MATH 251 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Spring Semester 2008
Syllabus
Course Description:
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (4:4:0). First and secondorder
equations; series solutions; Laplace transform solutions; higher order equations; Fourier series;
secondorder partial differential equations.
Prerequisite:
Math 141, or equivalent courses.
Textbook:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
, 8th edition, W. E.
Boyce and R.C. Diprima, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Examinations:
Two 75minute midterm examinations, given on February 28 and April 7, and a
comprehensive final examination given during the final examination period.
The final
examination period will begin on Monday, May 5 and end on Friday, May 9.
Students should
not make plans to leave University Park before Saturday, May 10, 2008.
Calculators:
A calculator may be useful for some homework problems involving graphing.
However,
the use of calculators is not permitted on exams
.
Grading Policy:
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 Spring '08
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 Differential Equations, Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Partial differential equation

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