HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES: Homework will be assigned daily, but will not be
collected. There will be a quiz at the beginning of class each Thursday (except
weeks of the hour exams). Each quiz will consist of one or two problems taken
from the homework assignments and other specific examples worked out in class
the previous week . Material from the immediately preceding class will not be on
Thursday's quiz. We will not be able to go over all homework problems in class.
you have a lot of questions on the homework, it will be essential for you to
recitations, or to come to my office hours, or make special appointments to see
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES : In addition to office hours the Mathematics
Tutoring Center is in Room 540B, Nightingale Hall. Tutoring should begin there
two weeks after the start of classes. The tentative schedule is 10am-9pm on
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 10am-6pm on Thursdays; and 10am-1pm on Fridays. This
walk-in tutoring; no appointment is necessary.
HOUR AND FINAL EXAMS: There will be two hour exams, and a final exam
this course. The exams are 65-minute in-class exams; they will be on Feb 5, and
12. The final exam date is to be determined. Check for exam schedule
immediately. Late work will not be accepted.
COMPUTER LABS: There will be four required computer labs. Late labs
be accepted. The packet of labs should have been bundled with your textbook. It
expected that students will work on the labs together; however, the write-ups of
MUST be done separately. The Mathematics Dept . Computer Lab is in 553 Lake Hall;
the DIFFS package for MATLAB is on the computers there.
SNOW DAYS: If classes are cancelled due to snow, or for other official
scheduled quiz, mid- term exam , or collection of a computer lab assignment will
the next class meeting.
GRADING: The course grade will be determined as follows
•Final exam: 40%
•Hour exams: 30% (15% each).
•Computer labs: 4%
•Quizzes: 26%. I will drop your worst two quiz grades.
NOTES: On the hour exams and on the final exam, you may use one 8.5*11
of notes. You may not have a sheet of notes for the quizzes.
ISSUES WITH THE COURSE/INSTRUCTOR: If you have issues with this course
and/or instructor which you are not comfortable discussing with your instructor,
should contact the Course Coordinator, Prof.
Week 1: Jan. 5-9:
Separable Equations. Section 1.4 (review): #3, 4, 11, 12, 20
Begin Lab 2 Ex 1,2. Turn in on Jan 14
1st Order Linear Equations. Section 1.5: #3, 5, 13, 20, 37
Week 2: Jan. 12-16:
Homogeneous and Bernoulli Equations. Section 1.6: #3, 7, 21, 22
Begin Lab 3 Ex 1,2,3,4 : Hand in Jan 21
Population Models. Section 2.1: #10, 11, 13, 24
Equilibrium Solutions and Stability . Section 2.2: #1, 4, 7, 9 (no explicit
Velocity-Acceleration Models. Section 2.3: #1-5, 9
Week 3: Jan. 19-23: Monday, Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no classes
Tuesday, Jan. 20: Last day to le a final exam conflict form. •2nd Order Linear Equations. Section 5.1: #1, 9, 11. Section 5.2:
5.3: #1, 3, 5, 7, 21, 23.
Friday, Jan. 23: Last day to drop without a "W".
Week 4: Jan. 26- 30:
•Mechanical Vibrations. Section 5.4: #1, 3, 15, 17, 20
•Non-homogeneous Equations andUndetermined Coefficients . Section 5.5: #1, 2, 3,
9, 13, 31, 32
•Begin Lab 5 Ex 1,2,3: Hand in Feb 12
Week 11: March 23-27:
•The Vector Space Rn and Subspaces. Section 4.2: #1, 4, 5, 7, 12
•Linear Combinations and Independence of Vectors. Section 4.3: # 11, 13, 15
Friday, March 27: Last day to drop a class with a \W" grade
Week 12: March 30-April 3:
•Bases and Dimension for Vector Spaces. Section 4.4: # 1, 4, 7, 15, 19
•Introduction to Eigenvalues. Section 6.1: # 1, 3, 9, 13, 17
Week 13: April 6-10:
•1st Order Systems. Section 7.1: # 1, 3
•Matrices and Linear Systems. Section 7.2: # 3-5
•The Eigenvalue Method for Linear Systems. Section 7.3: # 1, 5, 11, 17
Week 14: April 13-14:
Wednesday, April 15: Reading Day
Final Exams: April 16-17
Monday, April 20: Patriot's Day - no exams
Final Exams: April 21-24
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