# 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 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.**