MATH64082 Online Resources (2019)

Lecturer: Dr. Catherine Powell. Email: c_dot_powell_at_manchester_dot_ac_dot_uk.
Office: 1.124, Alan Turing Building. Office Hour: Monday 3-4pm.

Lectures: Monday 2pm (Samuel Alexander A114), Tuesday 11am (Zochonis, Theatre D), Wednesday 12pm (Alan Turing G.109). Examples Class One every two weeks (Weds, 12pm slot).

See the School of Mathematics web page for the course syllabus, overview and suggested reading list.


This is a new 15 credit course, starting in January 2019 for students on the MSc in Applied Mathematics (any pathway) and PhD students in the School of Mathematics.


Students will be required 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. Demos will be given in examples classes throughout the term and examples given on handouts. Useful MATLAB resources and tutorials can be found on the web, including, HERE. An extensive range of MATLAB manuals are also available at the library.

Lecture Notes

Students should take their own notes in class. Pdf copies of my notes will be provided on Blackboard.

Example Sheets

There will be one examples class every TWO weeks. I will indicate below which questions you should attempt in which weeks. Solutions will be posted after the questions have been attempted.


There will be a take home assignment (due at the end of Week 7) and an in-class test (in Week 7). Each is worth 10% of the total marks for this course. For the take home assignment, I will ask you to hand in your answers to a small number of questions from Sheets 1-3.

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.