Written Assessment 1 – Week 7

Next week’s Zoom will be Monday 15:00 instead of Tuesday.

25% Written Assessment 1, based on Weeks 1-5, so everything up to p.73.

It will be a one hour assessment, but I am going to give ye 15 minutes grace, as well as 15 minutes to upload. The test will run therefore from 09.30 to 11.00, Tuesday 9 March. It is open book — you can use your manual, any Canvas materials, as well as Excel/VBA.

The questions mentioned below are only a guide to the content not the actual questions.

40% of the marks will be numerical methods (Euler, TTT, Heun); finding approximations like p.34, Q.1-3, p.37, Q.1-3, p.48, Q.1-4 (non-Excel parts of Q.4), p.60, Q.4-7.

30% of the marks will be numerical analysis; understanding these methods and their errors like p.34, Q. 4, p.38, Q.4-6. p.49, Q.5-8,

15% will be neither; like p.17, Q. 1-2, p.40, Q.1-3, p.60, Q.1-3

15% will be Runge-Kutta, like p.72, Q.1-2.

Academic Dishonesty will not be accepted and suspected breaches, such as communication with others during the assessment, will be pursued in line with this policy (Links to an external site.)

Week 7


Just a very short lecture (time is taken up by Written Test 1):

Goal Seek for Boundary Value Problems

Week 8

I have linked here to last year’s videos but will be recording fresh videos. How different they will be I am not too sure.

We will look at Intro to PDEs (less than 20 minutes), and then watch the Derivation of the Laplace Equation (40 minutes).


This is provisional and subject to change.

  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

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