**Instructor**
Araceli Bonifant

Office: Tyler Hall 217

Phone: 4-4394

Email: bonifant@math.uri.edu

**Office Hours:** Tuesday 4:00 pm, Wednesday 2:00 pm and by appointment.

**Textbook:** Advanced Engineering Mathematics,

Erwin Kreyszig (9th. edition) 2006,

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., ISBN: 0 471 48885-2

**About the course:** In this course you will learn some
mathematical methods that will help you find the solutions to some
engineering problems. For example: you will learn about
the algebra of complex numbers; matrices and determinants and how to apply
these concepts to solve linear systems of equations. You will also learn
exact methods for
solving 1st. and 2nd. order differential equations including their
applications. By the end of the course you will be able to solve linear
systems of ordinary differential equations.

**Topics:**

Clicking here Course Schedule you will get a detailed syllabus of the course.

**Prerequisites:** MTH 142

**Policies: ** You are expected to abide by the University's civility
policy:

"The University of Rhode Island is committed to developing and actively protecting a class environment in which respect must be shown to everyone in order to facilitate the expression, testing, understanding, and creation of a variety of ideas and opinions. Rude, sarcastic, obscene or disrespectful speech and disruptive behavior have a negative impact on everyone's learning and are considered unacceptable. The course instructor will have disruptive persons removed from the class."

**Cell phones, IPods, beepers and any electronic device must be turned
off in class.**

You are required to do your own work unless specifically told otherwise by your instructor. In support of honest students, those discovered cheating on assignments or exams will receive a grade of zero on the assignment or exam. Use of unauthorized aids such as cheat sheets or information stored in calculator memories, will be considered cheating. The Mathematics Department and the University strongly promote academic integrity.

** Grading Policy:**

Your grade will be determined by your scores on

Exam I : 100pts Exam II : 100pts Final : 200pts (cumulative) Quizzes and Homeworks : 100pts Total : 500pts

**Homework:** Homework will be assigned weekly but not collected or
graded. However the weekly quiz may be based on homework assignments.
If you
do your weekly homework assignments you will have no problem with the exams.

**Quizzes:** There will be weekly or biweekly quizzes. The quiz will
be given on Thursday. I will drop the lowest quiz at the end of the term.

There will be no make up quizzes or exams.

**Exam Schedule:**

Exam I : October 5th.

Exam II : November 9th.

Final Exam: December 19th, 8:00-11:00 AM