Department of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Introduction to Differential Equations
- Fall semester 2013
- Course: MTH 306
- Instructor: Y. Sommerhäuser
- Schedule for MTH 306 T:
- Time: Tue, Thu, 9:30 am-10:50 am
- Room: NSC 216
- Schedule for MTH 306 X:
- Time: Tue, Thu, 12:30 pm-1:50 pm
- Room: NSC 215
- Recitation sessions for MTH 306 T:
- T1: Tue, 8:00 am-8:50 am, Math 250, Teaching Assistant: Yin Su
- T2: Thu, 12:00 pm-12:50 pm, Bell 138, Teaching Assistant: Yin Su
- T3: Tue, 12:00 pm-12:50 pm, Cooke 127A, Teaching Assistant: Yin Su
- Recitation sessions for MTH 306 X:
- X1: Tue, 9:00 am-9:50 am, Hoch 307, Teaching Assistant: Adam Cunningham
- X2: Thu, 9:00 am-9:50 am, Bell 337, Teaching Assistant: Adam Cunningham
- X3: Tue, 3:00 pm-3:50 pm, Obrian 209, Teaching Assistant: Boris Boutkov
- X4: Mon, 3:00 pm-3:50 pm, Math 122, Teaching Assistant: Boris Boutkov
- Office hours of Y. Sommerhäuser: Tue, Thu, 11:00 am-12:30 pm and by appointment
- Office hours of the teaching assistants:
- Adam Cunningham: Mon, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Wed, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Room 125
- Boris Boutkov: Tue, Thu, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 137
- Yin Su: Wed, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Thu, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Room136
- Textbook: C. H. Edwards/D. E. Penney: Differential equations and boundary value problems - computing and modeling, 2nd UB custom edition, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, 2008
- Outline: We cover at least the sections 1.1-1.6, 2.2-2.4, 3.1-3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 7.1-7.6, and 8.1-8.3. Section 6.4 may be replaced with Section 6.3; time permitting, both sections will be covered.
- Test 1: Thu, October 3
- Test 2: Thu, November 7
- Final: MTH 306 T: Thu, December 12, 8:00 am-11:00 am, NSC 216, MTH 306 X: Thu, December 12, 11:45 am-2:45 pm, NSC 215
- Examination criteria: The final grade will be computed using the following weights.
- Online homework: 10 percent
- Quizzes: 10 percent
- Projects: 10 percent
- Test 1: 20 percent
- Test 2: 20 percent
- Final exam: 30 percent
- A: 90 percent (or better)
- B: 80 percent (or better)
- C: 70 percent (or better)
- D: 60 percent (or better)
- Homework: Every week, there will be an online homework assignment, which uses the online homework system WeBWorK at http://ww2.math.buffalo.edu/webwork2/2013_8_MTH306_Sommerhauser/. For this system, your username is your UBIT name, and your password is your UB person number. The time frame for this homework begins on Tuesday two minutes after midnight, and ends on Monday one minute before midnight.
However, late homework is accepted for another week, but only for 70 percent of the point value. This grace period also ends on Monday one minute before midnight.
Moreover, there will be a reading assignment in every lecture.
- Recitation sessions: The recitation sessions begin in the second week of classes. During the recitation sessions, you will either take a quiz or work on a computer algebra project using the computer algebra system MAPLE, which can be downloaded at http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/software.html. Both quizzes and computer algebra projects will contribute to your final grade.
- Tutoring: Mathematics tutors are available at no charge in the Mathematics Help Center in Rooms 107 and 110 of the Mathematics Building, which is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 m and 1 pm to 3 pm on days when classes are in session.
Section T, Section X.
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