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Written Assessment 1

The first test takes place Tuesday 7 March at 09:00 in B242.
Here you can see type of questions which you will have to be able to answer in the first test.
The questions are divided into P, M and D:
  • P are pass questions and test your ability to implement methods and show basic understanding.
  • M are merit questions and test your ability to solve slightly harder problems as well as understand error.
  • D are distinction questions and test your ability on solve hard problems, generalised problems as well show a deeper understanding.
Your Test will have, roughly,
  • 30 Marks of P questions
  • 40 Marks of M questions
  • 10 Marks of D questions
See here for some worked examples.

Week 4

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

In VBA we implemented Huen’s Method.

Week 5

We will introduce the full Runge-Kutta Theory.

In VBA we look at a second order system. We will use Euler’s Method and/or Huen’s Method.


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

Student Resources

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