Fall 2008Math 245 – Mathematics of Physics & Engineering I Lecture:MWF 11:00-11:50 (class # 39594D) THH 208Discussion:TuTh 8:00: 9:00; 12:00 RTH 109Instructor:Prof. L.G. RedekoppOffice:RRB 212Contact Info: [email protected]; (213) 740-5369Office Hours:MW 1-3 p.m.; F 1-2 p.m.Text:Differential Equationsby J.R. Brannan & W.E. Boyce (Wiley 2007)Course Content:Ch. 1IntroductionSection:1.1 & 1.4Ch. 2First Order Diff. Eq’ns.Sections:2.1, 2.2 & 2.6Ch. 4Second Order Linear Eq’ns.Sections:4.1 – 4.8Ch. 5The Laplace TransformSections:5.1 – 5.9Ch. 3Systems of Two First Order Eq’ns.Sections:3.1 – 3.6Ch. 9Nonlinear Diff. Eq’ns. and StabilitySections:9.1 – 9.2Grading PlanHomework Assignments10 %(Selected problems given in the textbook)Lab Problems & Quizzes25 %(Simulation tasks & Quizzes based on HW)Chapter Tests 40 %(Chapter exams based on lectures + HW)Final Exam25 %Homework:homework problems will be assigned, but graded only on aqualitativebasis – i.e., grades will be assigned as follows:HW Scoreabove average effort (completed at least 80 % of the assignment)
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