MA1S11 Discrete Mathematics for Scientists (first semester) 201011
Lecturer: Derek Kitson
Course outline:
 Solving systems of linear equations (including Gaussian and Gauss Jordan elimination)
 Euclidean vector spaces (including norm, orthogonality, distance)
 Matrices (algebraic properties, finding inverses, special matrices)
 Using computers to do mathematics (Mathematica, spreadsheets, computer arithmetic)
There are two parts to MA1S11, the other part is Calculus with Dr. Stefan Sint.
The complete syllabus and assessment information are here.
Past exam papers can be found here.
Here are exam solutions for last year. exam2010.pdf
Here is the May exam from this year. exam2011.pdf
Notice: If you are taking the supplemental exam and would like help preparing then drop in to the Mathematics Help Room between 13pm MondayFriday in the Seminar Room (2.6), School of Mathematics. The service is running from 8th August until the end of the exams.
For additional reading material here are notes compiled by Prof Richard Timoney.
 ch0.pdf What is linear algebra?
 ch1.pdf Linear equations.
 ch2.pdf Vectors.
 ch3.pdf Unix commands and spreadsheets.
 ch4.pdf Mathematica.
 ch5.pdf Matrices.
 ch6.pdf Binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers.
Lecture times:
 Monday 12pm  MacNeill Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building
 Monday 4pm  Goldsmith Hall Lecture Theatre
 Thursday 9am  Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building
Computer labs: Starting 1st November. The timetable is listed on the noticeboard outside the computer labs.
 Lab assignment 0 lab0.pdf
 Lab assignment 1 lab1.pdf
 Lab assignment 2 lab2.pdf
 Lab assignment 3 lab3.pdf
 Lab assignment 4 lab4.pdf (Final lab assignment)
Tutorials:
Tuesday  9:00  Hamilton Building  Salmon Lecture Theatre  Group AA8 
Wednesday  13:00  Fitzgerald Building (Physics)  PHYLLT  Group AA5 
Thursday  12:00  Museum Building  M21  Group AA1 
Thursday  12:00  East End 4/5  LTEE2  Group AA3 
Thursday  16:00  SNIAM  SNIAM LT  Group AA2 
Thursday  16:00  Museum Building  M20  Group AA4 
Friday  12:00  Hamilton Building  Salmon Lecture Theatre  Group AA7 
Friday  14:00  Hamilton Building  Synge Lecture Theatre  Group AA6 
 Tutorial 1 tut1.pdf soln1.pdf
 Tutorial 2 tut2.pdf soln2.pdf
 Tutorial 3 tut3.pdf soln3.pdf
 Tutorial 4 tut4.pdf soln4.pdf
 Tutorial 5 tut5.pdf soln5.pdf
 Tutorial 6 tut6.pdf soln6.pdf
 Tutorial 7 tut7.pdf soln7.pdf
 Tutorial 8 tut8.pdf soln8.pdf
 Tutorial 9 tut9.pdf soln9.pdf
Maths help rooms:
If you would like help with your maths courses the School of
Mathematics is running a free dropin service.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday  12pm  Seminar Room (2.6)  School of Mathematics 
Tuesday  121pm  Chemistry Lecture Theatre  Chemistry Building 
Thursday  121pm  Seminar Room (2.6)  School of Mathematics 
Recommended reading:

Elementary Linear Algebra with supplemental applications (10th edition), H. Anton, C. Rorres.
We will cover most of Chapters 1 and 3 and parts of Chapter 10.
Hamilton, Lending SLEN 512.5 L32*9;615
Hamilton, Counter Reserve 512.5 L32*9 and L32*9;14
Hamilton, Open Access 512.5 L32*9;5
Links to WileyPlus Student Resources: Linear Algebra and Calculus.
Questions and comments to dk@maths.tcd.ie
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