How to write up your solutions

The sample problems provided here should be used as guidelines for writing up solutions to the course assignments. The basic point to keep in mind when writing up your own solutions is that the explanation you give should be comprehensible to someone who has almost no knowledge of Maple. In other words, do not assume that the marker knows how to solve the problem since, in fact, this will not always be the case. Here are some other points to keep in mind:

The sample problems provided cover different types of problems which might be covered in MATH2041 or MATH2042.

Notice that in some cases you may only be able to provide a partial solution or, your solution may have some defect which you do not know how to correct. It is important to behonest in such cases. See the last example to see one way of handling such situations.


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