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Amalie Bjørnevik Petroleumsfag
Anita Roth Utveksling
Daniel Øvstedal FakhriIndustriell Kjemi og
Mathias Gustum Materialteknologi

Meeting 1, 28.01.2015

Present: Yurii Lyubarskii, Amalie Bjørnevik, Anita Roth, Mathias Gustum
Absent: Gard Spreemann (schedule colision), Daniel Øvstedal Fakhri (sick, sent comments by e-mail)


Comments from Daniel Øvstedal Fakhri:

1) Some people feel that the recent weekly exercises have been too long. Is one neccesarily required to complete ALL the questions 100% correctly to get the weekly exercise approved, or is it enough to try ones best, even if one haven't completed all the problems in the exercise?

2) Is there going to be a MATLAB part for TMA4125 on the exam? If not, is it neccesary for the MTKJ students to do these parts of the weekly exercises?

3) A request has been made that you reference relevant chapters in the book as you go along your lecture. Personally, I understand that you might not necessarily go by the book all the time, which is fine, and for example when you discussed complex Fourier series I remember you mentioned that it was not in the book. Plus, there is a detailed lecture schedule on the TMA4125 homepage which specifies which chapter are to be lectured when. Thus, I find this point rather moot, so I think you can ignore it. =) But it could be something to keep in mind nonetheless.

Meeting 2, 20.03.2015

Present: Amalie Bjørnevik, Daniel Øvstedal Fakhri, Anita Roth, Gard Spreemann
Absent: Yurii Lyubarskii (travelling), Mathias Gustum (sick)

Only one person in the reference group attends lectures. Feedback from other students gathered by the reference group:

  • It is good that there are examples during lectures.
  • Solution sets are often late.
  • Many people stopped attending lectures early on because they found them hard to follow, and there are good video lectures available.
  • Many find Gard's English easier to understand.
  • Early lectures were hard to follow, but on point.
  • Gard's style is preferred; it seems more structured and easier to follow. Makes it clear what part of the book is being covered and when we deviate from the book.
  • The programming examples are nice illustrations of the numerical methods.
  • Programming problems on problem sets are hard to get help with or feedback on from the student assistants; hard for them to correct code. Also annoying to have to print out code for the problem sets.
  • Pointers to old exam problems is good.
  • The problem sets are no longer too long.
  • Some student assistants don't properly check the handins, and some don't even collect them for many weeks. Gard will talk to them, and also implores students to please let him know when this happens!
  • Uneven distribution of students in assistant sessions; people tend to "shop around" until they find one that is good and fits their schedule. Resources can be allocated much more efficiently.
2015-03-27, spreeman