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Week 3

We finished our work on Taylor Series and used it to analyse the Euler Method, and improve the Euler Method to a Three Term Method.

We explained the problem with the Three Term Taylor Method and changed tack to look at Huen’s Method.

In VBA we finished off our Euler Method problem and some of us wrote a Newton Cooling programme.

Week 4

We will talk some more about Huen’s Method. We will also see how to handle second order differential equations.

In VBA we might implement Huen’s Method and/or look at a second order system.


The following is a proposed assessment schedule:

  1. Week 6, 20 % In-Class Written Test, Sample in Week 4
  2. Week 7, 20% First VBA Assessment, Sample in Week 5
  3. Week 11, 20% Second VBA Assessment, Sample in Week 9
  4. Week 12, 40% Written Assessment(s), Sample in Week 10


Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

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