MAT 333 SECTION 002
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND  MATRIX THEORY
Boise State University Spring 2008

INSTRUCTOR:

 

Jodi Mead

OFFICE:

 

MG 218B

PHONE:

 

426-2432

EMAIL:

 

jmead@boisestate.edu

WEB:

 

http://math.boisestate.edu/~mead/m333/s08

OFFICE HOURS:

 

12:40-1:30 MF, 2:40-3:30 W, and by appointment

CLASS MEETINGS:

 

1:40-2:30 MG 115, Labs in MG104

TEXT:
Differential Equations Computing and Modeling, fourth edition, by Edwards and Penney.

GRADING SCHEME:

3 exams (40%) - All exams are taken in-class, and the dates are February 19, April 7, and May 2. Make-ups are not allowed, unless there are physician documented health reasons or other documented difficulties.

Computer Labs (15%) -  As shown on the attached calendar ,  we will meet somewhat regularly in the computer lab, MG 104.  The corresponding assignments are due at the beginning of the following class, after the last day of the lab.  MG 104 open lab hours are posted outside of the door, and other lab locations include MP121,  ET238, MEC103, and MEC 408. Student versions of Matlab are available from Mathworks, www.mathworks.com.

Homework (5%) - Homework will be collected before each quiz (see below), but not graded.  Credit for homework will be based on completeness, while your understanding of the problems will be evaluated in the quizzes.  You are encouraged to collaborate with others, but you must hand in your own paper. Late homework will not be accepted unless there are extraordinary circumstances

Quizzes (15%) -  Quizzes will be 15 minutes long and will either be homework problems, or very similar problems.   The two lowest quiz grades will be dropped, thus make-ups are not possible.

Final Exam (25%) - The final is cumulative, and is scheduled Wednesday May 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 in our regular classroom. It is not possible to make up or re-schedule the final.

The grading system for this course is given in the following table:

Percentage   

100-93

92-90

89-87

86-83

82-80

79-77

76-70

69-60

59-0

Letter grade

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

D

F

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Jan. 28

Last day to add without permission number.

Jan. 21

Last day to add with permission or drop without a W.

Mar. 3

Last day to drop.