MATH36022 Online Resources (2015)

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


The final exam has now taken place. See Feedback on the May 2015 exam .

Since the academic year is over, online materials have been removed.

Available Resources

Lecturer: Dr. Catherine Powell
Email: c_dot_powell_at_manchester_dot_ac_dot_uk
Office: 1.124, Alan Turing Building.
Office Hours: TBA.

Lectures: Tuesday 1pm and Thursday 3pm-5pm, Alan Turing G.207.
Example Classes: One of the Thursday 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 during the course wherever necessary.

Lecture Notes

Some online lecture notes and supplementary materials, to be read in between lectures, will be provided. These can be accessed from the links below. I will usually also give out paper copies. However, students are also expected to take their own notes in the lectures. Anyone with special support needs should contact me to make arrangements.

A summary of the notes for each section (without all the details of the proofs) will be available when each section is complete.

Approximation of functions
Summary of approximation theory notes . (University log in required).

Summary of quadrature notes . (University log in required).

Numerical methods for solving ODEs
Summary of numerical methods for ODEs notes . (University log in required).

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:


The coursework test has now taken place and scripts were returned in the examples classes. In general, the marks were good (the average was 13.5/20). Solutions are available here .

Exam resources

Past papers are avaliable from main School of Mathematics website.

Feedback report on the May 2015 exam.

Feedback report on the June 2014 exam.

Feedback report on the June 2013 exam.