Course description: Ordinary differential equations, solutions in series, solutions using Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations. Prerequisites: MATH 251 or equivalent.

Textbooks:
  • Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, by Nagle, Saff, and Snider, Texas A&M Edition, published by Addison Wesley
  • Solving Differential Equations with Maple V, by Barrow et al, published by Brooks/Cole, 1998

Maple help: Sunday 4-10 p.m. and Monday 7-10 p.m. in Blocker 131
Instructor: David Kerr
Office: Milner 121
Email: kerr math tamu edu
Office hours: M 1:00-2:30, T 10:30-12:00
Lectures: MWF 9:10-10:00, Blocker 131
Exams
Exam 1: in class Oct. 1, covers 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3, 4.2-4.8
Exam 2: in class Nov. 5, covers 4.9, 7.2-7.7
Final exam: in class, date and time here, covers 9.1-9.8
  • Review problems (pp. 588-589): 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 16
    [Solutions]
Assignments
Assignment #1 (due September 3) [solutions]
  • 1.1:  2, 4, 8
  • 1.2:  4, 6, 10, 18, 20, 24, 28
  • 1.3:  4, 6
Assignment #2 (due September 10)
  • from Maple textbook: 1.4:  3, 19
  • 1.4:  4
  • 2.2:  2, 4, 10, 20, 24, 34
  • 2.3:  2, 6
Assignment #3 (due September 17)
  • 2.3:  10, 12, 18, 20, 25(a), 30
  • 4.2:  4, 6, 10, 14, 20
  • 4.3:  8
Assignment #4 (due September 24)
  • 4.3:  2, 6, 10, 14, 18
  • 4.4:  4, 6, 8
  • 4.5:  4, 16, 36
Assignment #5 (due October 8)
  • 4.6:  10, 26
  • 4.7:  6
  • 4.8:  4, 8, 22
  • 4.9:  2, 10, 16, 26
Assignment #6 (due October 15)
  • 7.2:  2, 4, 10, 14, 22
  • 7.3:  4, 10, 12, 16
Assignment #7 (due October 22)
  • 7.4:  4, 6, 10, 16, 22, 26
  • 7.5:  4, 8, 12, 22
Assignment #8 (due October 29)
  • 7.5:  26, 36
  • 7.6:  2, 10, 14, 22, 38, 62
  • 7.7:  2
Assignment #9 (due November 12)
  • 7.7:  26
  • 9.1:  4, 8, 12
  • 9.2:  2, 8, 14
  • 9.3:  6, 12, 20, 28, 34
Assignment #10 (due November 19)
  • 9.4:  2, 4, 6, 12, 14, 22
  • 9.5:  8, 14, 18, 22
  • 9.6:  4, 6
Assignment #11 (due December 2)
  • Read Section 7.1 in the Maple textbook
  • Plot the direction field and four trajectories for each of the systems x'=Ax where the matrix A is as in 9.5  #3,4, 9.6  #2, and 9.8  #1
Assignment #12 (not to be handed in)
  • 9.6:  5, 13
  • 9.7:  1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
  • 9.8:  1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 21
MATH 308 Differential Equations (Section 502)
Fall 2008