Course Chair:Hongkun Zhang, email@example.com. This page will be updated periodically if rooms change. Definitive information can be found via SPIRE or from the department's course webpage.
|Class Number||Section||Instructor||Location||Meeting Time|
|30261||331.1||Garret Cahill||MWF 11:15 AM-12:05AM|
|30262||331.2||Siddhant Govardhan Agrawal||TuTh 1:00 PM-2:15PM|
|MWF 12:20 PM -1:10PM|
|30325||331.4||Weimin Chen||MWF 1:25PM-2:15PM|
|30364||331.5||Hongkun Zhang||TuTh 11:30AM-12:45PM|
|30387||331.7||Hongkun Zhang||TuTh 10:00 AM-11:15AM|
The course TA's will hold office hours that are open to students from all sections of math 331 each week throughout the semester. Office hours will be held in LGRT?, not in the TAs' regular office. The TA's list and office hours post here,
Monday: Richard Buckman 4-5pm, Ling-Chen Bu 5-6pm
Tuesday: Richard Buckman 4-6pm
Wednesday:Yaping Yuan 4-6pm
Thursday: Ling-Chen Bu 4-6pm
TAs will run the office hours start from second week of the semester.
Introduction to ordinary differential equations.First and second order linear differential equations, systems of linear differential equations, Laplace transform, numerical methods, applications. If you already passed math131, math132, then you are eligible to register math331.
Elementary Differential Equations, 11th Edition (2017) by William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Douglas B. Meade
Text and online homework: We will use the textbook Elementary Differential Equations, 11th Edition (2017) by William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Douglas B. Meade. An electronic copy of the textbook is integrated in the homework system Wiley-Plus that we will use for the class. When setting-up your account with Wiley plus there will be an option to purchase a hard copy of the book for a (small) extra-fee.
There is no required calculator for the course, although many students find them helpful for homework. You will NOT be allowed to use a calculator on exams , you must show all work other than arithmetic calculations. I recommend you to buy TI-89 calculator if you don't have one.
The grading of the course will be as follows. There will be a final exam worth 30%, Mid-term during the semester worth 30%, Homework worth 30%, written homework and Pop quizzes worth 10% All scores will be scaled to a 0-100 scale before averaging.
The final will be cumulative, with some emphasis placed on topics covered after the first exam. The date and time of the final exam will be scheduled by the university. The final will only be given at that time, and not at any other time for any reason. In particular, adjust your travel plans accordingly; planning to leave for vacation before the final exam is a bad idea.
The following is meant to give a general idea of which sections are covered in which weeks. Coverage may be different depending on such factors as MWF vs. TuTh schedule, different paces of individual instructors, etc. However, it is expected that all these sections will be covered.
|9/3||Introduce course policy, 1.1, 1.2||The first class starts on Tuesday 9/3|
1.3 Introduction; 2.1 Linear ODEs
| 2.3 Modelling with ODEs
2.5 Autonomous equations
|Monday 9/16 last day to add/drop|
|9/23|| 2.4, 2.7, and 2.8 Theory and Euler methods
2.6 Exact equations
|9/30|| 3.1 2nd order equations with constant coefficients
|10/7|| 3.3 Complex roots
3.4 Repeated roots
|10/14||3.5 Nonhomogeneous ODEs||
Midterm is on Thursday 10/17, 7-9pm, Midterm covers 1.1-3.2Monday is holiday, Tuesday is Monday schedule.
Make-up Exam is on Friday 10/18,7-9pm
3.7 Mechanical and Electrical oscillations
3.8 Forced oscillations
6.1 Laplace transform
6.2 Initial value problems
|Tuesday 10/29 is last day drop with "W"|
|11/4||6.3 Step functions
6.4 Discontinuous forcing
|11/11||6.5 Impulse functions
7.1 Introduction to systems
|Monday is Holiday; Wednesday=Monday|
7.5 Real eigenvalues
|Wendnesday 12/11 is last day of classes|
|Final exam 12/12|
|12/16||Grades||Final Grade is due by 12/16|
Math331 Handwritten Homework
1. Midterm practice questions
2. Step and Impulse Functions Homework
3. Systems Homework
4. Final practice questions
The best way to get help is to visit TA'S office hours: 4-6pm Monday to Thursday.
Drops, Withdrawals, and Incompletes
The last day to drop with no record, or to submit a Pass/Fail option, is Monday, September 16th. If you intend to drop, please do so as soon as possible; others may be waiting to enroll in your section. The last day to drop with a W is the mid-semester date, Tuesday, Octorber 29.
An Incomplete is possible only if: (1) you had a compelling personal reason, e.g., serious illness; (2) your work has clearly been passing; and (3) there's a good chance you'll complete the course with a passing grade within the allotted time. Thus, failing work is no reason in itself for an Incomplete.