Topics in Applied Mathematics (Special functions): Math 311
Spring 2006, MWF 1:502:40 p.m. in the CHEN 108
Announcements

The final exam has been graded. I should be in my office Thursday after 11 as well as Friday afternoon; you are welcome to come by to take a look at your exam and find out your course grade. Since I will not be in the office every minute, it is best if you let me know by email when you plan to come.

The final exam was on Tuesday, May 9, 3:305:30 p.m., in the usual classroom. It covered all sections of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 14 that appeared on the homework, but concentrated on Sections 14.614.10.

If you are interested in grading Math 311, or any other math class, next year, you can pick up an application at
http://www.math.tamu.edu/teaching/helpsession/grade_combine.pdf. Turn in the forms in Blocker 601.
Homework

Homework 13. You do not have to turn it in; if you do, it will substitute for the secondlowest homework score (remember that I am already dropping the lowest one).

Read Sections 14.914.10.

Section 14.9 (p. 720), problems 2, 5, 7, 13, 15.

Section 14.10B (p. 727), problems 3, 5, 9, 15.

Homework 12, due April 26.

Read Sections 14.814.10.

Section 14.8 (p. 712), problems 3, 5, 9, 22, 23, 31, 32.

Homework 11, due April 19.

Read Sections 14.714.8.

Section 14.7 (p. 705), problems 2, 3, 5, 7, 8.

Homework 10, due April 12.

Read Sections 14.614.7.

Section 14.5 (p. 695), problems 9, 11, 12, 15, 20.

Section 14.6 (p. 698), problems 3, 4, 7.

The second midterm exam was on Wednesday, March 29, and covered sections 3.13.7B of the textbook.

Homework 9, due April 5.

Homework 8, for practice only.

Read sections 3.63.7.

Section 3.6C (page 154), problems 2, 3, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21.

Section 3.7A (page 158), problems 25, 7, 8, 11, 13.

Section 3.7B (page 167), problems 35.

Homework 7, due March 22. Note: Section 3.6C has been removed from this assignment.

Homework 6, due March 8.

Read sections 3.43.6.

Section 3.4 (page 130), problems 5, 6, 9, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21.

Section 3.5B (page 137), problems 3, 8, 10, 13, 17, 27, 35, 40, 41.

Homework 5, due March 1.

Read sections 3.23.4.

Section 3.2 (page 118), problems 711, 13, 16, 17, 20, 26, 27.

Section 3.3 (page 125), problems 68, 11, 1517, 20, 24, 27.

The first midterm exam was on February 15, and covered all the sections of Chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook that appeared on the homework assignments.

Homework 4, for practice only.

Read sections 2.5, 3.1.

Section 2.5 (page 98), problems 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18.

Section 3.1 (page 110), problems 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10.

Homework 3, due February 8.

Read sections 2.32.5.

Section 2.2D (page 73), problems 2, 4, 10, 11. Note the errors in the formulation of problem 10 and the answer to problem 11.

Section 2.3 (page 80), problems 6, 10, 17, 33, 39.

Section 2.4 (page 86), problems 8, 9, 19, 21, 23.

Homework 2, due February 1.

Read sections 2.12.3.

Section 1.4 (page 31), problems 8, 15, 18, 21, 23.

Section 1.6 (page 42), problems 7, 9.

Section 2.1A (page 51), problems 5, 9, 12.

section 2.2C (page 69), problems 9, 13, 19, 24, 28.

Homework 1, due January 25.

Read Chapter 1.

Section 1.1, problems 9, 12, 14.

Section 1.2, problems 25, 30, 32.

Section 1.3, problems 3, 5, 13, 14.
Syllabus
Professor: Michael Anshelevich, 326 Milner.
Office hours: MTF 11:50 p.m., or by appointment.
Text: Williamson and Trotter, Multivariate Mathematics, 4th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
Prerequisites: Math 221, 251 or 253, MATH 308 or concurrent enrollment therein. In other words, vector calculus, calculus of several variables, multiple differentiation and integration. Later in the course, we will also use series and differential equations.
Course outline:

Review of vectors (Chapter 1)

Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants (Chapter 2)

Vector spaces, linear transformations and their properties (Chapter 3)

Differential equations, Fourier series methods (Chapter 14)
Exams: We will have two inclass tests on February 15 and March 29. The final exam is on Tuesday, May 9, 3:305:30 p.m. If, under completely exceptional circumstances, you need to miss one of the tests, a makeup exam will be given. Only Universityapproved excuses will be accepted, and you have to let me know preferably in advance, and no later than 2 days after the exam. The exams are closed book, closed notes, and calculators are not permitted. You should bring your ID to all tests.
Scholastic Dishonesty:
Cheating of any form is not acceptable and it will be dealt with harshly. In particular, copying work done by others, either inclass or out of class, is an act of scholastic dishonesty and it will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by university policy. Collaboration on assignments is permitted for this course, however each student must write up their own solutions. For more information on
university policies regarding scholastic dishonesty, see the University Student Rules.
Aggie Honor Code: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do."
Homework: weekly, due on Wednesdays in class. Homework problems may appear on the exams and quizzes. You are encouraged to work together, but straight copying of homework is not allowed. Late homework will not be accepted, but the lowest homework score will be dropped.
Quizzes: There will be short quizzes in class, approximately one for every two homework assignments, announced in advance. The lowest score will be dropped.
Grading: Homework and quizzes 30%, each midterm test 20%, final 30%.
Other important dates: January 23 (last day to add or drop a course), April 3 (last day for a Qdrop ).
Students with disabilities: Come talk to me no later than the first week of classes. "The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination 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 that 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 8451637."
Keys to success: Attend class (of course :) Solve all the homework problems, well before the exams. Spend more than seven hours per week working on the problems. Form study groups to discuss the course material and homework problems. Read ahead in the text.
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