15% Assignment 1

This should be started ASAP. This has a provisional hand in time and date of 10:45 Thursday 2 March. Please see Canvas.

Week 3

Well the cyber attack messed us up:

  • Assignment 1 is pushed back one week.
  • We will skip Section 3.6. Section 3.6 is possibly of use for those going into Structural Engineering, and so video lectures will be made available for those who are interested… but the material will not be examined.

Week 4

We finished Chapter 1 on by looking at applications to temperature distribution, where the Jacobi Method is used to find approximate solutions to a diagonally dominant linear system.

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.

We had some tutorial time on Monday and again on Thursday, but as ye were doing so well we actually started Chapter 2.

Gaussian Elimination Tutor

If you download Maple (see Student Resources), there is a Maple Tutor that is easy to use and will help you with Gaussian Elimination. Open up Maple and go to Tools -> Tutors -> Linear Algebra -> Gaussian Elimination.

Week 5

Bar tutorials on Mondays, we are now going to push to complete Chapter 2 as soon as reasonable.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..