The manuals are available in the Copy Centre (at a cost of €15). These are needed to participate properly in class.

Test 1

The test will be the Tuesday evening, 11 October, of Week 5. See Canvas (MATH6040 —> Assignments) for further details.

Week 3

We finished Chapter 1, and the material for Test 1, by talking at the applications of vectors to work and moments. We also started Chapter 2, on Matrices.

Week 4

We will continue working on matrices. We will look at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This will allow us to solve matrix equations. We also looked at determinants.

Some deeper discussion here: Why do we multiply matrices like we do?, Why can’t I divide by zero?


The most important thing in your MATH6040 world is to attend tutorials regularly.

So far the free choice to attend any of the following is working OK.

  • Wednesday 12 pm in B180 (the official SEE2 tutorial slot),
  • Wednesday 3 pm in B260 (the official BioEng2A slot)
  • Friday 1 pm in B260 (the official BioEng2B + “SEE2 excess” slot)

See here for more.


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.

Test 2

Test 2 is provisionally booked for the Tuesday of Week 12:

06/12/202218.00-19.00MATH6040Technological Maths 20155A – C

However, this is too late, it should be Week 11, but the Melbourn Hall is provisionally unavailable in Week 11.

When the timetable system is back up and running again I will try and book a large IT room for this test, and I will also try and wing us into the Melbourn for 29 November.

So Test 2 is 99% going to be Tuesday 29 November but just in case I have booked the Melbourn for 6 December. This will be finalised by Week 9.