COURSE PAGE FOR MATH 3400
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Professor Robert Carlson
Office: EAS 272
Class meets Tues-Thurs 9:25-10:40 in Osborne (SENG) B213
Office hours: Normal office hours for this class are Tues-Thurs 10:50-11:50.
You are also WELCOME TO DROP IN or make an appointment to see me at another time.
I am normally in my office 9:30 - 4:30, except for lunch 12-1,
and when I'm teaching TTh 9:50-10:40, TTh 1:40-2:55.
Final exam schedule:
Section 1 Thursday 5/12 8:00 - 10:00
Section 4 Tuesday 5/10 12:40 - 2:40
Homework 10, due Tuesday 5/3
Section 8.1 # 1,2 parts a,b
Section 8.2 # 1,2 parts a,b
Section 8.3 # 1,2
Section 1: Test 2 solutions
Section 4: Test 2 solutions
Practice test 2
Homework 9, due Tuesday 4/26
Section 5.3 # 17, 18, 11, 12, 22, 23
Homework 8, due Tuesday 4/12
Section 5.1 # 1-4, 9-12, 21-23
Section 5.2 # 2, 5-8
Homework 7, due Tuesday 4/5
Section 3.5 # 1,2,15,19,31
Section 3.6 # 2-5, 14, 15
NOTES for nonhomogeneous equations
Homework solutions appear at the bottom of the page.
Extra help (PASS) sessions are available for this course:
(there have been changes)
Mon 11:00-12:00 Osborne A327
Wed 1:30-2:30 Engr 239
Fri 10:00-11:00 Engr 187
Here is a short list, with biographical links, of modern mathematicians who are
well known for their work in differential equations.
Modern researchers in differential equations
Legal fine print:
The administration of the course described below is subject to change
as deemed necessary by the instructor.
W. Boyce and R. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations (10-th edition)
Calculus III (Math 235)
In this course I expect 2 midterm examinations and a comprehensive final.
In addition there will be graded homework, assigned more or less weekly.
LATE HOMEWORK IS ONLY ACCEPTED FOR 1 WEEK AFTER THE DUE DATE AND RECEIVES A GRADE PENALTY.
To deal with occasional illness, brain malfunctions, important but
disruptive social events, or outbursts of bizarre canine eating disorders,
I will discard the lowest 2 homework scores.
Homework and test solutions will be available on this web page.
Relative weights for grading purposes:
Homework 10 %
Each midterm 25 %
Final 40 %
Here is a tentative list of topics and approximate test dates
Please review the Campus Calendar in the university's schedule of courses.
Students who drop a course may be eligible for partial refunds if the drop is
completed before a certain date. Except for really exceptional circumstances,
THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW IS APRIL 1, 2016.
Students with disabilities may be entitled to
support from Disability Services, including extra time for examinations,
in Main Hall 104, phone 255-3354.
Students who may fall into this
group should talk to Disability Services as soon as possible.
The Disability Certification Letter to the professor
is to be submitted within the first two weeks of classes.
COMMENTS ON COLLABORATION: Students are encouraged to discuss homework
problems with their classmates or
with the professor to share ideas, or detect and correct errors.
However, the written material handed in by the student
is expected to be the work of that student.
Copying homework solutions, or partial solutions,
from another student or source
is a serious violation of the university's cheating policy.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND SOLUTIONS will be available here
Homework 7 - section 3.5
Homework 7 - section 3.6 partial solutions
Homework 6 - section 3.2
Homework 6 - section 3.4
Homework 4, due Tuesday 3/1
Section 2.7 (Use a calculator or computer)
# 1-3, 12 a,b, 14 a,b
Section 2.8 # 3-6
Homework 4 - some partial solutions
Homework 3 solutions
Homework 2 solutions
Homework 1 solutions
TEST SOLUTIONS will be available here
Section 1 solutions for test 1
Section 4 solutions for test 1
Practice test 1