Math 316, Differential EquationsWinter 2000Peter Selinger

Course Information

 See the Course Information Sheet.

Announcements

 Grades. See here for an explanation of how your grade was calculated. Lagrange Applet. The Lagrange Applet that I showed you in class can be found here. Useful Web Page. Check out the following web page, which contains lots of useful information on differential equations (found by Greg Giunto): S.O.S. Math - Differential Equations.

• Read by January 12: Chapters 1.1-2 and 2.1-2.
• Read by January 19: Chapters 2.3-4 and 2.8-9.
• Read by January 24: Chapters 2.5-7.
• Read by February 4: Read about the method of successive approximations in Chapter 2.11 (up to and including Example 1).
• Read by February 9: Chapters 3.1-2.
• Read by February 16: Chapters 7.2-3.
• Read by February 18: Chapters 7.5.
• Read by March 6: Chapters 7.6-7.
• Read by March 27: Chapter 7.8.
• Read by March 31: Chapter 7.9.

Homework Assignments

• Problem Set 1, due Wednesday, January 19: DVI, PostScript, PDF, GIF.
• Problem Set 2, due Wednesday, January 26: 2.2 #17, 25, 26; 2.3 #4, 10, 17; 2.4 #5, 6, 8, 14; 2.8 #15, 20;
• Problem Set 3, due Wednesday, February 2: 2.8 #25; 2.9 #9, 15; 2.5 #9, 20, 17, 23; 2.6 #23;
• Practice for First Midterm (not due to hand in): Practice the sample midterm exam, and the following problems: 2.7 #7, 13, 17; 2.10 #20, 21, 35; 2.11 #1, 5;
• Problem Set 4, due Friday, February 18: 3.1 #4, 11, 17, 28, 34; 3.2 #2, 14, 16;
• Problem Set 5, due Wednesday, February 23: 7.2 #13, 18, 27; 7.3 #7, 12, 14, 25; 7.5 #11;
• Problem Set 6, due Wednesday, March 15: 7.5 #17, 19, 20, 29; 7.6 #5, 7, 10; 7.7 #6, 11, 13;
• Problem Set 7, due Wednesday, March 22: DVI, PostScript, PDF, GIF.
• Problem Set 8, due Wednesday, March 29: 7.8 #1, 13, 14;
• Problem Set 9, due Friday, April 7: 7.9 #1, 2, 14; 7.9 #3 for extra credit;
• Problem Set 10, due Friday, April 14: DVI, PostScript, PDF, GIF.

Handouts

 Answers to the First Exam. (Feb 11). DVI, PostScript, PDF. Possible cases for phase plane in 2 dimensions. (Mar 13). HTML. Answers to the Second Exam (corrected). (Mar 22). DVI, PostScript, PDF. Answers to the Final Exam (corrected). (Apr 18). DVI, PostScript, PDF.

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