Week 9

We finished talking about Laplace’s Equation and started talking about the Heat Equation.

In VBA we looked at finite difference methods for Laplace’s Equation. This completes the examinable VBA material. The Heat Equation that we cover in Week 10 will not be examinable. 

Week 10

We will look at finite differences for the Heat Equation. This completes the examinable written material.

In VBA we will implement same.

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Linear Algebra: 20% Test

Results pending: along with a copy of the marking scheme and perhaps some further comments.

 

Week 8* Snow Day Catch Up [28 March]

In this class we finished off the chapter on statistics. This can be viewed here.

We also did Maple Lab 4. A little help on setting this up can be viewed here.

Week 9

We will begin delving into the chapter on Probability.

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Assignment 1

Results have been emailed to you. I will bring them with me to class in Week 9 and you can have a look at them then.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in date of 17:00 23 April: the Monday of Week 11. Assignment 2 is in the manual, P. 149. Once we get someway into the examples on p.105, you should be able to make a start.

Week 8

In our three lectures we drove into Section 3.4 in the hope that if you so wish to do so, you can complete (or almost complete) Assignment 2 over Easter.

Week 9

I will say a few things about damped harmonic oscillators on Monday and the start of Wednesday and then give you some more time to work on exercises.

 

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VBA Assessment 1 – Results

Have been emailed.

Written Assessment 1 – Results

I would hope to have these with ye early next week.

Week 8

We continued our look at Finite Differences for differential equations, including Laplace’s Equation.

In VBA we looked at the shooting method (and Goal Seek) and finite differences for boundary value problems.

Week 9

We will continue our look at Laplace’s Equation.

In VBA we will look at Laplace’s Equation.

Assessment

The following is the proposed assessment schedule:

  1. Week 6, 20% First VBA Assessment, More Info Below
  2. Week 7, 20 % In-Class Written Test, More Info in Week 5
  3. Week 11, 20% Second VBA Assessment, More Info in Week 9
  4. Week 12, 40% Written Assessment(s), More Info in Week 10

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..

*These starred week numbers are one behind CIT’s week numbers. This is because of the snow.

Linear Algebra: 20% Test

Results should be released next week along with a copy of the marking scheme and perhaps some further comments.

Week 7* [21 March]

We had the Linear Algebra Test.

We continued working on statistics by looking at frequency distributions.

Week 8* Snow Day Catch Up [28 March]

In this class we should be able to finish off the chapter on statistics. This segment of the class will be recorded and published on YouTube.

We will also do Maple Lab 4

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Assignment 1 — Results

I will try and have these for you by tomorrow. Unfortunately if I don’t have them done by tomorrow it will be Wednesday.

Catch-up Class — Combination of St Patrick’s Day and Wednesday Morning’s Cancelled Lecture

Tuesday 20 March, 13:00 – 14:00 in B212.

Week 7

We started looking at the inverse Laplace transform after looking at partial fractions.

Week 8

In our three lectures we will drive into Section 3.4 in the hope that if you so wish to do so, you can complete (or almost complete) Assignment 2 over Easter. After Easter we should be able to return to two tutorials per week.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in date of 17:00 23 April: the Monday of Week 11. Assignment 2 is in the manual, P. 149. Once we get someway into the examples on p.105, you should be able to make a start.

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*These starred week numbers are one behind CIT’s week numbers. This is because of the snow.

Linear Algebra: 20% Test

Takes place Wednesday 21 March, in Week 7* [21 March].

The test will take place from 19:00-20:30 but most students should be able to complete the test in about an hour. It has about 35 Marks worth of questions: five in all (with one very short, and three shortened versions of longer questions).

Anything done in the first five weeks is examinable (see “Independent Learning” below) and it is recommended that you understand what is going on with the summaries of p. 57-59.

The nine questions from p. 60 on are a good revision but not every possible question is listed there.

Week 6* [14 March]

We started the class with one more example of Cramer’s Rule, and then started pushing into statistics, looking at everything up to and including standard deviation.

In Maple, we did Lab 3, which was really revision for the Linear Algebra Test.

Week 7* [21 March]

The test is going to begin at 19:00 sharp and run until 20:30. Class will resume at 20:35 sharp. This seems a very short break but the test is designed so that it shouldn’t take much longer than an hour to complete, so almost everyone should have a solid enough break.

At 20:35 we will continue working on statistics by looking at frequency distributions.

 

Week 8* Snow Day Catch Up [28 March]

This may or may not be a Maple night (it depend on how far we get in the previous week).

Any students who cannot make this class should email me and request that the class be recorded (I might not be able to record all of the class but most of it.

We will return to class after Easter 11 April.

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VBA Assessment 1 – Results

I would hope to have these with ye by the end of Week 8.

Written Assessment 1 – Results

I would hope to have these with ye by the end of Week 8

Week 7

In the first lecture you sat your first written assignment.

In the second lecture we looked more at boundary value problems (in particular the Shooting Method and Goal Seek). We started talking about Finite Differences.

In VBA we looked at Runge-Kutta methods.

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*These starred week numbers are one behind CIT’s week numbers. This is because of the snow.

Linear Algebra: 20% Test

Will now take place Wednesday 21 March, in Week 7* [21 March].

The test will take place from 19:00-20:30 but most students should be able to complete the test in about an hour. It has about 35 Marks worth of questions: five in all (with one very short, and three shortened versions of longer questions).

Anything done in the first five weeks is examinable (see “Independent Learning” below) and it is recommended that you understand what is going on with the summaries of p. 57-59.

The nine questions from p. 60 on are a good revision but not every possible question is listed there. In next week’s Maple you will get a chance to revise these questions.

Week 5* [7 March]

We saw how linear systems can be written as matrix equations, and (sometimes) solved using matrix inverses. Then we spoke about determinants, and their use in figuring out if homogeneous linear systems have non-zero solutions. Finally we looked at Cramer’s Rule.

 

Week 6* [14 March]

We will start the class with one more example of Cramer’s Rule, and then start pushing into statistics.

In Maple, we will do Lab 3, which is really revision for the Linear Algebra Test.

Week 7* [21 March]

The test is going to begin at 19:00 sharp and run until 20:30. Class will resume at 20:35 sharp. This seems a very short break but the test is designed so that it shouldn’t take much longer than an hour to complete, so almost everyone should have a solid enough break.

At 20:35 we will continue working on statistics.

Week 8* [28 March/4 April]

This may or may not be a Maple night (it depend on how far we get in the previous week).

It appears that at most one student will miss the class, which isn’t too bad. So now we now go back to the poll to pick between the two nights.

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Week 6

We started looking at “The Engineer’s Transform” — the Laplace Transform. We looked at the first shift theorem, and how the Laplace Transform interacts with differentiation. We started looking at partial fractions.

Week 7

We will continue looking at partial fractions and the inverse Laplace Transform.

Assignment 2

Assignment 2 will have a hand-in date of 17:00 23 April: the Monday of Week 11. Assignment 2 is in the manual, P. 149. Once we get someway into the examples on p.105, you should be able to make a start.

 

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