School of Mathematics
Course 1S - Mathematics for Science students 1998-99 (JF Mathematics as a whole subject within the Natural Science Moderatorships. JF Human Genetics. JF Computational Physics and Chemistry. )
Lecturer: Dr. S. McMurry, Dr. B. Redmond, Dr. R. M. Timoney & Dr. T. G. Murphy
Requirements/prerequisites: None

Number of lectures per week: 8 lectures per week including course 061 (1 lecture per week for part of the year; separate course description)

Assessment: The three main sections of the course will count equally towards the overall result for the course. Two end-of-term assignments assignment will each count for 10% of the marks for section 2. Practical work, assignments, tutorial work and 061 assignment results will count for 1/4 of the marks for section 3, with the paper counting for the remaining 3/4.

End-of-year Examination: Three 3-hour exams on each section, papers 1, 2 and 3


Section 1 Dr. S. McMurry

There is a web page for this part of the course, which is upmydated during the year. The address is

Section 2 Dr. B. Redmond

Vectors and differential equations (in Michaelmas term), particle and rigid body mechanics.

More detailed outline:

Section 3 Dr. R. M. Timoney

There is a web page for this part of the course, which is upmydated during the year. The address is

Recommended references

  1. Howard Anton, Calculus: a new horizon (6th edition), Wiley, 1998. (volumes 1&2 separately, or combined volumes 1-3).
  2. Howard Anton, Calculus with analytic geometry (5th Edition), Wiley 1995.

  3. Erwin Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, (7th edition) Wiley, 1993.
  4. H. Mulholland & J.H.G. Phillips, Applied Mathematics for Advanced Level (2nd edition), Heinemann, 1985.
  5. O. Murphy, Fundamental Applied Mathematics, Folens, 1986.
  6. S. Wolfram, Mathematica a system for doing mathematics by computer, Addison-Wesley (3rd edition) 1996, published by Wolfram Media and Cambridge University Press.

  7. G. B. Thomas & R.L. Finney, Calculus and Analytic Geometry (9th edition), Addison Wesley, 1996.

Course 061 - Computing

Course 061 - Computing

Dr. T.G. Murphy


The course has 4 main aims:

The course is entirely practical in character. At the end of the course you should be able to use a Unix system with confidence; should be able to use the Internet for sending mail, for accessing the World-Wide-Web, and for other purposes; should be able to write simple programs in C++; and should be able to present mathematical documents in LATEX.

Dec 9, 1998