Week 6


Very little by way of lectures this week, so that you can put the bulk of your time towards catching up on Chapter 2


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 have a handle on the exercises from Week 4 and Week 5 you can try:

  • p. 84, Q.1-3
  • p.94, Q. 1-6

Additional Exercises: p. 96, Q. 1-10

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Sunday 7 March for video feedback after Monday 8 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.

Matrices Test — Week 8, 19:30 16 March

The open-book assessment will be designed to be done in about 45 minutes, however you will be given one hour to complete the assignment along with an additional 15 minutes to upload your work. 45 minutes means about one and a half exam questions (see MATH6040 matrices questions (Links to an external site.) ( (usually matrices are Q. 2, sometimes Q. 1)) to get an idea of how long one exam question is). Please contact me if the timing is an issue.

The assessment is based on Chapter 2. There will be five questions broken into parts (a), (b), and (c). Some/most of the part (c)s should be easier than in the Vectors Test. Some of the part (a)s will be a little harder.

Additional practise questions (beyond the manual) may be found by looking at past MATH6040 exam papers (Links to an external site.).

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 (Links to an external site.)

We will have a Zoom Tuesday 8 March at 20:00 for any questions that ye would like to ask about this assessment. This tutorial will be recorded in the cloud.

Week 7

We will do a quick revision of differentiation.  If you want to look ahead here are two videos:

Then we will look at Parametric 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 (Zoom Tutorial in Week 7)

Week 11  – 25% Differentiation Test (Zoom Tutorial in Week 10)

Week 14 – 25% Integration Test (Zoom Tutorial in Week 13)


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.