MATH 2120: Ordinary differential
equations I; Fall 2016.
Theodore Kolokolnikov, Chase building 304,
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday immediately after class or email.
- HW1, Due Sep 20
- HW2, Due Sep 29 |
- HW3, Due Oct 11 |
- HW4, Due Oct 20
- Practice midterm
- Midterm, in-class, Oct 25
- Solutions to the midterm
- HW5, Due Nov 3
- HW6, Due Nov 17
- HW7, Due Nov 29
- Homework on Laplace's transform, not to be
- Table of Laplace's transforms. This is
the exact table that will be given out during the final exam.
- Additional review questions for the
- A worked-out example of solving an ODE using
Laplace's transform (q19 from review sheet).
- Final exam takes place Thursday, Dec 08 3:30PM in MCINNES (SUB)
Textbook: Notes on
Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers, by Jiri Lebl, (online
and free, there is a link to affordable paperback)
We may use these
on integrating factors.
We will cover most of chapters 1,2,3 and 8.
The evaluation will consist of homework sets (roughly 2 homeworks per
three weeks), an in-class midterm and a
final exam. The grade will be calculated based on the maximum of:
30% homework, 20% midterm, 50% final
20% homework, 10% midterm, 70% final
The worst homework grade will be dropped. There will be no makeups of
Grade conversion scale scale: [0-50) F, [50-55) D, [55-58) C-, [58-62)
C, [62-65) C+, [65,70) B-, [70-75) B, [75-80) B+, [80-85) A-, [85-92)
A, [92-100] A+.
Intellectual Honesty and Plagiarism:
If you cheat, you will get into lots of trouble; it is not worth it.
For the details, please
read the section on academic honesty in the student calendar.
- Prof. Joel
Feldman's notes on applied mathematics including a
derivation of Toricelli's law ,
other demonstration programs
- Hopf bifurcation in glucosis.