Section 59549, Tu+Th 11:10-12:25, Ayres 314

Dr. Alex Freire- Ayres 207A, 974-4313
Office Hours: Tu+Th, 10:00-11:00 (before class; or by appointment)

TEXT: Nagle-Saff-Snider, Fundamentals of Differential Equations (6th. edition)

GRADING: based on 3 in-class exams (20% each), final (30%), homework (10%)

Exam dates (tentative): Oct 2,  Nov 6,  Nov 25
 Please inform me in advance about any conflicts with exam dates.
IMPORTANT REMARK: I do not  "grade on a curve"

Drop deadlines: drop with W: 8/29; drop with WP/WF: 11/11

FINAL: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 12:30-2:30

1) Students are responsible for knowing what was covered in class, even if
it is not found in the text ( get the notes from a classmate if you have to miss
a class, or check the course log).

2) class time will be spent mostly on examples and problems- for the details of
the theory, it is a good idea to read the sections in the text in advance (see the
plan below).

3) calculators will be neither necessary nor allowed;  cell phones off during class.

HOMEWORK: there will be 8 to 10 homework sets; you will normally have
one week to work on them. Solutions will be posted. ( Each student is allowed ONE late
assignment during the semester, which must be turned in at the beginning of the first class after the due date;
subsequent late assignments will not be graded)

I- 1st order equations (5 classes)
Linear equations (2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
nonlinear equations (phase line p.34, Bernouilli eqns. 2.6, exact eqns. 2.4)

II-2nd order linear equations (3 classes)
4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, 4.9

Exam 1

III-Laplace transforms (6 classes)
7.2 to 7.7

IV-linear systems (6 classes)
9.4 to 9.7, 9.8,7.9
prerequisite: read 9.2, 9.3

Exam 2

V-Fourier series (4 classes)
10.2, 10.3, 10.5, 10.6

Exam 3