VBA Assessment 1 – Due 7 March

Hopefully I have designed something in which you can take your time, get things right, get some good marks, and show off what you can do. You are advised to complete VBA Lab 3 first. 

I recommend watching the Week 6 lectures, but perhaps it might suit students to complete VBA Assessment 1 before looking at Week 6 Exercises. Do not let VBA Assessment slide very late as you will need time to prepare for Written Assessment 1. Really you should be looking to complete VBA Assessment 1 a few days before the due date. There is no lab in Week 6 in order to give you more time.

Written Assessment 1 – Week 7

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.

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.

MORE INFO: Added 25 February

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 6

Lectures

There are 61 minutes of lectures. You should schedule about an hour and a half to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You might need this extra time above 61 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A.

Lab 4

If you have not yet had a chance to look at Lab 4, but have questions, you can submit to Lab 4 Second Chance.

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.82, Q. 1-3

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Week 7

There will not be much in Week 7, just a short lecture on Goal Seek for boundary value problems.

Assessment

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

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources  for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

VBA Assessment 1 – Due Week 6 (7 March)

Hopefully I have designed something in which you can take your time, get things right, get some good marks, and show off what you can do. You are advised to complete VBA Lab 3 first. 

I recommend watching the Week 5 lectures, but perhaps it might suit students to complete VBA Assessment 1 before looking at Lab 4 and Week 5 Exercises. Do not let VBA Assessment slide very late as you will need time to prepare for Written Assessment 1. Really you should be looking to complete VBA Assessment 1 a few days before the due date. There will be no lab in Week 6 in order to give you more time.

Written Assessment 1 – Week 7

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.

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.

More information about practicalities in Week 6.

Week 5

Lectures

There are 82 minutes of lectures. You could schedule about 2 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You might need this extra time above 82 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A.

Lab 4

Lab 4 may not be up until 18 February, and can be attempted after watching the lectures above (submission not live until 20 February).

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.60, Q.1-7

p.72, Q.1-3

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Week 6

We will look at boundary value problems (in particular the Shooting Method and Goal Seek).

There will be no lab in order to give you time to complete VBA Assessment 1.

Assessment

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

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources  for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

VBA Assessment 1 – Week 6

Hopefully I have designed something in which you can take your time, get things right, get some good marks, and show off what you can do.  Information on Written Assessment next week.

Week 4

Lectures

There are 84 minutes of lectures. You could schedule about 2 hours to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You might need this extra time above 84 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A.

The Q&A is dedicated to answering questions but do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer emails every morning.

Lab

Once you have watched the lectures you should attempt VBA Lab 3.

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.48, Q. 1-5

Additional Exercises:

p. 48, Q.5-8

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Q&A II Slides  

Week 5

We will continue looking at second order differential equations and how to attack them numerically.

We will begin a quick study of Runge-Kutta Methods.

In VBA we will look at Lab 4, on Second Order Initial Value Problems.

Assessment

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 (notice in Week 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

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources  for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7016. My recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then complete the lab, and if there is any time left over do the suggested theory exercises.

It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7016 slots on your timetable but remember that half an hour is taken up with the weekly Q&A. Learners should decide for themselves whether the weekly Q&A is helping their learning.

Week 3

Lectures

There are 79 minutes of lectures. You could schedule about 2 hoursto watch them and take the notes in your manual. You might need this extra time above 79 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A.

The Q&A is dedicated to answering questions but do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer emails every morning.

Lab

Once you have watched the lectures you should attempt VBA Lab 3.

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.37, Q.1-4

p.40, Q.1-3

Additional Exercises:

p. 38, Q.5-6

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Week 4

We can avoid implicit differentiation by looking at Huen’s Method, which is an adjustment of Euler’s Method in that it uses lines.

We will also introduce second order differential equations and how to attack them numerically.

In VBA we will look at Lab 3, on Heun’s Method.

Assessment

This is provisional and subject to change. Notice for the first assessment will be in Week 4

  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

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources  for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

Things are getting very serious now as we start Chapter 3. If you are not putting the time into MATH7021 on Chapter 3 you are going to find yourself way behind and digging yourself into a hole. You have to find regular time to work on Chapter 3. It is my intention to have two hours of Chapter 3 every week until we finish it, and then there are going to be some time where you will be doing Chapter 3 exercises. It is absolutely vital that you put this time into Chapter 3:

  1. because without doing so you could be very, very lost on 35% Assignment 3, and
  2. because if you are going into Level 8 Structural Engineering it will be assumed that you are competent with the Chapter 3 material

Week 6

Lectures

You could need three hours to watch these two hours of lectures:

Exercises

You should work on Chapter 4. Make sure to properly (page and question) label any submitted work.

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Monday 8 March for video feedback after Tuesday 9 March. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Week 7

We will crack further into Chapter 3.

Assignments

35% Assignment 1 on Chapter 1 — due end of Week 5, 28 February.

15% Assignment 2 on Chapter 2 — due end of Week 7, will be released Sunday 28 February

35% Assignment 3 on Chapter 3 — due end of Week 11, will be released when ye have enough material to complete

15% Assignment 4 on Chapter 4 — due end of Week 13/14/15, tbd

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

Students… I am an idiot… it appears I accidentally overwrote the Week 5 announcement. 

The lectures for Week 5 are here, here, and here.

In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7021: my recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then spend whatever other time you have for MATH7021 on exercises, and assignments if you are ready for them. It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7021 slots on your timetable that you can use if you want.

Week 4

Lectures

You should need about two hours to watch these

Exercises

How much time you put into homework is up to you: of course the more time you put in the better but we all have competing interests. You might want to complete Assignment 1, or submit more Chapter 1 exercises for feedback, before doing Chapter 2 exercises.

  • p.62, Q. 1-2
  • p.70, Q. 1-7

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Monday 22 February for video feedback after Tuesday 23 February. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Week 5

We will finish Chapter 2.

15% Assignment 2

Based on Chapter 2, should be available some time in Week 4, for submission in Week 7.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email. I answer emails every morning seven days a week.

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7021: my recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then spend whatever other time you have for MATH7021 on exercises. It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7021 slots on your timetable that you can use if you want.

As soon as I send this I am putting the finishing touches to your first assessment — it might be here by tomorrow, Wednesday 3 February.

Week 3

Lectures

You should need about two hours to watch these

Temperature of a Plate: Jacobi Method (34 minutes)

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.

Intro to Method of Undetermined Coefficients (24 minutes)

Method of Undetermined Coefficients: Theory (24 minutes)

Exercises

How much time you put into homework is up to you: of course the more time you put in the better but we all have competing interests. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises: you may want to put time into the Week 1 and 2 exercises if you did not do so previously.

  • p.55, Q. 1-4

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Monday 15 February for video feedback after Tuesday 16 February. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Week 4

We will go deeper into Chapter 2

35%  Assignment 1

Should be released Wednesday 3 February.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email. I answer emails every morning seven days a week.

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

In theory you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH6040: my recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then spend whatever other time you have for MATH6040 on exercises. It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are three hours of MATH7021 slots on your timetable that you can use if you want. Even with just three hours you should have at least one hour to try and submit exercises for video feedback.

Week 2

Lectures

You should need about two hours to watch these (I recommend 50% extra time for pausing/rewinding)

Vectors Example (20 minutes)

Vector/Cross Product I (36 minutes)

Vector/Cross Product II (29 minutes)

Latest annotated notes here.

Exercises

How much time you put into homework is up to you: of course the more time you put in the better but we all have competing interests. Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises. 

  • p.27, Q. 1-13 (you might have some of these done in Week 1)
  • p.38, Q.1-5
  • Additional Exercises, p.38, Q. 6-1

You may need the formula that the area of a triangle is equal to \displaystyle \frac12 ab\sin C.

Submit work for Canvas feedback by Sunday 7 February for video feedback after Monday 8 February. Ideally you don’t submit work that you are certain is correct, but instead submit work you need help and feedback with. Submit the images as a single pdf file. To do this, select all the images in a folder, right-click and press print. It will say something like How do you want to print your pictures? Press (Microsoft?) Print to PDF. If possible choose an orientation that has all the images in portrait.

Week 3

We will look at the applications of vectors to work and moments

25% Test 1 in Week 5

I will probably design student-number-personalised assessments. Watch this space: official notice in Week 3.

Study

Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email. I answer emails every morning seven days a week.

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc.

In theory (see Learner Workload) you are supposed to spend seven hours per week on MATH7016. My recommendation is that you watch the lecture material, then complete the lab, and if there is any time left over do the suggested theory exercises.

It is up to you to decide when you complete learning tasks and timetable yourself. There are four hours of MATH7016 slots on your timetable but remember that half an hour is taken up with the weekly Q&A. Learners should decide for themselves whether the weekly Q&A is helping their learning.

Week 2

Lectures

There are about 82 minutes of lectures. You could schedule about 2 hours and 10 minutes to watch them and take the notes in your manual. You need this extra time above 82 minutes because you will want to pause me. You should also take note of any confusions you have to ask about in the regular Q & A (starting Tuesday 2 February)

(Last year with the strike I recorded the same stuff in a classroom)

The Q&A is dedicated to answering questions but do not hesitate to contact me with questions at any time. My usual modus operandi is to answer emails every morning.

Lab

Once you have watched the lectures you should attempt VBA Lab 2.

Theory Exercises and Q & A

p.34, Q.1-4

Q & A to ask about Theory Exercises or anything else every Tuesday 12.30 (waiting room open 12.25).

Week 3

We will do more on Taylor Series and the Euler Method. When we have that done we will look at Huen’s Method.

In VBA we will finish off our Euler Method Lab.

Assessment

I really have not yet thought about assessment but this is what I am thinking at the moment. 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

Study should consist of

  • doing exercises from the notes
  • completing VBA exercises

Student Resources

Please see Student Resources  for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..

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