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There are a number of ways of explaining why you cannot divide by zero. Here are my two favourites.

Any Set of Numbers Collapses to a Single Number

How old are you? Zero years old.

How tall are you? Zero metres old.

How many teeth do you have? Zero.

How many Superbowls has Tom Brady won? Zero

Yep, if you allow division by zero you only end up with one number to measure everything with.

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Maple Test

The Maple Test will be open book and any resource that you can access at your workstation you are free to use.

You have a sample Maple Test with solutions. The Maple Test will not include anything from Chapter 2.

You must come in at the time given below (if the time doesn’t suit contact me ASAP):

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Student Feedback

If you would like to submit anonymous feedback on this module/lecturer, you may take the do so here. This link will be open until May 12.

Maple Catch Up

A number of students have not handed in Maple work. If you want to catch up you have two options

  • download the Maple file from your email, do the exercises in Maple (either in a new worksheet or on top of the original file with the exercises), save the worksheet and email me the worksheet you were working on.
  • come in at 18:00 on Wednesday 11 May in Week 13 for a Maple session.

Week 11 – Maple Night

We looked at the Poisson distribution and the normal distribution.

Week 12 – Maple Test

We will speak about sampling and also introduce control charts.

Week 13 – Review

We will hold a review class on Wednesday 11 May in the usual room. First off, the layout of your exam is the same as Summer 2015 (in the back of your notes): do question one worth 50/100 and two out of questions two, three, four; each worth 25/100.

I will field any questions ye might have at this time and if there are no questions we will do this exam paper. The best possible thing for your study is to do this exam paper and then on Wednesday see how you got on.

Independent Learning: Exercises

You are supposed to be working outside of class and I am supposed to help you with this. Working outside of class means doing the exercises in the notes. Any work that is handed up will be corrected by me. Also you can ask me a question here on this site and I will answer it ASAP.

  • Poisson Distribution: Q. 1-9
  • Normal Distribution: Q. 5(a)-(c), 6, 7(a), 8(a)-(c), 9, 10(a)-(b)

These are good questions to look at — I am not saying that you should do ALL of them.

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 Maple Labs — Wednesday 27 April is a ‘Maple’ Night

Due to the large number of students attending the module MATH6038 Mathematics for Science 2.2, we now have to introduce a lab split. 

If your name is listed under February 2016, 17 Wednesday, 6.00 pm here (i.e. the first column), you should come in at 18:00. Otherwise come in for a 19:15 start.

The following is the proposed schedule for Weeks 11 and 12(test)

Group 1 – Starts at 18:00 and Finishes at 20:50:

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C128

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Group 2 – Starts at 19:15 and Finishes at 22:00:

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Wednesdays 20:55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C128

Student Feedback

If you would like to submit anonymous feedback on this module/lecturer, you may take the do so here. This link will be open until May 12.

Week 10

We did a lot of work on probability — tree diagramsreliability block diagrams and the binomial distribution.

Week 11 – Maple Night

We will look at the Poisson distribution, the normal distribution and talk about sampling.

Week 12 – Maple Test

We will speak about sampling in more detail and also introduce control charts.

The Maple Test will be open book and you will have already received a sample test with solutions. You have a sample Maple Test with solutions. The Maple Test will not include anything from Chapter 2.

Week 13 – Review

We will hold a review class on Wednesday 11 May in the usual room. First off, the layout of your exam is the same as Summer 2015 (in the back of your notes): do question one worth 50/100 and two out of questions two, three, four; each worth 25/100.

I will field any questions ye might have at this time and if there are no questions we will do this exam paper. The best possible thing for your study is to do this exam paper and then on Wednesday see how you got on.

Independent Learning: Exercises

You are supposed to be working outside of class and I am supposed to help you with this. Working outside of class means doing the exercises in the notes. Any work that is handed up will be corrected by me. Also you can ask me a question here on this site and I will answer it ASAP.

  • Tree Diagrams: P.93, Q.1-4
  • Reliability Block Diagrams: P. 98, Q. 1-3, 5, 7
  • Binomial Distribution: P.102, Q. 1, 3-5, 9-11, 13-14, 16, 17

These are good questions to look at — I am not saying that you should do ALL of them.

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Week 9

We did one more exam question on statistics before moving on to Probability.

Week 10

We will have a lot of probability to do — tree diagramsreliability block diagrams, the binomial distribution, the Poisson distribution.

You have a sample Maple Test with solutions. The Maple Test will not include anything from Chapter 2.

Week 11 – Maple Night

We will look at the normal distribution and talk about sampling.

Week 12 – Maple Test

We will speak about sampling in more detail and also introduce control charts.

The Maple Test will be open book and you will have already received a sample test with solutions.

Week 13 – Review

We will hold a review class on Wednesday 11 May in the usual room. First off, the layout of your exam is the same as Summer 2015 (in the back of your notes): do question one worth 50/100 and two out of questions two, three, four; each worth 25/100.

I will field any questions ye might have at this time and if there are no questions we will do this exam paper. The best possible thing for your study is to do this exam paper and then on Wednesday see how you got on.

Independent Learning: Exercises

You are supposed to be working outside of class and I am supposed to help you with this. Working outside of class means doing the exercises in the notes. Any work that is handed up will be corrected by me. Also you can ask me a question here on this site and I will answer it ASAP.

P.80, Q.1-3, P.87, Q. 1, 2, 5, 7

Maple Catch Up

A number of students have not handed in Maple work. If you want to catch up you have two options

  • download the Maple file from your email, do the exercises in Maple (either in a new worksheet or on top of the original file with the exercises), save the worksheet and email me the worksheet you were working on.
  • come in for a double Maple session on a ‘Maple’ night.

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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

Test 1 – Results

Pending…

Maple Labs — Wednesday 13 April is a ‘Maple’ Night

Due to the large number of students attending the module MATH6038 Mathematics for Science 2.2, we now have to introduce a lab split. 

If your name is listed under February 2016, 17 Wednesday, 6.00 pm here (i.e. the first column), you should come in at 18:00. Otherwise come in for a 19:15 start.

The following is the new proposed schedule for Weeks 9, 11 and 12(test)

Group 1 – Starts at 18:00 and Finishes at 20:50:

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C128

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Group 2 – Starts at 19:15 and Finishes at 22:00:

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Wednesdays 20:55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C128

Week 8

In Week 8 we finished Chapter 2 on Statistics.

Week 9

We will do one more exam question on statistics before moving on to Probability.
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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

Week 1*: Easter Catch-Up Class

I had planned on having a ‘Maple’ night Wednesday 23 March during the Easter break but considering where we are in the notes this is not going to be possible.

Instead we will have a revision class where will work on the following questions in the lecture to help us revise for the test immediately after Easter. When I have finished working on these we will have a break and return to room B228 which has loads of room so I can go around helping people one-to-one.

Here is a summary of the Linear Algebra Methods.

Students are advised to attend because although I intend to record the examples I do, I cannot guarantee that the recording is successful.

Test 1

Test 1 will take place 6 April in Week 8 in B149. The test I gave last time I taught this module is at the end of Chapter 1. 

Maple Labs

Due to the large number of students attending the module MATH6038 Mathematics for Science 2.2, we now have to introduce a lab split. 

If your name is listed under February 2016, 17 Wednesday, 6.00 pm here (i.e. the first column), you should come in at 18:00. Otherwise come in for a 19:15 start.

The following is the new proposed schedule for Weeks 9, 11 and 12(test)

Group 1 – Starts at 18:00 and Finishes at 20:50:

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C128

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Group 2 – Starts at 19:15 and Finishes at 22:00:

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Wednesdays 20:55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C128

Week 7*

In Week 7 we started Chapter 2 on Statistics. If you missed this class you can see what we covered (on the slides only):

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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

Maple Labs

Due to the large number of students attending the module MATH6038 Mathematics for Science 2.2, we now have to introduce a lab split. 

If your name is listed under February 2016, 17 Wednesday, 6.00 pm here (i.e. the first column), you should come in at 18:00. Otherwise come in for a 19:15 start.

The following is the proposed schedule for Weeks 3, 5, 1*, 7, 9, 11:

Group 1 – Starts at 18:00 and Finishes at 20:50:

Wednesdays 18:00-19:05 – Maple Lab in room C128

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Group 2 – Starts at 19:15 and Finishes at 22:00:

Wednesdays 19:15-20.55 – Theory class in room C214

Wednesdays 20:55-22:00 – Maple Lab in room C128

Test 1

Test 1 will take place 6 April in Week 8 in B149. The test I gave last time I taught this module is at the end of Chapter 1. I will send out some advice for the test next week or the week after.

Week 6*

In Week 6 we look at Determinants and their use in Cramer’s Rule.

Week 7*

In Week 7 we will start Chapter 2 on Statistics.

Week 1*: Easter Catch-Up Class

There will be ‘Maple’ night Wednesday 23 March during the Easter break. Students are strongly advised to attend because although I intend to record the lecture, I cannot guarantee that the recording is successful. In the event of an unsuccessful recording, I will make the relevant notes available. Students who miss this night will have to undertake a Maple catch-up (see below).

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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

Week 5*

We spoke about the Gauss-Jordan Algorithm for finding matrix inverses and saw how they are useful in solving matrix equations. In particular, we saw that we can rewrite and solve a linear system as a matrix equation.

Week 6*

In Week 6 we will look at Determinants and their use in Cramer’s Rule. We might start chapter 2.

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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

 

Week 4*

We introduced matrices as linear maps and discussed some of their properties..

Week 5*

A Maple week first of all. See below for information on lab split.

We will begin talking about the Gauss-Jordan Algorithm for finding matrix inverses  and see how they are useful in solving matrix equations. In particular, we will learn that we can rewrite and solve a linear system as a matrix equation.

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I am emailing a link of this to everyone on the class list every week. If you are not receiving these emails or want to have them sent to another email address feel free to email me at jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com and I will add you to the mailing list.

I have sent an email about indicating your availability for doing Maple at 18:00 and what Wednesday during Easter doesn’t suit you. 

I also sent an email to some of ye regarding manuals.

Week 3*

After introductions, we looked at systems of linear equations and introduced the idea of writing them in augmented matrix form and simplifying using Gaussian Elimination. We will discuss how to determine if the linear system has a unique, infinite or no solution.

Week 4*

We will introduce matrices as linear maps and discuss some of their properties.

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