15% Assignment 1

This has a revised deadline. Please see Canvas.

Week 5

On Monday we had very poor attendance (something we are trying to do something about) so the students present were invited to start work on Assessment 1.

On Wednesday and Thursday 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.

Week 6

We will have tutorial time on Chapter 2 on Monday, and probably only one more Chapter 2 tutorial slot.

Then we will finish Chapter 2.

Things will get 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.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in time and date of 11:00 20 April. Assignment 2 is in the manual. Once we get someway into the examples on p.126 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.

Student Resources

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