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
|Three tests at 100 points each||300 points|
|Final exam||200 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.
distribution of the 100 points will be decided by your instructor. It may
include homework, quizzes, class participation, etc.
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Online information: www.math.uri.edu/courses and www.math.uri.edu/~kulenm
Instructor: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Tyler 219, X7636, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: MWF: 10-11.
Time: MWF: 9-10 Room: Crawford 223
Sample Maple notebooks:
Solving First and Second Order ODE
and Second Order ODE