Math 412, Section 502,  Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M

Lecturer: Prof. Efendiev, 608K Blocker Hall, tel: 845-1972, e-mail:

Ofiice Hours:  Monday 5-6pm, Wednesday, 4:30-6pm.  


Prerequisite:  MATH 308.

TEXTBOOK: 1) Applied Partial Differential Equations,  Fourth Edition, ISBN 0-0130-65243-1  2) Class notes for Math412, Copy Corner, 2307 Texas Avenue South, Suite B 

EXAMS:      Quiz (25 minutes): September 22, 2004.
                       Exam 1: October 27, 2004
                      Exam 2:   November 19
                      Final:  December 13, 10:30am-12:30pm

MAKE-UPS: Students must make arrangements in advance (the sooner the better) if they will not be handing in homework on time or
will miss an exam. Exam absences due to recognized University-related activities, religious holidays, verifiable illness, and family/medical
emergencies will be dealt with on an individual basis. In all cases of absence from exams a written excuse is required. Ignorance of the time
and place of an exam will not be accepted as an excuse for absence.

INCOMPLETES: I will consider giving you an incomplete if you have successfully completed all but a small portion of the work of the
course and some severe, unexpected event prevents you from completing the course. This means that you must have taken at least 1 exam and quiz
and must be doing work at the C level or better. You will have to sign a contract detailing what you have to do to complete the course.
I cannot give you an incomplete simply because you are behind in your work; in the latter case you should try to drop the course.

S/U GRADE: If you are registered S/U we will submit a grade of S if your letter grade is C or above, and otherwise a grade of U.

PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING GRADES. The Math 311 grades will be computed in the following way:
a total score (on a scale of 0-600) by adding up the following:  two midterm exam scores (each on a scale of 0-120), homework scores
(total score on a scale of 0-110), quiz score (on a scale 0-50)  and final exam score (on a scale of 0-200).

MIDTERMS: There are two midterm exams. Each is 50 minutes long and given during a lecture hour.  Quiz is 25 minutes long and given during a lecture hour.
The ground rules are closed book, closed notes. Calculators are allowed, but no notebooks and etc.
Please use the results of the first midterm to help you decide whether you're doing okay, need more help, or should drop the course.

HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned once a week and is due on Wednesday in the lecture.
Homework assignments will be announced in the lecture and can be found on
I encourage you to discuss homework problems with
your classmates, including strategies for solving different kinds of problems.
However, when you actually write up your solutions you must do this on your own. Handing in homework that is almost identical
to a classmate's is a form of cheating. Your homework should be neatly, clearly and logically written. Please be courteous to us and staple your
homework together. You are required to show methods of solution, not just final answers.  You must hand your homework in on time at the
beginning of lecture. Homework failing to meet these standards will not be graded unless an advance arrangement is made.

FINAL EXAM: The final exam is a two hour exam. Questions will be in the same format as on the midterms. The ground
rules are as in midterm. If you have SPECIAL NEEDS, promptly contact the Office for Students With Disabilities and your
lecturer in order to arrange for accommodations. Official University GRADING STANDARDS and official policy concerning SCHOLASTIC
CONDUCT are posted on /teaching/operationspg.html.

Scholastic Dishonesty: Students may work together and discuss the homework problems with each other. Copying work done by others is an act of scholastic dishonesty and will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by University policy. For more information on university policies regarding scholastic dishonesty, see University Student  Rules and the Aggie Honor Code: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do." For more information see the Honor Council Rules and Procedures on the web at

Students with Disabilities: 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 Services for Students with Disabilities, Koldus 126, 845-1637.

POLICIES AND OTHER INFORMATION:  /teaching/operationspg.html