Differential Equations

Math 308-508 (MW 4:10-5:25...BLOC 128) - Spring 2011

Instructor: J. D. Ward
Office: 305 Milner Hall
E-mail: jward@math.tamu.edu
Phone: 845-1169
URL: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~joe.ward/
Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:30 or by appointment

Catalogue Description and Syllabus: MATH 308 Differential Equations

see here

Required Text: J. R. Brannan and W.E. Boyce, Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications, Wiley 2009.

Prerequisites Math 251 or equivalent; knowledge of Matlab or Maple would be helpful.

Course Objectives: to expose the students to the basics of linear ODEs and to nourish an appreciation for the potential of application of ODEs to various engineering problems.

Grading System & Tests: Your grade will be based on homework, two in-class tests which will be within one class day of (February 28 & April 13) and a final exam (Monday, May 9, 3:30-5:30). The homework will count for 25%, each in-class test for 25% and the 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.

Note: Q-drop deadline is Monday, April 4 (5 P.M.).

Make-up Policy: I will give make-ups (or satisfactory equivalents) only in cases authorized under TAMU Regulations. In borderline cases, I will decide whether or not the excuse is authorized. Also a student MUST contact me BEFORE missing an exam (only emergencies allowed if contact after the exam).

Copying Course Materials:   "All printed hand-outs and web-materials are protected by US Copyright Laws. No multiple copies can be made without written permission by the instructor."

Aggie Honor Code:   "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."

Homework: You may consult with each other on homework problem sets, BUT only submit work which is in your own words AND be sure to cite any sources of help (either texts or people). Late homework will not be accepted. The homework problems will be announced in class and can be found on my homepage http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jward

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities, in Room 126 of the Koldus Building or call 845-1637.

Academic Integrity Statement

Honor Council Rules and Procedures

MATH 308 - Approximate Weekly Schedule

MATH 308. Differential Equations.(3-0) Credit 3.0. Ordinary differential equations, solutions using Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations.

Suggested Schedule