## Academic Learning Centre

I would urge anyone having any problems with material that isn’t being addressed in the tutorials to use the Academic Learning Centre. You will get best results if you come to the helpers there with *specific *questions.

## CIT Mathematics Exam Papers

These are not always found in your programme selection — most of the time you will have to look here.

## Math.Stack Exchange

If you find yourself stuck and for some reason feel unable to ask me the question you could do worse than go to the excellent site math.stackexchange.com. If you are nice and polite, and show due deference to these principles you will find that your questions are answered promptly.

## Maths Online & Wolfram Alpha

If you are subscribed to CIT MathsOnline you will have free access to the mathematical software package *Maple:*

**Self-enrolment for Maths Online**

1. Log into Blackboard Learn

2. Click on the Courses tab button at the top of the screen. Go to Course Search and type Maths Online in the box.

3. Once you’ve found the course, click on the action link button next to the course and click on Enrol. This should take you to the Self Enrolment page.

4. Your Access Code is mathsonline (lower case, no spaces).

5. After you’ve finished click Submit. You should now see a message that says your enrolment was successful.

Once you’ve enrolled, you can download Maple by selecting the *Mathematical Software* tab in the left hand column and following the instructions under the Maple item.

I myself am not a *Maple *expert but ‘grew up’ with another mathematical software package *Mathematica*. *Mathematica *powers the “computational knowledge engine” WolframAlpha. Go on ask it a question!

## Additional Notes: E-Books

If you look in the module descriptor, you will see there is some suggested reading. Of course I think my notes are perfect but if you can look here, you will see that the library have an E-Book resource.

## Calculators

Please note the following taken from the CIT code of conduct for CIT examination candidates:

“*Where a pocket calculator is used it must be silent, self-powered and non-programmable. *

*It may not be passed from one candidate to another. Instructions for its use may not be *

*brought into the Examination Hall. *

*The term ‘programmable’ includes any calculator that is capable of storing a sequence of *

*keystrokes that can be retrieved after the calculator is turned off or powers itself off. Note that the *

*capacity to recall, edit and replay previously executed calculations does not render a calculator *

*programmable, provided that this replay memory is automatically cleared when the calculator is *

*powered off. Also, the facility to store numbers in one or more memory locations does not render *

*a calculator programmable. *

*Calculators with any of the following mathematical features are prohibited: *

*• Graph plotting *

*• Equation solving *

*• Symbolic algebraic manipulation*

**• Numerical integration***• Numerical differentiation*

*• Matrix calculations*

*Calculators with any of the following features are prohibited*

*• Data Banks*

*• Dictionaries*

*• Language translators*

*• Text retrieval*

*• Capability of remote communication*”

## CIT Department of Mathematics Reassessment Policy

Please see here. See here for Individual Extenuating Circumstances. Here is the form for students to print and fill out.

## 2 comments

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September 11, 2017 at 11:48 am

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September 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

J.P. McCarthyDear Sir/Madam,

While some of the presentation is good, I would have some issues with a number of things I see in the sample pages.

If you would like for your maths people to email me on jpmccarthymaths@gmail.com, I would be happy to express a number of my concerns.

Regards,

J.P.