MATH36022 Online Resources (2014)

See how this course fits into the Numerical Analysis Undergraduate Study Pathway.

Available Resources

Lecturer: Dr. Catherine Powell
Email: c_dot_powell_at_manchester_dot_ac_dot_uk
Office: 1.124, Alan Turing Building.
Office Hours: Tuesdays 14:00-16:00.
Lectures: Tuesday 1pm, Alan Turing G.207. Thursday 3pm-5pm, Schuster Building, Bragg Lecture Theatre.
Example Classes: One of the above lecture slots will be used as an Examples Class - TBA.


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. 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.

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 wherever necessary.

Lecture Notes

Students are required to take lecture notes in class. Partial lecture notes and supplementary printed materials will be given prior to or during most lectures. If you miss lectures, please print the materials yourself from the following links.

Approximation of functions


Numerical methods for solving ODEs

Example Sheets

I will usually post one set of solutions per week (after the examples class).


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


Exam resources

Past papers are avaliable from main School of Mathematics website.

Feedback report on the June 2014 exam.

Feedback report on the June 2013 exam.