Fall 2017   Math 2410 Elementary Differential Equations, Sections 001 and 012

Class information

  • Lectures: Section 001: TuTh 11--12:15pm at MONT 225; Section 012: TuTh 12:30-1:45pm at WSRH 112
  • Instructor: Liang Xiao
  • Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 9:30-11am or by appointment at MONT 235
  • Office Phone: 6-2003
  • Email: liang.xiao at uconn.edu
  • Textbook: Differential Equations, 4th edition, by P.Blanchard, R.L. Devaney and G.R. Hall, ISBN 0-534-38514-1.
  • Syllabus: click here or it is also available on Husky CT

Grade Distribution

  • Quizzes: 10%, the lowest grade dropped
  • Midterms: 25% each
  • Final Exam: 40%

Letter grade conversion sheet

  • Unless in extreme situations, the final letter grade will be assigned strictly according to the following conversion rule.
A 90 and up A- 87-90 B+ 84-87 B 81-84 B- 78-81 C+ 75-78
C 72-75 C- 69-72 D+ 66-69 D 63-66 D- 60-63 F below 60

Exam times

  • In-class midterms: October 3 (Tuesday)  and   November 7 (Tuesday).
  • Final Exam: Section 001 December 16, Saturday, 3:30-5:30pm at MONT 225
            Section 012 December 16, Saturday, 8:00-10:00am at WSRH 112.

Practise Exams and quiz solutions

Logistics

  • Homework and Quizzes: You are expected to attempt all the listed homework problems below. You are encouraged to work together on homework. You are welcome to discuss all the questions about them at my office hours. Homework will not be collected, but quizzes will be given on Tuesdays (starting on Week 2 and when there is no midterm) and will be based on previous homework assignments.
    Usually, the quizzes and the exams will be returned on Thursdays. Grades will be posted on Husky CT as soon as I finish grading.
  • Calculators: You can use calculators and mathematical software when doing homework, but you should be able to do most problems without a calculator. Unless otherwise indicated in class, calculators will not be permitted on quizzes and exams.
  • Academic Integrity: Don't cheat! You can read many UConn's academic policy here.

Course Schedule

The course schedule is subject to change.
Schedule for MATH 2410 -- being updated
Week Date Sections Homework Quiz or Exam info
1 8/29,8/31 1.2, 1.8 Hw 1: (1.2) 5, 6, 9, 17, 20, 28, 31, 34 (1.8) 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, read 19 and 20, and then do 21, 23 no quiz
2 9/5,9/7 1.1, 1.9 Hw 2: (1.1) 1, 3, 14, 17, 18, 21 (1.2) 39 (1.8) 29 (1.9) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 25 Quiz I: 1.2, 1.8
3 9/12,9/14 1.3-1.5 Hw 3: (1.3) 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 (1.4) 1, 2, 5 (1.5) 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 17 Quiz II: 1.1, 1.9
4 9/19,9/21 1.6-1.7 Hw 4: (1.6) 1, 3, 5, 8, 13, 15, 17, 23, 31, 33, 39, 43 (1.7) 1, 3, 11, 13, 19, 21 Quiz III: 1.3-1.5
5 9/26,9/28 2.1-2.2 HW 5 (2.1) 1, 2, 4, 15, 16, 19, 23 (2.2) 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 16, 21, 27 Quiz IV: 1.6-1.7
6 10/3,10/5 2.5-2.6 Hw 6: (2.5) 1(a)(b), 2(a)(b), 5 (2.6) 3, 4, 5, 8 Midterm I (10/3) 1.1-1.9, 2.1-2.2
7 10/10,10/12 2.3-2.4, 3.1 Hw 7: (2.3) 1, 3, 5, 7 (2.4) 1, 3, 7, 13 (3.1) 5, 8, 14, 16, 17, 18, 24, 27, 29 Quiz V: 2.1,2.2,2.5,2.6
8 10/17,10/19 3.2-3.3 Hw 8: (3.2) 1, 3, 5, 7, 11b, 13b, 14a, 16, 21 (3.3) 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21 Quiz VI: 2.3-2.4, 3.1
9 10/24,10/26 3.3-3.5 Hw 9: (3.3) 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21 (3.4) 1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 15 (3.5) 17, 19, 20 Quiz VII: 3.2-3.3
10 10/31,11/2 3.6-3.7, 5.1 Hw 10: (3.6) 1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 21, 23 (3.7) 2, 3, 4 (5.1) 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 15, 17 Quiz VIII: 3.3-3.5
11 11/7,11/9 4.1 Hw 11: (4.1) 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 17, 21, 27, read 31 and do 33, read 36 and do 39 Midterm II (11/7) 2.1-3.7, 5.1
12 11/14,11/16 4.2-4.3 Hw 12: (4.2) 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 (4.3) 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21 Quiz IX: 3.6-3.7, 4.1, 5.1
13 Thanksgiving Enjoy your time with family!
14 11/28,11/30 6.1-6.2 Hw 13: (6.1) 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17 (6.2) 1, 3, 5, 9, 13 Quiz X: 4.2-4.3
15 12/5,12/7 6.3+review Hw 14: (6.3) 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 17, 27, 28, 31 Quiz XI: 6.1-6.2
Final week Good luck!

In-class worksheets

I include below the worksheets we used in class, with solutions given. Feel free to take a look.

Homework solutions

I will only provide solutions to even number problems. Be careful about typos though. I will sometimes put in code for Matlab; this will not appear on the exams. But it is always good to know how to use Matlab, right?

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