# Computing for Mathematics: individual coursework

## Instructions

Write a 3 page report on a mathematical topic. Consider the target audience of your report to be first year mathematics students wanting to learn about a given topic. Your report is to be written in LaTeX and must use aspects of programming (Python) to illustrate the particular topic.

You are encouraged to choose your own topic, if you do so I recommend checking with me (Vince Knight) that the topic is appropriate. If you are unable to choose a topic select one from the following:

• Convergence of sequences,
• Complex numbers,
• Solving differential equations,
• Random events in probability.

You are encouraged to include the code used as an appendix.

## Marking scheme

The following marking scheme will be applied:

• Code (50% weighting)
• 50%: Appropriate code used with concepts learnt in lab sheets.
• 70%: Code from lab sheets used to demonstrate concepts clearly.
• 90%: Code used is a combination of code learnt in class and individually researched. Used to explain concepts in a clear and original way.
• Content (30% weighting)
• 50%: The content is correct and basic aspects of the topic are explained.
• 70%: The content is correct and some research has been undertaken to show interesting aspects of the topic.
• 90%: The topic chosen is very original and a great understanding is shown.
• Presentation (20% weighting)
• 50%: The work is well written with no or little graphical content and also contains grammatical and spelling mistakes.
• 70%: The work is well written with some graphs and images and minor grammatical and spelling mistakes.
• 90%: The work is clear, well written with excellent quality graphs and images with no grammatical and spelling mistakes.

## Examples

In previous years a mathematics language called Sage (which is written in Python) was used from week 6 till 11 so the example courseworks often contain Sage. Ignore that aspect of the following examples:

A selection of past examples from previous years (often using Sage instead of Python).

## Submitting

Deadline for this work to be handed in is 1300 Thursday of Week 11 (8th of December).

To submit you will use learning central. Find the module “MA1003 Computing For Mathematics “, within there find the “Assessment” folder and then the “Computing For Mathematics: Individual Coursework” item. Then click on “View/Complete” and follow the instructions. Please see this video which shows how to submit: vimeo.com/114969438.

You are submitting work this way as “Turnitin” is a product purchased by the University which checks for plagiarism.

THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO SUBMIT: PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE SUBMISSION TO THE LAST MINUTE. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT YOU WILL GET A MARK OF 0.