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Examiner and lecturer
 Bernt Wennberg,,

Course literature

Course structure
-- The course is decribed in the course syllabus, which states the learning goals of the course. From a practical point of view, the course consists of lectures, exercise classes and a compulsory computer assignment. I do expect active participation in the exercise classes, and that many of the problems and their solutions will be presented by a student rather than by the teacher (of course the teacher will be present, to help out if it is needed).
-- The course is new, and hence there are no old exam papers to look at. However, the previous course, MMA420, which was replaced by MMA 421, overlaps with this one, and therefore exam papers from that course may give some indication of what is expected
-- I will try to keep an up to date course diary , in which the progress of the course is recorded, together with for example comments on exercises.

Preliminary plan for lectures and classes

(in the table, "T" stands for Teschl, and "AP" for Arrowsmith and Place)

Topic, chapter
Comments, recommended exercises
  19/1   i) Introduction to the course
  ii) T: ch1 and T:ch2.1
  iii) problems and examples from T:ch1
  all problems from T:ch1
 22/1   i) T:ch 2.2
  ii) presentation of some problems for next week
 26/1  i) T: ch 2.3, T: ch 2.4
 ii) student's exercises,
  student's exercises: T1.11, T1.12, T1.14ii, T1.19, T2.3, T2.5, T2.7
 29/1   i) T: ch 2.5
  ii) Introduction to the computer exercises
 2/2   T:ch 3.1   T:1.26, T:1.27, T:1.29, T:2.8, T:2.10, T:2.11, T:2.15, T:2.17, T:2.18, T:2.19
 5/2   T: ch 3.2   we will try to find a new date for this lecture
 9/2   T: ch 3.4   T: 3.1 (we already did half), 3.9, 3.11, 3.13, 3.15, 3.21, 3.23, 3.28, 3.29
 12/2   T: ch 6.2, AP: ch 1.1  
 16/2   T: ch 6.3-6.4, AP: ch 1.2-1.4  
 17/2   Replaced lecture 10-12 room MVL14  
 19/2  T: ch 7, AP: ch 2.1, 2,2, 2.4  T: 3.28, 3.32, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9
 23/2  T: ch 8.1  
 24/2   Replaced lecture 10-12 room MVL14  
 2/3  T: ch 12, AP: ch 1.2  T:7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.7, 7.9, 7.12
 9/3  Summing up the course  
 11/3   EXAM  

Computer assignment

The purpose of the computer assignments is to
1) give a deeper understanding of the theory that is presented in the lectures.
2) give a training in the use of mathematical software.
The assignments are compulsory, and the hand-ins (written reports) will be graded, and they will contribute to the final marks.
The lab instructions are written in a pdf-document . Please check that you are using an up to date version of the document.


To pass this course you should pass the written exam and complete the computer assignments.

Written examination

The written exam has two parts: one that consists of four very basic problems, and one that consists of four problems that require a deeper understanding of the course To pass the exam you must essentially complete the first part without errors, while higher grades can only be obtained by also giving correct solutions to the problems in the second part.

During the exam the following aids are permitted: only pencil and eraser, no books, notes, calculators
Bring ID and receipt for your student union fee

You will be notified the result of your exam by email from LADOK (This is done automatically as soon as the exams have been marked an the results are registered)
The exams will then be kept at the students' office in the Mathematical Sciences building.
Check that the number of points and your grade given on the exam and registered in LADOK coincide.
Complaints of the marking should be written and handed in at the ...

Computer assignment

All hand-in shall be composed individually. (However, when working with the assignments, cooperation is encouraged.) The hand-ins should be delivered in the form a pdf-file sent to the examinor no later than the date of the written exam. The reports should be sufficiently complete to be read independently.

Course evaluation
In the beginning of the course, two student representatives for the course will be will be selected, who will meet with the lecturer for a halftime evaluation of course. A final evaluation will then take place in the end of the course. Click to down-load a course evaluation form. Please print the document, fill in your assesments, and deliver the form to the students' office.