In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7021: my recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then spend whatever other time you have for MATH7021 on exercises. It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7021 slots on your timetable that you can use if you want.

As soon as I send this I am putting the finishing touches to your first assessment — it might be here by tomorrow, Wednesday 3 February.

Week 3


You should need about two hours to watch these

Temperature of a Plate: Jacobi Method (34 minutes)

If you want a deep dive into the temperature of a plate stuff there is a post here which explains — in great detail — how the ‘iterations’ are actually physically meaningful.

Intro to Method of Undetermined Coefficients (24 minutes)

Method of Undetermined Coefficients: Theory (24 minutes)


How much time you put into homework is up to you: of course the more time you put in the better but we all have competing interests. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises: you may want to put time into the Week 1 and 2 exercises if you did not do so previously.

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Submit work for Canvas feedback by Monday 15 February for video feedback after Tuesday 16 February. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Week 4

We will go deeper into Chapter 2

35%  Assignment 1

Should be released Wednesday 3 February.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email. I answer emails every morning seven days a week.

Student Resources

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