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, then complete the lab, and if there is any time left over do the suggested theory exercises.

It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7016 slots on your timetable but remember that half an hour is taken up with the weekly Q&A. Learners should decide for themselves whether the weekly Q&A is helping their learning.

Week 3


There are 79 minutes of lectures. You could schedule about 2 hoursto watch them and take the notes in your manual. You might need this extra time above 79 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A.

The Q&A is dedicated to answering questions but do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer emails every morning.


Once you have watched the lectures you should attempt VBA Lab 3.

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.37, Q.1-4

p.40, Q.1-3

Additional Exercises:

p. 38, Q.5-6

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Week 4

We can avoid implicit differentiation by looking at Huen’s Method, which is an adjustment of Euler’s Method in that it uses lines.

We will also introduce second order differential equations and how to attack them numerically.

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


This is provisional and subject to change. Notice for the first assessment will be in Week 4

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


Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

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