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, but there is no doubt that spending four hours per week on exercises is going to be best for your learning. Any questions, please email.

Week 2


In Week 2 we finished talking about the scalar product before talking about the vector product.

We had about thirty minutes tutorial time on the p. 30 exercises.


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.30-32, Q.1-11. The starred Q.12* might be a little harder the way it is set up.
  • p.40, Q.1-5

There are applets to play with:

Additional questions include:

  • p.32, Q.12* — you may need the formula that the area of a triangle is equal to \displaystyle \frac12 ab\sin C.
  • p.40, Q.6-11

Week 3

In Week 3 we will look at the applications of vectors to work and moments

We will manage more tutorial time.

Test 1

The test will be in Week 5. More official notice will be given in Week 3. There is a sample test on p.56 of the manual.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email.

Student Resources

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