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:

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

Marking scheme

The following marking scheme will be applied:

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 model solution is available.

How the model solution would have been marked is.

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.