25% Vectors Test, 19.30 Tuesday 23 February

This is just repeating some the information from Week 4:

The open-book assessment will be designed to be done in about 45 minutes, but you have an hour and 15 minutes including time for uploading.

The assessment is based on Chapter 1. The questions into parts (a) (easy), (b) (medium), and (c) (hard). You might be advised to do all the parts (a) and (b) first, try and get as close to 70% as possible with those, and then leave the parts (c) to the end. Otherwise you might waste time doing parts (c) when there are easier and more marks available in parts (b) and particularly (a).

Academic Dishonesty will not be accepted and suspected breaches, such as communication with others during the assessment, will be pursued in line with this policy.

We had a Zoom tutorial: it is in the cloud.

Week 5


As promised very few lectures so that if you have been a little behind on Chapter 2 already you can catch up after Test 1


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. 

Assuming you are ready for the Vector Assessment, and have a handle on the Week 4 exercises try

p.79, Q.1-4

Additional Exercises: p. 79, Q.5-6

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Sunday 28 February for video feedback after Monday 1 March. 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 6

We will finish Chapter 2 by talking about determinants and Cramer’s Rule.


In Week 7 we will start differentiation. For most students, Chapters 1 and 2 are easier and you will want to do well on them. Things are going to get a little harder for the rest of the semester and you will want to try and do homework regularly.

Assessment Schedule

Week 5 – 25% Vectors Test

Week 8 – 25% Matrices Test

Week 11  – 25% Differentiation Test

Week 14 – 25% Integration Test


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

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.