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Spring 2009
Math 245 – Mathematics of Physics & Engineering I
Lecture:
MWF
11:0011:50
(class # 39609D)
SOS B46
Discussion:
TuTh
11:00; 12:00; 1:00
RTH 109
Instructor:
Tak Sakai
Office:
BHE 311
Contact Info:
[email protected]
;
(213) 7409210
Office Hours:
MW 1:303:30 p.m.
Text:
Differential Equations
by
J.R. Brannan & W.E. Boyce
(Wiley 2007)
Course Content:
Ch. 1
Introduction
Section:
1.1 & 1.4
Ch. 2
First Order Diff. Eq’ns.
Sections:
2.1, 2.2 & 2.6
Ch. 4
Second Order Linear Eq’ns.
Sections:
4.1 – 4.8
Ch. 5
The Laplace Transform
Sections:
5.1 – 5.9
Ch. 3
Systems of Two First Order Eq’ns.
Sections:
3.1 – 3.6
Ch. 9
Nonlinear Diff. Eq’ns. and Stability
Sections:
9.1 – 9.2
Grading Plan
Homework Assignments
10 %
(Selected problems given in the textbook)
Lab Problems & Quizzes
25 %
(Simulation tasks & Quizzes based on HW)
Chapter Tests
40 %
(Chapter exams based on lectures + HW)
Final Exam
25 %
Homework:
homework problems will be assigned, but graded only on a
qualitative
basis – i.e., grades will be assigned as follows:
HW Score
±
above average effort (completed at least 80 % of the assignment)
=
5
±
average effort (attempted most problems, completed 6070 %)
=
3
±
below average effort (attempted 70 % of problems, completed 4050 %)
=
1
±
no work submitted, or very poor effort (e.g., attempted less than 50 %)
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