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Week 3

We finished our work on Taylor Series, and used it to analyse the errors when using the Euler Method.

In VBA we should all have been able to finish Lab 2 (certainly up to automatic selection, p.108). Those who did so started on a Newton Cooling program. Students who have not completed these two programs (damper and Newton Cooling), are advised to work on them outside class.

Week 4

We will have to jump forward and start working on Huen’s Method.

In VBA we will look at Lab 3, on Heun’s Method


The following is a proposed assessment schedule:

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


Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

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