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Test 2

The 15% Test 2 will take place at 16:00 on Monday 26 October, Week 11, in B263. There is a sample test in the notes, p.146. Chapter 3: Differentiation is going to be examined. A Summary of Vectors (p.144): you will want to know this stuff very well. You will be given a copy of these tables

I strongly advise you that attending tutorials alone will not be sufficient preparation for this test and you will have to devote extra time outside classes to study aka do exercises.

Week 8

We looked at Implicit Differentiation and Partial Differentiation. If you are interested in a very “mathsy” approach to curves you can look at this.

Week 9

We will look at applications of partial differentiation to differentials and error analysis. We might start Chapter 4 on (Further) Integration. A good revision of integration/antidifferentiation may be found here.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

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This strategy is by no means optimal nor exhaustive. It is for students who are struggling with basic integration and anti-differentiation and need something to help them start calculating straightforward integrals and finding anti-derivatives. 

TL;DR: The strategy to antidifferentiate a function f that I present is as follows:

  1. Direct
  2. Manipulation
  3. u-Substitution
  4. Parts

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Week 7

We looked at Parametric Differentiation and Related Rates

Week 8

We will look at Implicit Differentiation and Partial Differentiation. If you are interested in a very “mathsy” approach to curves you can look at this.

Test 2

On Chapter 3, not until Week 11: perhaps Monday 26 November.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Test 1 Results

Have been emailed to you. I will have your scripts with me in tutorials.

Room Change

BioEng2A’s tutorial on Thursdays has been moved to E4.

Reading Break, etc.

Classes will be going full steam ahead on Monday and Tuesday 22/23 October as well as Thursday 1 November. I will class the next two weeks by Week 7.

Week 6

We finished Chapter 2 by looking at Cramer’s Rule and then we started Chapter 3 with a quick review of differentiation and linear operators.

I actually have videos from last year if you missed some classes from Week 6:

Week 7

Over 22 October – 2 November we have three lectures and one tutorial each, as normal.

We will start looking at Parametric Differentiation and then look at related rates.

Test 2

On Chapter 3, not until Week 11 or early Week 12.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

The Lee Fields Medal — CIT Maths Challenge

Maths Competition on next Wednesday with cash prizes. Poster below.

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Week 5

We looked at linear systemsdeterminants, and Cramer’s Rule.

Week 6

We will finish looking at Cramer’s Rule and then we will start Chapter 3 with a quick review of differentiation followed by looking at Parametric Differentiation.

Test 1

The 15% Test 1 will take place at 16:00 on Monday 15 October, Week 6, in B263. There is a sample test in the notes, p.44. Chapter 1: Vectors is going to be examined. A Summary of Vectors (p.40): you will want to know this stuff very well.

Test 2

On Chapter 3, not until Week 11 or early Week 12.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Your timetable is wrong in the naming of this module. MATH6040 is Technological Maths 201 and not Technological Maths 2. You did Technological Maths 2: MATH6015, last year.

Week 4

We finished looking at the applications of vectors to work and moments and began Chapter 2: Matrices. We did some examples of matrix arithmetic and looked at Matrix Inverses — “dividing” for Matrices. This will allow us to solve matrix equations. Here find a note that answers the question: why do we multiply matrices like we do?

Week 5

We will look at linear systems, and determinants.

Test 1

The 15% Test 1 will take place at 16:00 on 15 October, Week 6, in B263. There is a sample test in the notes. Chapter 1: Vectors is going to be examined.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

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.

Manuals

If you haven’t got your manual yet please get it ASAP.

Week 3

We started working with the cross product and began to look at the applications of vectors to work. and moments.

Week 4

We will finish looking at the applications of vectors to work and moments and perhaps begin Chapter 2: Matrices.

Test 1

The 15% Test 1 will take place at 16:00 on 15 October, Week 6, in B263. There is a sample test in the notes. Chapter 1: Vectors is going to be examined.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

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.

Manuals

If you haven’t got your manual yet please get it ASAP.

Tutorials

Are now running as per your timetable.

Week 2

We looked at how to both visualise vectors and describe them algebraically. We learned how to find the magnitude  and direction of a vector, and add them and scalar multiply them. We spoke about displacement vectors and introduced the vector product known as the dot product.

Week 3

We will start working with the vector product and begin to look at the applications of vectors to work and moments.

Test 1

The test will probably be the Monday of Week 5: if progress with the vectors material is slow, we may push this out to Week 6. Official notice will be given in Week 3 (or Week 4 if necessary). There is a sample test in the notes.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

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.

Manuals

The manuals are available in the Copy Centre and must be purchased as soon as possible. More information has been sent out via email.

Tutorials

Tutorial for BioEng2A: Thursdays at 12:00 in B180 A272 STARTS THURSDAY 20/09

Tutorial for BioEng2B: Mondays at 17:00 in B189 STARTS MONDAY 24/09

Tutorial for SET2: Mondays at 9:00 in E15 STARTS MONDAY 24/09

Academic Learning Centre

If you are a little worried about your maths this semester, perhaps after the Quick Test or in general, I would just like to remind you about the Academic Learning Centre. Next week, some students will receive slips detailing areas of maths that they should brush up on. The timetable is as below:

Maths/Statistics Support in the ALC (Academic Learning Centre)

Monday

1.00pm-2.00pm

D259

4.00pm-5.00pm

D259

Tuesday

1.00pm-2.00pm

D259

4.00pm-6.00pm

D259

Thursday

10.00am-12.00pm

D259

Friday

11.00am- 1.00pm

D259

Week 1

We only had one lecture but began our study of Chapter 2, Vector Algebra by studying the difference between a scalar (single number) and a vector (list of numbers).

Week 2

We will look at how to both visualise vectors and describe them algebraically. We will learn how to find the magnitude  and direction of a vector, add them and scalar multiply them. We will speak about displacement vectors and introduce the vector product known as the dot product.

Test 1

The test will probably be the Monday of Week 5: if progress with the vectors material is slow, we may push this out to Week 6. Official notice will be given in Week 3 (or Week 4 if necessary). There is a sample test in the notes.

Study

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

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Student Feedback

You are invited to give your feedback on this module here.

Test 2

Results not too far away… watch this space.

 

Week 12

We looked at centroids and centres of gravity.

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