MAT 234-KA (CRN: 17097):  Elementary Differential Equations        Fall 2019

 
Text:
Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 7th edition,
by Nagle, Saff, and Snider. 
Addison-Wesley, 2012.  ISBN: 978-0-321-97710-6
 
Suggested
The Student Solutions Manual


Grading: HW Quizzes (10%) - Best 5 of 6 (or so).
Exams (50%*) - September 16 (Thursday), October 31 (Thursday), November 26 (Tuesday).
Final Exam (40%*) - Cumulative:  December 17 (Tuesday) and December 19 (Thursday).

 * The Final Exam grade (if higher) will replace the lowest Exam grade.

Make-up exams (more difficult than the original) may be given by special arrangement in advance,
otherwise the Final Exam grade
will be used in it's place (see above).


Note:  No grade of "W" will automatically be given by me!!  If you desire a "W,"  you must process a withdrawal form that is signed by me!!!


 

COURSE  OUTLINE

Topic
Chapter
Sections
   Introduction 1
  1, 2, 3, 4
   First-Order Differential Equations
2
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
   Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods
3
  1, 2, 3, 4
   Linear Second-Order Equations
4
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
   Introduction to Systems and Phase Plane Analysis
5
  1, 2
   Theory of Higher-Order Linear Differential Equations
6
  1, 2
   Laplace Transforms
7
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
   Series Solutions of Differential Equations
8
  1, 2, 3
   Partial Differential Equations*
10
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

* If time permits.                                                                                                                                                                               

Homework Assignments

#
Date
Chapter
Section
Page
Suggested Problems
1
9/5
1
1
5
 1, 3, 5, 8, 15
2
9/5
1
2
13
 2, 4, 5, 11, 15, 21, 23, 27
3
9/10
1
3
21
 1, 3, 5, 7, 13, 16
4
9/12
1
4
28
 5, 9
5
9/12
2
2
46
 2, 4, 9, 15, 20, 23
6

2
3
54
 2, 5, 8, 9, 15, 17, 19
7

2
4
64
 2-5, 9, 12, 14, 17, 26
8

2
5
69
 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13
9

2
6
76
 1, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28, 31
10

3
2
100
 5, 6, 14, 19
11

3
3
107
 2, 7, 9
12

3
4
115
 3, 7, 9
13

4
1
157
 4, 7, 10
14

4
2
164
 4, 7, 11, 14, 15, 19, 27, 28, 37, 39, 44
15

4
3
172
 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 22, 27, 29(c), 35
16

4
4
180
 1-9, 11-19 odd, 22, 27-31 odd, 33, 36
17

4
5
186
 3, 7, 9-18, 20, 27, 31-35, 38, 39
18

4
6
191
 1, 3, 7, 18, 23
19

4
7
199
 9, 12, 19, 43
20

4
9
220
 1, 4, 7, 11, 16
21

4
10
227
 1, 9, 10, 12
22

5
2
249
 13, 15, 17, 20, 31
23

6
1
326
 19, 21
24

6
2
332
 1-3, 13, 19
25

7
2
360
 1, 4, 13, 17, 19
26

7
3
365
 1, 8, 16
27

7
4
374
 1-25 every other odd
28

7
5
382
 1, 7, 11, 18, 19, 28
29

7
6
390
 1-17 odd, 21-29 odd, 33
30

7
10
413
 1, 5, 11, 14, 19
31

8
1
425
 1, 3, 8, 13, 14
32

8
2
433
 1, 5, 8(a,e,f), 11, 18, 21
33

8
3
443
 1,2, 8, 9, 11, 15, 1820, 23, 27, 31, 34
34

10
1


35

10
2


36

10
3


37

10
4


38

10
5


39

10
6