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Test 2
Test 2, worth 15% of your final grade, based on Chapter 3: Algebra, will take place on Friday 30 November in the usual lecture venue of B214.
Here is a provisional sample test. If we don’t cover something by 20 November inclusive it won’t be on the test: this is so you will have two full tutorials before the test.
I will give you a copy of the sample today, Friday 9 November. The sample is to give you an idea of the length of the test. You know from Test 1 the layout (i.e. you write your answers on the paper). You will be allowed use a calculator for all questions.
I strongly advise you that, for those who might have done poorly, or not particularly well, in Test 1, 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
In Week 8 we finished talking about equations and started studying quadratics.
Week 9
In Week 9 we will finish talking about quadratics and begin studying exponents.
Week 7
In Week 7 we started delving more into algebra and started talking about equations.
Week 8
In Week 8 we will finish talking about equations and start studying quadratics.
Transposition Project
On Monday you will be sent a 20 minute quiz that you will take on a mobile internet device — such as your mobile phone — during Monday’s lecture. You will have another quiz again after we finish studying algebra.
These quizzes do not affect your MATH6055 grade but are part of a larger project the Mathematics Department is undertaking in an effort to improve our teaching.
If you do not have an internet ready device you may leave class early.
Test 1 Results
Have been emailed to you. I will have your scripts with me in tutorials and will send out the marking scheme next week.
Reading Break, etc.
Classes will be going full steam ahead on Monday and Tuesday 22/23 October as well as Wednesday and Friday 31 October and 2 November. I will call the next two weeks by Week 7.
Week 6
In Week 6 we had our first test and finished our our study of functions and their properties. We started looking at algebra by looking first at number sets. We learnt, for example, that division by zero is undefined. See here for more.
Week 7
In Week 7 we will start really getting to grips with algebra.
Test 1
Test 1, worth 15% of your final grade, will take place in the usual D160 lecture venue at 10:00 on Tuesday 16 October. You have been sent a sample paper. The names of Laws of Sets on the sample is the same as how they will be named on the test and final exam.
Test 1 will cover the contents of Chapter 1 and the sample will give an idea of the layout and length of the test. The following types of questions are examinable:
- Stuff on the sample test
- P.20, Q. 1, 3 [note is a typo: it should be ], 4, 6-7, 9, 13-14
- P.26, Q. 1-4
- P.30, Q. 2
- P. 36, Q.1-3
Questions like those exercises not listed here will not appear on your exam paper but are still useful to help your learning and understanding. For example, working with truth tables should help your understanding of the Laws of Sets.
I have also sent on some additional exercises on equivalence relations via email.
The Lee Fields Medal — CIT Maths Challenge
Maths Competition on next Wednesday with cash prizes. Poster below.
Week 5
In Week 5 we continued our study of functions and their properties. We considered the composition of functions — and inverse functions. We started looking at examples of functions.
Week 6
In Week 6 we will complete our study of functions.
Week 4
In Week 4 we finished Chapter 1 by looking more at relations and their properties. We started our study of Chapter 2: Functions. A function is a special type of relation.
Week 5
In Week 5 we will continue our study of functions and their properties.
Test 1
Test 1, worth 15% of your final grade, will take place in the usual D160 lecture venue at 10:00 on Tuesday 16 October. I will email a sample paper in the next week. The names of Laws of Sets on the sample is the same as how they will be named on the final exam.
Test 1 will cover the contents of Chapter 1 and the sample will give an idea of the layout and length of the test. The following types of questions are examinable:
- P.20, Q. 1, 3 [note is a typo: it should be ], 4, 6-7, 9, 13-14
- P.26, Q. 1-4
- P.30, Q. 2
- P. 36, Q.1-3
Questions like those exercises not listed here will not appear on your exam paper but are still useful to help your learning and understanding. For example, working with truth tables should help your understanding of the Laws of Sets.
I have also sent on some additional exercises on equivalence relations via email.
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 3
We looked at the Laws of Sets and moved onto Cartesian Products and Relations.
Week 4
In Week 4 we will finish Chapter 1 by looking more at relations and their properties. We will start our study of Chapter 2: Functions. A function is a special type of relation.
Test 1
Test 1, worth 15% of your final grade, will take place in the usual D160 lecture venue at 10:00 on Tuesday 16 October. I will email a sample paper in the next week.
Test 1 will cover the contents of Chapter 1 and the sample will give an idea of the layout and length of the test. The following types of questions are examinable:
- P.20, Q. 1, 3 [note is a typo: it should be ], 4, 6-7, 9, 13-14
- P.26, Q. 1-4
- P.30, Q. 2
- P. 36, Q.1-3
Questions like those exercises not listed here will not appear on your exam paper but are still useful to help your learning and understanding. For example, working with truth tables should help your understanding of the Laws of Sets.
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 2
We looked more at sets and set identities and looked at truth tables.
Week 3
In Week 3 we will look at the Laws of Sets and move onto Cartesian Products and Relations.
Tutorials
Are now running as per your timetable. COMP1C-Y’s tutorial is now on in B143 rather than B225.
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
We had one lecture and after listening to me go on about the importance of mathematics to your programme we started the first chapter on Sets and Relations. We saw something new with the concept of the power set of a set.
Week 2
In Week 2 we will look more at sets and set identities, and explore Cartesian Products and perhaps introduce relations.
Tutorials
Tutorials start properly in Week 2.
- COMP1C-X: Tuesday at 15:00 in B241L
- COMP1C-Y: Wednesday at 12:00 in B225
Student Feedback
You are invited to give your feedback on this module here.
Test 2
Final CA results below. Unless you excelled, you are identified by the last five digits of your student number.
CA is your total continuous assessment marks out of 30.
PP is your passing percentage: what you need on the final paper to pass.
70P is the percentage you need on the final paper for a first (70%).
AW is the number of attendance warnings: for future reference you can see the fairly strong relationship between attendance and assessment performance.
I will have the assessments with me in today and tomorrow’s tutorials and will send on the marking scheme in a few minutes.
S/N |
Test 1 |
Test 2 |
CA |
PP |
70P |
AW |
O Leary Garvey |
96.2 |
100 |
29.4 |
15.1 |
58.0 |
0 |
McGrath |
91 |
98.1 |
28.4 |
16.6 |
59.5 |
0 |
Xie |
94.9 |
86.5 |
27.2 |
18.3 |
61.1 |
0 |
Cashman |
87.2 |
88.5 |
26.4 |
19.5 |
62.4 |
1 |
62916 |
94.9 |
78.8 |
26.1 |
19.9 |
62.8 |
0 |
63379 |
82.1 |
90.4 |
25.9 |
20.2 |
63.0 |
0 |
64423 |
82.1 |
88.5 |
25.6 |
20.6 |
63.4 |
0 |
62647 |
73.7 |
96.2 |
25.5 |
20.7 |
63.6 |
0 |
62469 |
79.4 |
89.4 |
25.3 |
21.0 |
63.8 |
1 |
62740 |
91.7 |
73.1 |
24.7 |
21.8 |
64.7 |
0 |
64717 |
82.1 |
82.7 |
24.7 |
21.8 |
64.7 |
0 |
63549 |
70.5 |
86.5 |
23.6 |
23.5 |
66.4 |
0 |
64314 |
83.3 |
73.1 |
23.5 |
23.6 |
66.5 |
3 |
64860 |
76.9 |
78.8 |
23.4 |
23.8 |
66.6 |
0 |
63657 |
70.5 |
78.8 |
22.4 |
25.2 |
68.0 |
1 |
64078 |
72.4 |
76 |
22.3 |
25.3 |
68.2 |
0 |
61981 |
81.4 |
65.4 |
22.0 |
25.7 |
68.5 |
2 |
64100 |
65.4 |
78.8 |
21.6 |
26.2 |
69.1 |
0 |
62970 |
66.7 |
76.9 |
21.5 |
26.4 |
69.2 |
0 |
69532 |
67.3 |
71.2 |
20.8 |
27.5 |
70.3 |
0 |
64370 |
66.7 |
69.2 |
20.4 |
28.0 |
70.9 |
3 |
63904 |
65.4 |
67.3 |
19.9 |
28.7 |
71.6 |
2 |
62523 |
60.3 |
71.2 |
19.7 |
29.0 |
71.8 |
2 |
63815 |
50 |
80.8 |
19.6 |
29.1 |
72.0 |
3 |
63193 |
78.2 |
51.9 |
19.5 |
29.3 |
72.1 |
2 |
63651 |
73.7 |
53.8 |
19.1 |
29.8 |
72.7 |
1 |
62360 |
55.1 |
70.2 |
18.8 |
30.3 |
73.2 |
0 |
63606 |
61.5 |
57.7 |
17.9 |
31.6 |
74.5 |
0 |
64052 |
46.2 |
72.1 |
17.7 |
31.8 |
74.7 |
0 |
62502 |
36.5 |
52.9 |
13.4 |
38.0 |
80.8 |
1 |
64320 |
17.9 |
69.2 |
13.1 |
38.5 |
81.3 |
0 |
64259 |
77 |
0 |
11.6 |
40.6 |
83.5 |
3 |
64281 |
20.5 |
55.8 |
11.4 |
40.8 |
83.7 |
2 |
64273 |
30.1 |
44.2 |
11.1 |
41.2 |
84.1 |
0 |
61818 |
55.8 |
0 |
8.4 |
45.2 |
88.0 |
3 |
63677 |
48.1 |
0 |
7.2 |
46.8 |
89.7 |
3 |
64956 |
26.3 |
0 |
3.9 |
51.5 |
94.4 |
3 |
62151 |
23.7 |
0 |
3.6 |
52.1 |
94.9 |
0 |
63740 |
74.4 |
I |
I |
I |
I |
I |
62812 |
64.1 |
WD |
WD |
WD |
WD |
WD |
Week 12
In Week 12 we finished Recursion between Monday and Tuesday. Friday was an extra tutorial.
Week 13
In Week 13, we will have five tutorials (normal rooms and times) of which you are invited to up to four (your own tutorial slot plus the up to three of the lecture slots).
Study
Some students need to do extra work outside tutorials. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.
Student Resources
Anyone who is missing notes is to email me.
Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc. There are some excellent notes on Blackboard for MATH6055.
Student Feedback
You are invited to give your feedback on this module here.
Test 2
I hope to have these corrected at some stage next week. I will also send out the solutions at some point.
Week 11
We finished our study of Graph Theory by looking at Eulerian graphs, Fleury’s Algorithm, Hamiltonian graphs, and Dirac’s Theorem. We then began the last chapter on recursion. We had our test on Friday
Week 12
In Week 12 we will finish our study of recursion and perhaps do a little revision.
Week 13
In Week 13, perhaps we will have five tutorials (normal rooms and times) of which you are invited to up to four (your own tutorial slot plus the up to three of the lecture slots).
Study
Some students need to do extra work outside tutorials. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.
Student Resources
Anyone who is missing notes is to email me.
Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc. There are some excellent notes on Blackboard for MATH6055.
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