Differential Equations

Math 308-302 — Summer 2015

Instructor (1st half): Dr. Francis J. Narcowich
Office: 611D Blocker
E-mail: fnarc@math.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 845-7554 (Messages only.)
URL: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~francis.narcowich/
Office Hours: TR 11:30-1:00, W 3:45-4:30, and by appointment.
Instructor (2nd half): Dr. Guy Battle
Office: 218A Blocker
E-mail: battle@math.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 845-7554 (Messages only.)
URL: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~battle/
Office Hours: TBA.

Catalogue Description: MATH 308. Differential Equations. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II S. Ordinary differential equations, solutions in series, solutions using Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations. Prerequisites: MATH 251 or equivalent; knowledge of computer algebra system.

Time & Place: MWF 12-1:25, BLOC 128

Required Text: W.E. Boyce and R. C. DiPrima Elementary Differential Equations (Ninth Edition) Wiley 2009.

  • Test 1: Friday, July 3.
  • Test 2: Monday, July 27.
  • Final Examination: Tuesday, August 11, 1-3 pm.
  • Syllabus: The course covers all or part of Chapters 1-7 of the text. A schedule is given below. For the computer component of the course, we will learn and use Matlab.

    Grading System: Your grade will be based on homework/quizzes, two in-class tests, and a final examination. The homework/quizzes will count for 25% of your grade, each in-class test for 25%, and final for 25%. Your letter grade will be assigned this way: 90-100%, A; 80-89%, B; 70-79%, C; 60-69%, D; 59% or less, F.

    Homework and Quizzes: Homework will be collected once or twice a week. Occasionally, quizzes may be given. You may discuss homework problems with each other. However, all submitted work must be your own. Submitting the work of others is cheating. Late homework will not be accepted.

    Make-up Policy: The instructor will give make-ups (or satisfactory equivalents) only in cases authorized under TAMU Regulations. In borderline cases, the instructor will decide whether or not the excuse is authorized. Also, if you miss a test, quiz, or cannot turn in a homework, contact your instructor as soon as possible. Normally, this is the next business day, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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    Approximate Schedule