Note that Written Assessment 1 has been pushed back one week. This is to help ye, in the sense that ye would otherwise have four assessments next week. Because the VBA Assessment is based on Heun’s Method, there is a good overlap between the material and I am happy enough this isn’t a MATH7016 overload.

20% Written Assessment 1, 8 March

Please see Canvas for more information.

20% VBA Assessment 1, 7-10 March

Please see Canvas for more information.

Week 5

We finished talking about Heun’s Method. Then we quickly spoke about the Three Term Taylor Method. Then we calculated some Maclaurin series before starting to talk about second order differential equations and how to attack them numerically.

In VBA we worked on Heun’s Method.

Week 6

We will work hard on second order differential equations. We will only briefly gloss over Runge-Kutta methods, focussing more on the case studies rather than the actual methods.

In VBA we will work on Lab 4.

Week 7

We will start looking at boundary value problems (in particular the Shooting Method and Goal Seek) on Tuesday, and have Written Assessment 1 on Wednesday.

The Lab will be given over to the VBA Assessment.

DME2C Lab 13 March, Week 8

With the bank holiday, there will be no Friday DME2C Lab in Week 8. Instead:

  • Monday 13 March, IT1.2, 09:00-11:00

This will be Lab 6. We will be skipping Lab 5. If students cannot make this important lab they can try and do the lab remotely using the Lab vidoes on Canvas.


See Canvas for the assessment schedule. There will be more information on assessments the Friday of the week two before the assessment week (i.e. info on Friday of Week 4 about the Week 6 assessment).


Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

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