes, quizzes and videos to help you throughout the whole year. 

During this period of remote learning we will be using the Maths Online module on Canvas to offer Maths and Stats support to you and answer as many student questions as possible. 

1-to-1 Maths appointments will be available through Zoom. There are 32 appointments available per week. Please log on to Maths online to see the most up to date resources and to book a 1-to-1 video call. Find out how to add it to your Canvas dashboard here

Drop-in Maths is on every Tuesday from 12 – 2. Here you can drop in to ask our lecturer a quick Maths question.  

If you have any other question about our remote Maths and Stats supports email Joy and Deirdre at

See the CIT Students tab above for further resources.