MATH36022 Online Resources (2019)

See the course syllabus and see how this course fits in the Numerical Analysis Pathway.


Feedback on the June 2019 exam is available here.

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Available Resources


You will need to use MATLAB occasionally and should know how to set up vectors, perform mathematical operations on vectors, write simple programmes and plot functions. If you are not confident with MATLAB don't panic. Examples will be given on handouts. Many useful MATLAB resources and tutorials can be found on the web, including, HERE.

Preliminary Results

Occasionally, we will need results from analysis from earlier courses. These results are summarised in the above document. Students are expected to know these results and should be prepared to use them during the course wherever necessary.

Handouts & Lecture Notes

Online materials (handouts), to read in between lectures, will be provided below. If you prefer paper copies, let me know. A full set of lecture notes will be provided on Blackboard . I recommend reading these only after we've discussed the material in class. Students are expected to take their own notes in the lectures. Anyone with special support needs or special circumstances preventing them from attending lectures should contact me to make arrangements.

Acknowledgement: The notes have been adapted from notes written by Nick Higham for an older version of this course.

Section 1: Approximation of functions
We have now finished this section. Full lecture notes for Section 1 are available on Blackboard.

Section 2: Quadrature
We have now finished this section. Full lecture notes for Section 2 are available on Blackboard.

Section 3: Numerical methods for solving ODEs
Full lecture notes for Section 3 are available on Blackboard.

Example Sheets


Of all the text books that appear on the official reading list, the one I recommend most is:


The mid-term test has now taken place. This is worth 20% of the overall mark for the course.

Exam resources and feedback

Tutorials will provide an opportunity for students' work to be discussed and provide feedback on their understanding. Coursework or in-class tests (where applicable) also provide an opportunity for students to receive feedback. Students can also get feedback on their understanding directly from the lecturer, for example during the lecturer's office hour. Recent (2018, 2017 and 2016) past exam papers are avaliable from the School of Mathematics website. Note - I did not teach the course in 2018.

Feedback report on the May 2017 exam.

Feedback report on the June 2016 exam.