Course Information

Day One Handout

Course Outline

The course meets in slot 06, from 1:00-1:50 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, in SN 2036. My office hours are from 10:30 AM - noon on Mondays and 11:00 AM - noon on Thursdays, in HH-2019.

Textbook
The textbook is available online here. The student solutions manual is available online here.

D2L
This course will not be using D2L; all material online will be posted here.

Approximate Schedule

Section numbers below refer to those in the textbook.

  • 9/4: §1.1 Applications Leading to Differential Equations
  • 9/8: §1.2 First-Order Equations
  • 9/9: §1.3 Direction Fields for First-Order Equations
  • 9/11: §2.1 Linear First-Order Equations, HW1 distributed
  • 9/15: §2.1 Linear First-Order Equations
  • 9/16: §2.2 Separable Equations
  • 9/18: §2.3 Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions of Nonlinear Equations, HW1 Due, HW2 distributed
  • 9/22: §2.4 Transformations of Nonlinear Equations into Separable Equations
  • 9/23: §2.5 Exact Equations
  • 9/25: §2.6 Integrating Factors, HW2 Due, HW3 distributed
  • 9/29: §4.1 Growth and Decay, §4.2 Cooling and Mixing
  • 9/30: Review for Midterm Exam 1, HW3 Due: no lates, Review problems and practice exam, Solutions
  • 10/2: Midterm Exam 1, Solutions
  • 10/6: Autonomous Equations and Population Dynamics
  • 10/7: §5.1 Homogeneous Linear Equations
  • 10/9: §5.1 Homogeneous Linear Equations, HW4 distributed
  • 10/13: No class: Thanksgiving
  • 10/14: No class: Thanksgiving
  • 10/16: §5.2 Constant Coefficient Homogeneous Equations, HW4 due
  • 10/20: §5.2 Constant Coefficient Homogeneous Equations
  • 10/21: §5.6 Reduction of Order, HW5 distributed
  • 10/23: §9.1 Introduction to Linear Higher-Order Equations
  • 10/27: §9.1 Introduction to Linear Higher-Order Equations, §9.2 Higher-Order Constant Coefficient Homogeneous Equations
  • 10/28: §5.3 Nonhomogeneous Linear Equations, §9.1 Introduction to Linear Higher-Order Equations, HW5 due, HW6 distributed
  • 10/30: §5.4,5.5 The Method of Undetermined Coefficients
  • 11/3: §9.3 Undetermined Coefficients for Higher-Order Equations
  • 11/4: §5.7 Variation of Parameters, HW6 due
  • 11/6: Review for Midterm Exam 2, Review problems and practice exam, Solutions
  • 11/10: Midterm Exam 2, Solutions
  • 11/11: No class: Remembrance Day
  • 11/13: §9.4 Variation of Parameters for Higher-Order Equations, HW7 distributed
  • 11/17: §9.4 Variation of Parameters for Higher-Order Equations
  • 11/18: §6.1,6.2 Spring Problems
  • 11/20: §8.1 Introduction to the Laplace Transform, HW7 due, HW8 distributed
  • 11/24: §8.2 The Inverse Laplace Transform
  • 11/25: §8.3 Solution of Initial Value Problems
  • 11/27: §8.4 The Unit Step Function, §8.5 Constant Coefficient Equations with Piecewise Continuous Forcing Functions, HW8 due, HW9 distributed
  • 12/1: §8.7 Constant Coefficient Equations with Impulses
  • 12/2: Review for Final Exam, Table of Laplace Transforms, Practice Exam 1, Solutions, Practice Exam 2, Solutions
  • 12/15: Final Exam, 9-11AM, SN2036