Spring 2004/URI

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

Three tests at 100 points each | 300 points |

Final exam | 150 points |

Classwork | 150 points |

Total | 600 points |

**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 150 points will include quizzes and Maple assignments.

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

**Instructor**: Dr. M. Kulenovic, Tyler 216, X4436,
e-mail: *kulenm@math.uri.edu*

**Office hours**: MW: 1-2, F11-12.** Time**:
MWF: 12-1 ** Room**: Kelley 102

Sections |
Homework
Problems |
Exams/Events |

1.1 | 5,9,14,18,25 | |

1.2 | 3,10 | |

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 | |

1.6 | 1,7,12,19,23,29 | |

1.7 | 3,12 | |

1.8 | 1,5 | |

2.2 | 3,7,8,30,33,41 | |

2.3 | 1,7,11 | |

2.4 | 5,7,11,19,35 | |

2.5 | 5,20,23,35,47 | |

2.7 | 7,11,19,31,37 | |

2.8 | 5,7,14,29 | Exam 1 |

2.9 | 5,10,14 | |

2.10 | 7,11,19,23 | |

2.11 | 1,7,14,23,29,41 | |

2.12 | 5,7,11,23 | |

3.1 | 5,7,11,29 | |

3.2 | 5,7,11,19 | |

3.3 | 5,7,19,23,29,35 | |

4.2 | 4,7,14,28,31,49 | |

4.3 | 5,7,28,31 | |

5.2 | 7,11,19 | Exam 2 |

5.3 | 7,11,14 | |

5.4 | 4,7,19,20 | |

5.5 | 7,11,23,29 | |

6.1 | 1,7,11 | |

6.2 | 5,7 | |

7.2 | 5,7 | |

7.3 | 4,7 | Exam 3 |

Sample *Maple* notebooks:

*HTML *format:

Solving First and Second Order ODE

*Maple *format:

Solving First and Second Order ODE

*Maple *assignments

Maple assignment #1

Links for Differential Equations material:

Interesting
Java applets for Differential Equations

Elementary Differential Equations by Douglas Meade - nice collection
of Maple programs

Complete Maple animation of free and forced harmonic oscillations

Complete
Maple animation of two pendulums coupled by spring

Complete
Maple animation of bouncing ball

Complete
Maple Animation of Gyroscopic Motion

Dynamics
Lab a Maple package for simulation of dynamical systems