Course DescriptionThe practical track of Math 2 focuses on exploring methods of solving differential equations explicitly, and applications to real-world problems. The lectures will contain numerous examples and, compared to the analytic track, fewer derivations and proofs. Even though the content of the two tracks will not be the same, the two tracks of Math 2 will have approximately the same difficulty level and workload. TextbookWilliam E Boyce and Richard C DiPrima, Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems (10th Edition), published by Wiley, ISBN-13: 9780470458310.GradingThere will be approximately 8 problem sets, a midterm exam and a final. Your grade will be determined by: 40% Problem Sets 30% Midterm 30% Final The letter grade scale will not be set in advance. Course Meeting Time and LocationLectureMonday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 - 10:55 am 119 Kerckhoff Laboratory of Biological Sciences (KRK, Building 27) RecitationAll recitations take place on Thursday.
Course Instructor Contact Information and Office HoursOffice hours on Monday, November 4 is moved to 7 pm - 8 pm. Office hours on October 25 is moved to October 28, Monday 4 pm - 6pm. TA Contact Information and Office Hours
Andrei's office hours on November 15th are moved to November 17th from 4-6pm in LINDE 382. Course Ombudspersons
Course ScheduleWe will mostly follow the textbook listed above.
Course PoliciesDue dates: Problem sets will be due by 4 pm on Tuesdays, unless otherwise specified. Problem sets will be turned in to (locked) dropboxes which are located at the entrance of Linde Hall. If you are not sure about where to turn in problem sets, please ask Freddy Mora at 156 Linde Hall for help. You are encouraged to discuss and collaborate with others on problem sets, but you are required to write down solutions on your own. Late work - Late work won't be accepted without a dean's excuse preferably received in advance. However, the lowest score of problem sets will be dropped when calculating towards course grade. Assignments
In order for your problem sets to be returned in the return slot in the lobby of the math building, you must fill out a FERPA waiver and return it to Freddy Mora in the math office. If you do not fill out a FERPA waiver you will have to pick up your problem sets in person. Midterm and Final ExamThe midterm exam will be available here on October 30, 2019. It will be due by 4 pm on November 5, 2019. Only open the exam when you have a blue book(s) and a 4-hour time period available. Refer to the Exams column in the Collaboration Table. The honor code applies.Collaboration Table
* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work. For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another. Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them. |