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



OFFICE: 

MG 218B 
PHONE: 

4262432 
EMAIL: 

jmead@boisestate.edu 
WEB: 


OFFICE HOURS: 

12:401:30 MF, 2:403:30 W, and by appointment 
CLASS MEETINGS: 

1:402:30 MG 115, Labs in MG104 
Differential Equations Computing and Modeling, fourth edition, by
Edwards and Penney.
GRADING SCHEME:
3 exams (40%)  All exams are taken inclass, and the dates are February 19, April 7, and May 2. Makeups 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 makeups 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 reschedule the final.
The grading system for this course is given in the following table:

10093 
9290 
8987 
8683 
8280 
7977 
7670 
6960 
590 
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. 