[HOLR] Differential Equations with MATLAB,
Third Edition, B. Hunt, R. Lipsman, J. Osborn and J. Rosenberg, John
Wiley & Sons, New York, 2012.
The link above for NODE takes you to the FREE online class notes for this course. This is the main textbook for the course. The supplementary HOLR book may be purchased in the bookstore or online.
Math 141 or equivalent. It will be
ASSUMED that the student is very familiar with the
contents of Chapters 1-10 in Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 6th ed., by R. Ellis and D. Gulick! Those chapters contain
the material covered in Math 140-141. While a course in Linear Algebra, e.g., MATH 240, is not, strictly speaking, a prerequisite, and while the limited amount of linear algebra needed for this course will be discussed during the semester, the student would benefit from having taken such a course, or say a course in ENGR or PHYS that uses some linear algebra.
There are two kinds of homework problems. MATLAB-based problems
are found in the HOLR book. The specific problems from that book that you are required to solve and submit are:
PSA (Practice with MATLAB), p. 49 -- all 14 problems
PSB (First Order Equations), p. 85 -- 2, 7, 11, 19
PSC (Numerical Solutions), p. 141 -- 1, 6, 11, 18
PSD (Second Order Equations), p. 167 -- 2, 7, 12, 15
PSE (Series Solutions and Laplace Transforms), p. 197 -- 12, 13, 18, 19
PSF (Systems of Differential Equations), p. 235 -- 2, 7, 8, 9, 10
These problems must be solved using the
MATLAB computer package. More information on the
HOLR/MATLAB homework may be found in another section of this web page. We note only here that these will be integrated
documents
combining input, output, graphics, and textual commentary.
The other type of problems are those found in the Class Notes. These
may be solved either with paper and pencil or with MATLAB, at
your discretion. Only the MATLAB homework will be collected and graded! No specific problems from the Notes are assigned. You are free to do as many or few as you wish. However, it is recommended that you work at least 3-4 problems from each of the sections in the problem sets. Solutions are provided to every problem. Naturally, you are encouraged to attempt to work a problem before consulting the solution. Your GA will also entertain questions about problems from the Notes in recitation class.
Homework page, with due dates.
There will be 11 weekly 10-15 minute quizzes; most of them will be
held in class, but a few will be 'take-home.' The highest
10 scores will count toward your quiz grade.
The quizzes will occur every week except for the first week and each
week in which there is an
exam. An in-class quiz may occur on a Tuesday or a Thursday; which
will be announced approximately a week in advance. The
weekly in-class quizzes will be admininstered near the END of the period
at 10:30 AM -- SHARP -- and will conclude at the end of the period at
10:45, without exception.
Here is Quiz 4. Print it, solve the problems on the printed page(s) and turn in to your GA on Monday, March 2, 2015.
The maximum possible number of points you can score in this course is
750. Your final grade will depend upon the total points you score
on the MATLAB homework, the
quizzes,
three hourly exams, and the final exam, distributed as follows:
Category
Total Points
Homework (HOLR)
150
Quizzes
100
Three Hourly Exams
300
Final Exam
200
NOTE: In principle, your grade in the course will be: A if your total points is at least 675; B if the total is between 600 and 675;...; F if less than 450. However, depending on overall performance on the final exam and perhaps other factors, there may be a curve, which could adjust the boundaries up or down accordingly.
There will be no make-up exams for any of the three in-class
exams. If you miss ONE in-class exam (due to an excused absence) and if you
earn a C- or better on all the other exams (including the final),
then your score for that exam will be one half of your
final exam score.
In all other cases if you miss one or more in-class exams, then your score for each missed exam will be zero.
The class lecture meets Tuesdays and Thursdays,
9:30AM -- 10:45AM in room 0126 of the Armory. Recitation
sections meet on Monday mornings
for 50 minutes at either 8, 9, 10 or 11 AM, depending on your section
number. The precise information is as follows:
Section 0211: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene; email Mr. Greene
Section 0221: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0231: 10:00am - 10:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0241: 11:00am - 11:50am in MTH 0403 with James Greene
Section 0212: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 0201 with Matthew Becker; email Mr. Becker
Section 0222: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 0201 with Matthew Becker
Section 0232: 10:00am - 10:50am in MTH 0102 with Matthew Becker
Section 0242: 11:00am - 11:50am in MTH 0102 with Matthew Becker
Section 0213: 8:00am - 8:50am in MTH 1313 with Terence Long; email Mr. Long
Section 0223: 9:00am - 9:50am in MTH 1313 with Terence Long
Professor Lipsman will be available each Tuesday and Thursday at
11AM in his office in the Math Building, room 4301. (phone:
301-405-7061)
Mr. Becker is available Tuesdays, 2-3, Wednesdays, 10-11 and Thursdays, 1-2 in Room 4315.
Mr. Greene is available Mondays, 3-4 and Thursdays, 4-5 in Room 4116.
Mr. Long is available Mondays and Fridays, 10-11 in Room 0210.
Departmental course tutoring is available according to the schedule found
here.
In addition, the Department also offers Matlab tutoring (for all
the sophomore courses). The schedule may be found at this site.
Finally, the campus Office of Undergraduate Programs offers tutoring in Math 246 through the Academic Achievement Programs. I am told that this tutoring is available according to the following schedule (I am unsure how reliable this information is.): M/W 2-4pm MTH 0201; Tu 5-6pm EGR 0108; Fri 11-1pm ITV 1100.
The date and time of the Final Exam is Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:30-3:30PM. The location will be announced in due course. There will be a Study Review Session on Exam Study Day (Wednesday, May 13, 2015). In fact, there will be two sessions: 11:00AM - 1:00PM and 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Both will take place in ARM0126 (same classroom in which lecture is held). A set of sample final exam problems will be distributed a few days before the session and their solutions will be worked out during the session. The same material will be considered in both sessions. Profs Lipsman and Balan will conduct the first session; Profs Wilson and Wyss-Gallifent will conduct the second. You are certainly welcome at my session, but you may attend either at your convenience.
The Mathematics Department maintains various resources that you
might find helpful. Consult its Undergraduate Page;
especially click on the Resources
link. On that page you will find a link to an Archive of
Past Math Exams.
Disclaimer:
This page is updated once or twice per week during the semester. It is entirely possible
that events have superseded the information contained herein. If so,
announcements will be made in class. In urgent situations, e.g., snow
cancellations, email will be sent. There will also be periodic announcements made through Canvas (ELMs). In any case, you may send me
email inquiries. Ron Lipsman
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742