Boise State University, Fall 2019

Section 003: 1030 to 1145. Section 005: 1500-1615. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in room MPCB 201.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 1200-1315. Other times by appointment.

The purpose of homework is to give students the opportunity to work with and become familiar with the important concepts of the course. Homework will be assigned regularly but will not be graded. Collaborative work on homework exercises is encouraged. You will have the opportunity to discuss homework exercises in class.

Use of calculators is permitted on quizzes. Use of calculators is forbidden on tests and the final exam.

All students have access to the computer Lab in MB 136, where Maple, Matlab, etc. are available. You should be able to login using your myBoiseState credentials. Maple script for Heaviside forcing

All students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the policies and standards given in the BSU Student Code of Conduct.

In the past, I enforced a very punitive policy if electronic devices made a noise and thus disrupted the class. I initiated this policy to combat an epidemic of such disruptions. However, this semester I am merely

If you seek an extension on an assignment and the request occurs

If you think I have graded you unfairly on a particular assignment, you must bring this to my attention within a week from the time that the assignment was returned to the class. After a week I will not consider any requests to review and possibly change my grading.

Information on free tutoring is available here.

At the conclusion of the course, the students will be able to:

- solve first-order ordinary differential equations using a variety of techniques.
- solve systems of first-order linear ordinary differential equations using eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
- solve linear, constant coefficient, homogeneous and nonhomogeneous second-order ordinary differential equations.
- use Laplace Transforms to solve first- and second-order initial-value problems.
- use qualitative techniques to study solutions of first- and second-order ordinary differential equations.

Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas:

__Three tests__-- Tests will occur during regular class meeting times on 27 September, 1 November, and 6 December. Any requests to take a test on a date other than which appears directly above must be submitted to me in writing at least four weeks prior to the test's regular administration. Exceptions to this policy may be granted only in extraordinary circumstances, such as illness or injury. Collaborative work on tests is not permitted. Solutions to tests.- Quizzes -- All quizzes are take-home and will be assigned and collected on a weekly basis (except those weeks when tests occur). Generally, quizzes are available online on Wednesdays and are due at the beginning of class on the subsequent Friday. Students must work on quizzes in groups of one, two, or three; each group submits only one quiz paper for the entire group. Your lowest quiz score will be "dropped".
__Final exam__-- Section 003 at 1200 on Wednesday, 18 December. Section 005 at 1430 on Monday, December 16. Collaborative work on the final exam is not permitted. Also, the four week rule above applies also to the final exam.

Each student determines the relative ranking of these three components. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

A+:

A: 93

A-: 90

B+: 87

B: 83

B-: 80

C+: 77

C: 73

C-: 70

D: 60

F:

This page was most recently updated on 6 October 2019.

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