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Parameter Problems

As discussed in class, please read this clarification for the case of two parameters.

Repeat Students — particularly EXAM ONLY

There have been some changes made to MATH7021

– The chapter on Curve Fitting from MATH7021 has been moved into MATH7019

– In the Linear Algebra Chapter, the Jacobi & Gauss-Siedel Methods have been thrown out. Applications of linear systems to network flows and the heating of plates have been added.

– Second Order Linear Ordinary Differential Equations have been moved from MATH7019 and are now studied as in MATH7021

– The Chapter on Laplace Methods has been unchanged

– Line Integrals have been removed from MATH7021 and instead there will be a greater emphasis on double and triple integrals.

To find out the exact syllabus please consult the module descriptor.


The manuals are  available in the Reprographic Centre and must be purchased as soon as possible.

Week 2

We had some time to do solve some Linear Systems ourselves and then we looked at some applications to network flow.

Week 3

We will look at Cramer’s Rule and Partial Pivoting.

Assessment 1

Assessment 1 will have now a hand-in date of Friday March 6 (Week 5). Expect to see the assignment this coming week (Week 3).

Week 6

I will be away in Week 6 (9 – 13 March). I am proposing that we have FIVE hours of classes in Weeks 4, 5 & 7, 8 although this is yet to be confirmed.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage. Also the Academic Learning Centre should be able to help.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..