In theory you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH6040: my recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then spend whatever other time you have for MATH6040 on exercises. It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are three hours of MATH7021 slots on your timetable that you can use if you want. Even with just three hours you should have at least one hour to try and submit exercises for video feedback.

Week 2


You should need about two hours to watch these (I recommend 50% extra time for pausing/rewinding)

Vectors Example (20 minutes)

Vector/Cross Product I (36 minutes)

Vector/Cross Product II (29 minutes)

Latest annotated notes here.


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. 

  • p.27, Q. 1-13 (you might have some of these done in Week 1)
  • p.38, Q.1-5
  • Additional Exercises, p.38, Q. 6-1

You may need the formula that the area of a triangle is equal to \displaystyle \frac12 ab\sin C.

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Sunday 7 February for video feedback after Monday 8 February. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. 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.

Week 3

We will look at the applications of vectors to work and moments

25% Test 1 in Week 5

I will probably design student-number-personalised assessments. Watch this space: official notice in Week 3.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email. I answer emails every morning seven days a week.

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