Challenge Exam

There have been two written requests for a challenge opportunity for the finals of this week. I am willing to oblige on some conditions:

  1. Recognize that whatever grades are scored in the last attempt override the previous grades no matter what. The reason you are being given another opportunity is to help you see that you can do better if you make the effort. The material here is within the ability of the average student. Efforts were made to ensure students with poor university education and weak backgrounds were carried along provided they were ready to work hard; It is impossible for lazy students to pass this exam. Depending on luck is NOT an option. An average, hard-working student can get a B grade. Students scoring single digit marks here know that they have been lazy and disobedient to instructions.
  2. The  exam will be administered again only after at least 20 written individual requests have been received by comments on this website. Students who missed the previous opportunity should ensure they have settled the registration issue with Emmanuel before Friday this week. No unregistered students in the exam venue!
  3. That the students concerned confirm that they have prepared afresh for the test. This must be explicit in the request. It appears that, despite my warnings, several students still hold to the hopeless belief that they will have a free lunch. I am trying to inculcate in you the simple fact that grades are to be earned. If you learn nothing else from my course, let that be the one lesson. Preparation involves going through the materials and working through examples that were worked out for you. You also need to gain the skills required by actually working these things out on your own. There are no shortcuts!
  4. That they know this opportunity will be the last for anyone who scores lower than 10/30.

OA Fakinlede

Reply to Kayode Idris

Hello Kayode,

I finally got your full question as you posted it to my email address. I am happy that you worked the example through. The note on that page was truncated at a point because the equation was too long. I have included the full equation in my reply as you can read below.

The error in your effort is at term 4 as I have changed its colour to red for emphasis. In my reply, I have also painted the result that leads to that value red for you to look again and compare. It is likely that by so doing, you will be able to see your mistake. Here is the full text of your question with my response.

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I sure hope this helps.

SSG 805 Examination Note from Emmanuel

Note from Emmanuel Olowosulu

I have created a form for the students to register so I can harvest their data.

I’ve invited you to fill out the form SSG805 Registration. To fill it out, visit:

It is absolutely important for EVERY student to register online for their examination in this course. If you don’t register this week, it may not be possible for you to take the examination. It is mandatory for everone taking the course for a credit to register.

OA Fakinlede

Osezua Again

Here is a question from Osezua Ibhadode. Obviously Osezua has not yet read my response to Taiwo Atinsola. Despite that, I have given a full response which, if added to what I already posted in my response to Taiwo, ought to clear his issues. I want to encourage you to learn to type your questions properly. The equations editor in MS Word is what I use to set all my responses to the class. I also use it in preparing my notes. It is a good practice to start learning . . .

Here is the detail of the Q&A with Osezua

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Olugbenga’s Question

The question asked by Olugbenga here is quite elementary. I am answering it in full because he may not be the only one struggling with this concept even though I have explained it on several occasions in class and in my notes. It is about the fundamental issue of a product of a symmetric quantity and an anti-symmetric one. If you don’t fully grasp this, you may get some assistance from the explanation provided here:

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Please follow Taiwo Atinsola’s example

See the way a student posed his question to me. The answer will improve my notes and help other students:

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I want to encourage other students to ask your questions in this way. We can learn even much more outside the classroom than inside it. The internet facilities at our disposal make knowledge transmission easy! More comments please!

50 Solutions in Tensor Calculus

I am posting below, 50 solutions in Tensor Calculus for you top prepare for your test. Tests and exams will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). They will fully test your knowledge. If you go through the worked examples I have been supplying you within the slides and on this blog, you shall be adequately prepared. If you want to try me, wait until I administer the tests. There will usually be opportunities for repeating a test – either because you missed a previous test or because you want a better grade. I will most usually oblige you. If you want my advice, This is it: Prepare by working through the examples I have supplied. Meanwhile, here are 50 examples – Enjoy!

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