# 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.

For your topic choose a theorem, conjecture or algorithm and use code to illustrate, prove or disprove it.

You are encouraged to choose your own topic, if you do so I recommend checking with me (Vince Knight) that the topic is appropriate.

## 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.

All code that you want to be considered for marks must be included in the 3 page limit.*

## Example solution

An example solution is available:

Note that this is not meant to be a perfect solution. In class we will discuss it and critique it.

## Submitting

Deadline for this work to be handed in is 1500 Friday of Week 11 (15th 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.