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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations — MATH 3113 Section 003 meets MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm in PhSC 0363 Section 004 meets MWF 10:30am-11:20pm in PhSC 0363 Instructor: Dr. Erin Pearse ( [email protected] ) Office: 810 PHSC Phone: 325-5074 Office Hours: MWF 11:30-12:00 and 1:30-2:30, or by appt. Web site: D2L, located at Course goals: Learn how to distinguish different classes of ODEs, and then solve them via the appropriate method. Learn how to model various processes related to the physical sciences, population dynamics, and finance. Course prerequisites: Math 2423. Text: Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (4/e) , by C. H. Ed- wards and D. E. Penney, Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, 2008, ISBN 0131561073. We will cover most of chapters 1–7. A copy will be on reserve in the library. Attendance and communication: Attendance is mandatory, and you must be aware of announcements made in class, posted on D2L, or sent to you via email. It is your responsibility to have current information about this class; please check your email twice daily. Please email me any questions on lectures or homework. If you must miss class, you will still be responsible for the material discussed in class and any announcements made; this may include changes to the assignments, syllabus, exams, etc. Absence from exams will require a validated excuse, and should be arranged in advance if possible. Poor attendance may result in your final grade being lowered by one letter grade. “Poor attendance” is defined as missing more than 3 classes without validated excuses, starting from the 3rd day of classes. A “validated excuse” is a note signed by a doctor, priest(ess), or law enforcement official. Classroom policies: • In this class, all electronics are to be turned off . This includes phones, text messengers, media players, and laptops. Calculators are okay, pro- vided they have no other function. Leaving class to answer a phone call constitutes an unvalidated absence. • Please avoid discussing personal matters during class time, including grading and attendance issues. • Attend all classes, and stay alert throughout each class. Take notes! • Read ahead, come prepared, ask many questions. • If you will have to leave class early, please be courteous: let me know, and choose your seat accordingly. Office hours: Due to time constraints, homework will not typically be dis- cussed in class. You should budget your time so as to be able to attend office hours at least 1–2 times per week. Office hours should be regarded as an insep- arable part of this course. Coming to office hours demonstrates that you are a diligent student and will only reflect on you positively. I will be available every day after class, and by appointment, and by email....
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