15% Assignment 1

This has a revised deadline. Please see Canvas and email.

There is one typo in Problem F:

…but you need to ask yourself is it worth your time to keep going for the sake of one mark (out of 62 out of 35%) that is 0.56 percentage points towards your final grade.

It should be 15% and 0.24 percentage points.

Week 5

On Monday we drove further into Chapter 2, the method of undetermined coefficients for linear differential equations. We more-or-less have it all covered, but we need to see more examples.

On Wednesday we had some concept MCQ on Chapter 1, and then did the last bit of the Chapter 2 theory.

On Thursday most were absent (doing Assignment 1 I presume), but we finished Chapter 2 and had maybe an hour and twenty minutes of tutorial time on Chapter 2. There will be no further (dedicated/recommended) tutorial time on Chapter 2.

Week 6

Things are getting more serious now as we start Chapter 3. We must work hard on this material:

  1. because without doing so you could be very, very lost on 15% Assignment 2 (and 35% exam question), and
  2. because if you are going into Level 8 Structural Engineering it will be assumed that you are competent with the Chapter 3 material

Chapter 3 is about “The Engineer’s Transform” — the Laplace Transform. We will look at the first shift theorem, and how the Laplace Transform interacts with differentiation. We will start looking at partial fractions.

There will be no tutorial time. We will have a Chapter 2 Concept MCQ on Wednesday.

Extra Tutorials

There will be two extra tutorials in room B180:

  • 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 22 March
  • 13:00-14:00, Tuesday 29 March

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in time and date of 11:00 6 April. Assignment 2 is in the manual. Once we get someway into the examples on p.132 you should be able to make a start.


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

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