MAS115: Mathematical Investigation Skills, 2012-2013

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Lecturers: Dr Sam Marsh, Dr Carsten van de Bruck

Course Information

MAS115 is a 20-credit, year long module. Over the two semesters you will develop important skills needed to investigate and report on mathematical problems. These skills will be widely applicable during and beyond your degree, counting as so-called transferrable skills which are very useful in the workplace and valued by employers.

The course information handout, distributed in lectures, is below.

Dr Marsh has an office hour at 2pm on a Wednesday in G09 (no appointment necessary).

Course Materials

The course materials, separated by lecturer, are below.

Python (Dr van de Bruck)

These materials are for the Python lectures and labs which take place on Tuesdays in Semester 1.

  Lectures Computer labs
Week 1 Lecture Lab sheet
Week 2 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 3 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 4 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 5 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 6 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 7
Week 8 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions
Week 9 Lecture Lab sheet, with solutions

Presentation (Dr Marsh)

These materials are for the lectures and labs on presentation which take place on Thursdays and Fridays in Semester 1.

  Lectures Computer labs My lab attempts Model homework
Week 1 Lecture (Clarity of Writing) Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX PDF, LaTeX
Week 2 Lecture (What is LaTeX?)
Activity Doc 1 / Doc 2
Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX PDF, LaTeX
Week 3 Lecture (Packages and Environments)
Activity document: PDF / LaTeX
Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX PDF, LaTeX
Week 4 Lecture (Images and Punctuation)
Activity document: original / corrected
Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX PDF, LaTeX
Week 5 Lecture (LaTeX let-downs)
Activity document: original / corrected
Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX PDF, LaTeX
Week 6 Lecture (Beamer) Lab sheet PDF, LaTeX -
Week 7
Week 8 Lecture (HTML)
Activity document: original / annotated
Webpage: to display / as coded / with CSS
Lab sheet Webpage, CSS -
Week 9 Lecture (CSS)
Activity: document / webpage
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Projects

The project upload system can be found at the link below. You should use your standard university username, and you will have been emailed a password.

The Semester 1 mini-project was handed out in the Week 6 presentation lecture. It is available below. (You may be asked to log-in with your university unsername and password.)

Discussion Board

There is now a discussion board for MAS115. This is a forum for MAS115 students to use to ask and answer (anonmously, if preferred) questions on the material for the course. Your lecturers may look at it from time to time, but it's primarily a place for students to discuss things. The board lies in MOLE2, so log-in with your usual username and password when asked.

Extras

We will add here things related to the course that are useful or interesting.

Python

LaTeX

Contact Details

Dr Sam Marsh
Room G09, Hicks Building
Telephone: 0114 2223792 (internal extension: 23792)
email: s.j.marsh@shef.ac.uk