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## DME2C MCQ V

With the bank holiday, there will be no Friday DME2C Lab in Week 8. If any DME2C student wants to keep up with the MCQ league they can submit their answers to MCQ V (below) here:

## Week 8

We will finish looking at boundary value problems (in particular Goal Seek) and maybe look at partial differential equations by looking at Laplace’s Equation.

In VBA we will have Lab 6. We will skip Lab 5.

## Week 9

Section 2.1

Lab 7. DME2B’s lab is going to be in F2.11 for the rest of the semester. This is to facilitate another class whose software is in A285 but not F2.11.

## Week 10

Section 2.2

Lab 8 (material examinable in final assessment)

## Week 11

Finish Section 2.2 and then tutorial time

VBA Assessment 2 in the lab slots

## Week 12

Tutorial-like class in the Tuesday lecture. If DME2C are not able to attend any of the Tuesday labs, there will be no labs.

## Assessment

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).

## MCQ League

No change with the VBA Assessment,

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

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

## DME2B Lab venue change and DME2C Lab Week 8

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

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

This will be Lab 6. We will be skipping Lab 5. It might be a little tricky in that we might not have loads of the theory done. This cannot be helped.

In any case, if students cannot make this important lab they can try and do the lab remotely using the Lab vidoes on Canvas.

DME2B’s lab is going to be in F2.11 for the rest of the semester. This is to facilitate another class whose software is in A285 but not F2.11.

## Week 7

We (started) looking at boundary value problems (in particular the Shooting Method).

On Wednesday we had our first written assessment.

In VBA we had our first VBA Assessment

## Week 8

We will finish looking at boundary value problems (in particular Goal Seek) and maybe look at partial differential equations by looking at Laplace’s Equation.

In VBA we will have Lab 6. We will skip Lab 5.

## Week 8

Finish Section 1.10

Lab 6 (we will skip Lab 5)

## Week 9

Section 2.1

Lab 7

## Week 10

Section 2.2

Lab 8 (material examinable in final assessment)

## Week 11

Finish Section 2.2 and then tutorial time

VBA Assessment 2 in the lab slots

## Week 12

Tutorial-like class in the Tuesday lecture. If DME2C are not able to attend any of the Tuesday labs, there will be no labs.

## Assessment

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).

## MCQ League

No change with the VBA Assessment,

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

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

## 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 6

We worked hard on second order differential equations. We did some small revision for Written Assessment 1. We only briefly glossed over Runge-Kutta methods, focusing more on the case studies rather than the actual methods.

In VBA we worked 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. It might be a little tricky in that we might not have loads of the theory done. This cannot be helped.

## Week 8

Finish Section 1.10

Lab 6 (we will skip Lab 5)

## Week 9

Section 2.1

Lab 7

## Week 10

Section 2.2

Lab 8 (material examinable in final assessment)

## Week 11

Finish Section 2.2 and then tutorial time

VBA Assessment 2 in the lab slots

## Week 12

Tutorial-like class in the Tuesday lecture. If DME2C are not able to attend any of the Tuesday labs, there will be no labs.

## Assessment

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).

## MCQ League

Is updated.

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

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

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.

## Assessment

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

## Wednesday 22 February

A one-day only change to the timetable. Ye will have Brendan Walsh at 10:00 and 15:00 and I will take ye at 09:00.

## 20% Written Assessment 1, 8 March

Please see Canvas for more information.

## Week 3

Unfortunately the cyber attack put a spoke in our plans. My plan is to keep the same assessment dates, but skip Section 1.9. When we get to that time, I will share the lecture in video format for very motivated students, but otherwise we are just going to skip this section.

## Week 4

We did some further study on the Euler Method. The global error with the Euler Method is and we need to reduce this by coming up with a better method or adjusting the Euler Method.

We started this by looking at Huen’s Method,.

In VBA we finished off the Euler Method Lab 2. People who have not complete this lab in the two labs of Weeks 2 and 4 should really complete this in their own time. Help here.

Read the rest of this entry »## Week 2

We looked at the Euler Method, and then started looking at big notation, and Taylor Series. We started doing error analysis for Euler’s Method.

In VBA we started programming the Euler Method.

Read the rest of this entry »## Week 1

In Week 1, by briefly looking at a number of examples (many of which we have seen before), we had a review of some central ideas from approximation theory such as approximation, measurement error, accuracy & precision, iteration, convergence, meshing, error, etc.

We started looking at where ordinary differential equations come into Engineering.

In VBA we had a quick review lab, focussing on plotting data, command buttons, message boxes, input boxes, If-statements and do-loops.

If you have not completed Lab 1 (p.120), I recommend that you do at least up to the first Do-Loop exercise to get you back in the VBA groove.

The first MCQ results are on Canvas. Only two students top-scored.

Read the rest of this entry »## Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

## Written Assessment 1 Worked Solutions

## 40% Written Assessment 2

See Canvas -> Assignments for time and venue.

The Written Assessment will be a mix of theory and calculation questions from throughout the whole module. The best preparation for this assessment will be doing exercises, as the questions on the paper will be a similar style to those in the exercises.

## MCQ League – Final Standings

See Canvas.

## VBA Test 2 Results

I hope to release these at some stage over the weekend.

## Week 12

In the lecture slots, we continued theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we had the final MCQ. Students looked at Lab 8.

## Week 13

In the 10:00 Tuesday class I will do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The final 40% written assessment is on Tuesday. More information will appear on Canvas next week.

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

## Student Feedback

If you would like to give fully anonymous feedback on this module and my teaching please go here.

## Written Assessment 1 Worked Solutions

## 40% Written Assessment 2

See Canvas -> Assignments for time and venue.

The Written Assessment will be a mix of theory and calculation questions from throughout the whole module. The best preparation for this assessment will be doing exercises, as the questions on the paper will be a similar style to those in the exercises.

## MCQ League

There is one more round left in the MCQ League and we will have this in the lab slots in Week 12 (see below). See Canvas for the current standings. I will have the cash prizes with me the day of Written Assessment 2.

## Week 11

In the lecture slots, I continued to do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The slides from Wednesday are on Canvas (Remote Exercise Lecture Slides).

In the VBA lab, we had our second assessment.

## Week 12

In the lecture slots, I will continue theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we will have the final MCQ. Students will have the option of having tutorial time on the exercises or looking at Lab 8. I will recommend students look at Lab 8.

## Week 13

In the 10:00 Tuesday class I will do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The final 40% written assessment is on Tuesday. More information will appear on Canvas next week.

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

## Student Resources

## VBA Assessment 2

See Canvas for the assessment information.

## MCQ League

By Easter I will get the backlog of corrections done and then there will be one more MCQ to decide the winners of the €20, €10, and €5.

## Week 10

In lectures we covered the final section, on the Heat Equation.

Then we did some exercises:

- p.115, Q. 1
- p.109, Q
- p.108, Q.1

In the VBA Lab we had a revision class.

## Week 11

In the lecture slots, I will continue to do theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we will have our second assessment.

## Week 12

In the lecture slots, I will continue theory/calculation exercises from the notes.

In the VBA lab, we will do Lab 8.

## Week 13

In the 10:00 Tuesday class I will do theory/calculation exercises from the notes. The final 40% written assessment is on Tuesday. More information will appear on Canvas next week.

## Study

Study should consist of

- doing exercises from the notes
- completing VBA exercises

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