Today has been spent doing most of the extra exercises for units 2 and 3 of M347 before moving on to unit 4 next week.
Calculus feels fully up to pace, algebraic manipulation has improved by a factor of e^e, and the table is strewn with beer cans.
This course is a right techniques festival, so time spent working with tricky integrals, etc is essential if you’re not confident with them.
For some reason, I spent ages trying to integrate a horrible function by parts and numerous substitutions to obtain the MGF of a nasty distribution. Even Wiki basically said: “good luck”.
In the end, I reverted to the Gamma function, (scroll down to “integration problems”) – a useful little beast.