In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH6040. I know this might not be possible for everyone. My recommendation is that you watch the lecture material (n/a in Week 1 if you attended the live lecture), then spend time doing exercises — how long will depend on the…

Delivery Model Vote

Please read here for more on this. Vote here BEFORE 12:00 Thursday 28 January.

Week 1


We had three hours of Live Zoom. This should be recorded in “Zoom” on the left there. Updated annotated notes at Home on the left there.

We began our study of Chapter 1, Vector Algebra by studying the difference between a scalar (single number) and a vector (list of numbers). We looked at how to both visualise vectors and describe them algebraically. We learned how to find the magnitude  and direction of a vector, add them and scalar multiply them. We spoke about displacement vectors and introduced the vector product known as the dot product.


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. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises. We will know more when the vote on the delivery model is complete.

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Week 2

In Week 2 we will finish talking about the dot product and we might start talking about the vector product. I will let ye know Thursday 28 January what is the outcome of the vote on the delivery model.

Test 1

If we finish the Vectors chapter in Week 3 the test will be in Week 5 (this is very likely): otherwise we will push this out to Week 6. Official notice will be given in Week 3 (or Week 4 if necessary). It will be an open book assessment.


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

Student Resources

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