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MATH 2410

Elementary Differential Equations

Spring 2015

Office: Academic Building 114A

Phone: (860) 405-9294

Office Hours: MW 3:30 - 4:30 pm. and by appointment

Open Door Policy: You are welcome to drop by to discuss any aspect of the course, anytime, on the days I am on campus-- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

General Information:

MATH 2410 covers material mainly from  chapters 1-4 of the textbook.

Class Meeting Times/Place:

Tuesday, Thursday 2:00p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Classroom  ACD 106.

Textbooks:

Required: Differential Equations, 4th edition by  Blachard, Devaney, and Hall

Homework Policy:

Homework is assigned every class and collected every Thursday. They are returned the following Tuesday with remarks and graded. The total weight of the homework grades is 50 point of the total 500 course points.

Exam Schedule:

Exam 1:  Thursday, February 19, 2:00 - 3:15p.m.,  Room: ACD 106

Exam 2:  Thursday, March 26, 2:00 - 3:15p.m.,  Room: ACD 106

Final Exam:  Tuesday, May 5, 2:00 - 4:00p.m.,   Room: ACD 106

Grading Policy:

Homework: 50,  Exam 1: 100,  Exam 2: 100,  Final Exam: 150.

Links To Internet Resources:

Approximate schedule is below.

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 Date Chapter Topic Homework Week 1 Tu. 1/20 1.1 Modeling via Differential Equations 1.1 Exercises:  2,3,5,8,9,10 Th. 1/22 1.2 Separation of Variables 1.2 Exercises:  1,3,6,7,9,17,25,26,30 Week 2 Tu. 1/27 1.3 SNOW DAY 14 Th. 1/29 1.3 Slope Fields 1.3 Exercises: 7,8,11,14,15,18 Week 3 Tu. 2/3 1.4 Numerical Methods: Euler’s Method . 1.4 Exercises:  5,6,12 Th. 2/5 1.5 Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions 1.5 Exercises:  1,4,9,11,14 Week 4 Tu. 2/10 1.6 Equilibria and the Phase Line. 1.6 Exercises:  1,3,7,13,15,19,22,23,31,37 Th. 2/12 1.8 Linear Equations 1.8 Exercises: 1,3,7,8,9,11,15,19,23,27 Week 5 Tu. 2/17 1.9 Integrating Factors for Linear Equations 1.9 Exercises: 1,3,5,7,9,11,21,24 Th. 2/19 Review for Exam 1. Week 6 Tu. 2/24 Exam 1 Th. 2/26 2.1 Modeling via Systems 2.1 Exercises: 9,10,15,16 Week 7 Tu. 3/3 2.2 The Geometry of Systems 2.2 Exercises:  9,10,13,14,15,16 Th. 3/5 2.3, 2.4 Linear and Special Systems 2.3 Exercises:  1,4,6,7 2.4 Exercises: 1,7,8,9,12,13 Week 8 Tu. 3/10 2.5, 2.6 Euler’s method for Systems. Existence and Uniqueness 2.5 Exercises: 1,2 Th. 3/12 3.1 Property of Linear Systems 3.1 Exercises: 7,8,14,17,18 Week 9 Tu. 3/17 Spring recess. Th. 3/19 Spring recess. Week 10 Tu. 3/24 Review for Exam 2.  Practice exam 2     Solutions to Practice exam 2 Th. 3/26 Exam 2 Week 11 Tu. 3/31 3.2 Straight-Line Solutions 3.2 Exercises:  1,2,5,6,11,12 Th. 4/2 3.3 Phase Portraits for Linear Systems with Real Eigenvalues 3.3 Exercises:  9,10,17,18,19,21 Week 12 Tu. 4/7 3.4 Complex Eigenvalues 3.4 Exercises:  1,9,10,13,15,16,23 Th. 4/9 3.5 Repeated and Zero Eigenvalues 3.5 Exercises:  1,2,5,6,9,11,15,17,18 Week 13 Tu. 4/14 3.6 Second-Order Linear Equations 3.6 Exercises:  1,2,4,5,8,9,32,33 Th. 4/16 4.1 Forced Harmonic Oscillations 4.1 Exercises: 1,2,5,10,11,20,21 Week 14 Tu. 4/21 4.2 Sinusoidal Forcing 4.2 Exercises: 1,3,4,6,12,13,22 Th. 4/23 6.1 Laplace Transforms 6.1 Exercises:  1,4,6,8,10,14,15,17 Week 15 Tu. 4/28 6.2 Discontinuous Functions 6.2 Exercises: 1,3,6,7,9,12,14,15 Th. 4/30 Week 16 Tu. 5/5 Final Exam

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