MTH 244/URI
 Differential Equatoons
Spring 1999

Text: Ordinary Differential Equations by Finizio and Ladas, Simon and Schuster, Third Edition

Exams and Grading: Your grade will be based on three tests, a final exam, and classwork as follows:
 
Three tests at 100 points each 300 points 
Final exam 200 points
Classwork 100 points
Total 600 points

Calculators and Computers: As in Calculus Courses you will need a programmable graphing calculator. You will be provided with necessary programs for the following types calculators: TI 81,TI 82, TI 83, TI 85, Casio fx-7700GB, Sharp EL-9200, Sharp EL-9300. You are encouraged to use the CAS (computer algebra system) such as MAPLE, MATHVIEW, and Scientific Notebook and online programs that can be found on Internet. We will give a brief introduction to such resources.SomeMAPLE notebooks will be provided and demonstrated in the class. One of the exams may be MAPLE-aid exam.

Course Description: In MTH 244 we study ordinary differential equations in greater details than in the calculus courses. This subject has wide applications in the physical sciences, engineering, statistics, and economics, as well as leading to many advanced areas of mathematics itself. You will find that there are new algebraic ideas to master.
 

The homework problems are the core of this course. An important purpose of the problems is to make you think through and master the ideas of the subject so that you can confidently apply your knowledge in new situations. You will learn a great deal from honest hard work on a problem, even if you don't succeed in solving it. Read the text material before working on the problems.
The exams will reflect the variety of the homework problems. It is important that you give these problems adequate time and effort.

Classwork:The distribution of the 100 points will be decided by your instructor. It may include homework, quizzes, class participation, etc.
 

                                                               Syllabus

 
Week Sections Suggested Homework Problems Exams/Events
01/18 1.1 5,9,14,18,25
1.2 3,10 
01/25 1.3 1,11,19,20,24,33
1.4 5,7,17,31,35,41,44,46
1.5 1,5,11,15,23,25,29,32,41
02/01 1.6 1,7,12,19,23,29 
1.7 3,12
1.8 1,5
02/08 2.2 3,7,8,30,33,41
2.3 1,7,11
02/15 2.4 5,7,11,19,35
2.5 5,20,23,35,47
02/22 2.7 7,11,19,31,37
2.8 5,7,14,29 Exam 1 
3/01 2.9 5,10,14
2.10 7,11,19,23
3/08 2.11 1,7,14,23,29,41
2.12 5,7,11,23
3/22 3.1 5,7,11,29
3.2 5,7,11,19
3/29 3.3 5,7,19,23,29,35
4.2 4,7,14,28,31,49
4/05 4.3 5,7,28,31 
5.2 7,11,19 Exam 2 
4/12 5.3 7,11,14
5.4 4,7,19,20
4/19 5.5 7,11,23,29
6.1 1,7,11
4/26 6.2 5,7 
7.2 5,7
5/03 7.3 4,7 Exam 3 
Review
5/10 Review

Online information: www.math.uri.edu/courses and  www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm

Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Tyler 219, X7636, e-mail:kulenm@math.uri.edu

Office hours: MWF:  10-11.

Time: MWF: 9-10               Room: Crawford 223

Sample Maple notebooks:

HTML format:

 Solving First and Second Order ODE

Maple  format:

Solving First and Second Order ODE