MATH10222, applications of calculus
Revision before you begin
This course makes heavy use of vectors, solution of ordinary differential equations
and complex numbers. You will struggle to pass this course
if you are not entirely comfortable with A-level (or equivalent)
material, all of the content of MATH10121 (Calculus and Vectors), and the first half
Some very basic things that should be entirely trivial for you.
You do not need to have done any `mechanics' courses before taking this part of MATH10222, this course is quite different from the usual A-level mechanics material. You do not need to buy a text book for this course.
This course amounts to one-third of your credit load for the semester. As such, you should be spending a total of about 10 to 12 hours (typically) on this material each week, only 5 of these hours are lectures/supervisions. The additional time is to be spent reviewing the lecture notes and working through the problem sheets.
Material will be posted here as the course progresses. You are expected to attempt ALL questions, not just the starred ones. The star is to indicate which questions you should hand in for discussion in the one-hour small-group supervision class.
|Example sheet 1 for week 8|
|Example sheet 2 for week 9|
|Example sheet 3 for week 10|
|Example sheet 4 for week 11|
|Example sheet 5 for week 12|
This piece of coursework will contribute five percent of your total mark for the course. These questions are mostly basic definitions and methods that you should find very easy.
Results of the coursework test are available as a text file above. The marks are out of 10, and ordered by student ID number. This coursework component contributes 5% of your final mark.
Material will be posted here as the course progresses.
|Solutions to sheet 1|
|Solutions to sheet 2|
|Solutions to sheet 3|
|Solutions to sheet 4|
|Solutions to sheet 5|
Material will be posted here as the course progresses. If you have any questions regarding the online notes please contact me.
|Chapter 1, Introduction|
|Chapter 2, Newtonian dynamics|
|Chapter 3, Planetary motion|
|Chapter 4, Frames of reference|
|A few key formulae to know.|
Getting help with this course
All students have small-group feedback classes for this class. As a first point of contact, ask your supervisor for help with any problem sheets or concepts. If you cannot resolve your problem in this way, feel free to discuss it with me at the end of a lecture, email me for an appointment, or come along to my office hour during the semester.
Sample examination paper
A sample examination paper is available.
More past papers are available (University log-in needed).
Sample examination paper solutions
Solutions to my part (section B) of the sample paper are now available here .
Feedback on the most recent exam paper (academic year 2011/12) is available.
Student feedback from last year
Comment forms from academic year (2011-2012).
Using this material
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