Monthly Archives: December 2011

Like doing embroidery wearing boxing gloves

Giving students feedback on their work is a Good Thing. Students certainly think so: lack of feedback is the commonest complaint we receive about our courses (frequently from students who have never supplied us with anything to provide feedback on). … Continue reading

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Indeterminate determinants

I was marking the work of an otherwise quite able student today, and came across an offering that can be summarised thus: We need to calculate . Therefore we need to find the eigenvalues of Therefore we need to solve … Continue reading

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