# Differential Equations

## Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30-12:20BLOC 131

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/308-fa07/

### Information about the Final Exam:

• Wed., Dec. 12, 10:30-12:30, BLOC 131
• Covering sections from the text:
• 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.4, 4.1-4.9, 5.1-5.2, 5.4-5.5, 7.1-7.6, 7.9
• Formula Sheet: You can bring a formula sheet with you to the exam, subject to the following specifications.
• 8.5" x 11" standard sheet of paper; one side only.
• Can contain any information you care to put on it.
• Must be handwritten in your own handwriting.
• Office Hours: Th (12/6) 12-2; Mon (12/10) 1-3; Tues (12/11) 12-2
• Review Problems: (Note that this is not an exhaustive list of the types of problems that can be on the exam. You should definitely study other types of problems!)
• 1.1: 15; 1.2: 11, 23; 1.3: 5
• Ch. 2 Review (p. 81): 5, 17, 27, 39
• 3.2: 7; 3.3: 3; 3.4: 7
• Ch. 4 Review (p. 248): 5, 11, 13, 29, 31, 37
• Ch. 5 Review (p. 322): 1, 3, 5, 7, 13
• Ch. 7 Rreview (p. 436): 1, 5, 13, 17, 21, 23, 31

### Course Description:

 This is a course in differential equations. Topics include linear ordinary differential equations, solutions in series, solutions using Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations.

### Course Information:

 Instructor: Dr. Matthew Papanikolas Office Hours: Mon., Wed. 10-11; Fri. 12:30-1:30; also by appointment. Office: 321 Milner Office Phone: 845-1615 E-mail: map@math.tamu.edu Textbooks: The required textbooks are Differential Equations & Boundary Value Problems, by Nagle, Saff, and Snider, 4th ed., 2004, custom edition for Texas A&M. Solving Differential Equations with Maple V, Barrow, Belmonte, et al., Release 4, 1998, ISBN 0-534-34555-7. Course Syllabus: The course covers most of chapters 1-5, 7, 9, and additional topics will be covered as time permits. Exams: There will be 2 in-class Exams and a Final Exam. See schedule below. Homework: Written and computer based homework will be due on a weekly basis. Calculators: Use of calculators on homework is perfectly acceptable. However, calculators will not be permitted on quizzes and exams. Prerequisite: Math 251 (third semester calculus) or equivalent. Course Webpage: http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/308-sp07/ Department Webpage: The department's page on Math 308 is available here.

### Exam Schedule:

 There will be 2 in-class exams during the semester, as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below.

Exam 1

Exam 2

Final Exam

Date/Time

Sept. 26 (Wed)
11:30-12:20

Nov. 7 (Wed)
11:30-12:20

Dec. 12 (Wed)
10:30-12:30

Location

BLOC 131

BLOC 131

BLOC 131

 Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams, homework, and quizzes. Out of 400 total points, each component contributes to your grade as follows:

Component

Points

Homework/Maple

50

Exam 1

100

Exam 2

100

Final Exam

150

 The following grade distribution will be used in determining final course grades:

Percentage of Total Points

A

90.0%-100.0%

B

80.0%-89.9%

C

70.0%-79.9%

D

60.0%-69.9%

F

0.0%-59.9%

### Course Policies:

 Missed Work: Making up missed work (including missed exams, quizzes, and homework) will be arranged according to Univesrity policies only. A university approved excuse must be provided to the instructor in writing (e-mail is sufficient) within 1 working day for exams and within 2 working days for other work. Academic Dishonesty: It is not permissible to hand in the work of others for a grade, including work on exams, quizzes, and homework. You are allowed to discuss homework with others, but your write-ups are expected to be done on your own and in your own words. Copying the work of others will be prosecuted to the full extent possible under University policies. Disability Assistance: Assistance is available from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Koldus 126, 845-1637, ssdinfo@tamu.edu, http://studentlife.tamu.edu/ssd/. Students seeking special considerations for an exam must contact this office several weeks in advance.

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