*In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7016. My recommendation is that you watch the lecture material (n/a in Week 1 if you attended the live lectures), then complete the lab, and if there is any time left over do the suggested theory exercises.*

## Week 1

### Lectures

We had two hours of Live Zoom. These should be recorded in “Zoom” on the left there.

By briefly looking at a number of examples (many of which we have seen before), we had a review of some central ideas from approximation theory such as approximation, measurement error, accuracy & precision, iteration, convergence, meshing, error, etc.

We looked at where ordinary differential equations come into Engineering, and we started talking about Euler’s Method.

### Lab

Where you find the time to do your VBA Lab 1 is up to you but I recommend using the two hours on your timetable. If you are serious about MATH7016 you might need to spend more than two hours.

### Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.17, Q.1-2

Q & A on these and any other MATH7016 topic next Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

## Week 2

We will look at the Euler Method, and then start looking at big notation, and Taylor Series.

Once I record the lectures I will put together a Week 2 announcement like this one.

## Assessment

I really have not yet thought about assessment but this is what I am thinking at the moment. This is provisional and subject to change.

**Week 6**, 25% First VBA Assessment, Based (roughly) on Weeks 1-4**Week 7,**25 % In-Class Written Test, Based (roughly) on Weeks 1-5**Week 11**, 25% Second VBA Assessment, Based (roughly) on Weeks 6-9**Week 12,**25% Written Assessment(s), Based on Weeks 6-11

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

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