Revised December 17, 2001
listing for midterm grades has been posted. There is also a listing
of scores accurate as of October 31, and a listing
as of December 5. Here is a link to the solution for problem 9 on the practice final.
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My office is 422 Carver, and the phone number there is 294-8136; I can
also be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. My office hours are 9-10
and 11-12 on Monday, 2-3 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9-10 am on Friday.
If you can't make these office hours, either make an appointment or take
your chances. I'm usually also in my office between 2 and 4 every day.
An updated version of this information sheet will be posted on the web
Be sure to purchase all appropriate course material for the course from
the bookstore. The textbook is Elementary Differential Equations and
Boundary Value Problems (seventh edition) by Boyce and DiPrima.
The course will be graded based on four in-class exams (September 13, October
2, October 26, and November 16), one final exam (December 20, 7-9 pm in
Kildee 125) and weekly homework assignments due on the first school day
of the week (starting with September 4). Each in-class exam is worth 100
points, the final is worth 150 points, and homework is worth 200 points
for a total of 750 points. Grades will be based on your total points. Approximate
cut-offs are 90% (675 points) = A, 80% (600 points) = B, 70% (525 points)
= C, 55% (425 points) = D. Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus
grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.
There is a syllabus at the bottom of this page. Notice that we will cover
part of Chapter 6 before Exam 4 and the rest after Exam 4, and only the
first three sections of Chapter 6 will be on Exam 4. All of the course
material will be covered in the Final Exam.
On this syllabus (and in future homework assignments), there are two kinds
of homework problems listed. First are the problems labeled "to be handed".
These will be graded. The other kind of problem is labeled "for discussion".
You should work these as extra practice. They will not be graded, but I
may use them as source problems for the exams.
Make-up exams are available only in cases of emergency. If you know ahead
of time that you will miss an exam, see me to schedule a make-up. (In particular,
if you can't make the exam on November 16, try to arrange to take the exam
early.) Late homework assignments will be graded when I have time, so your
midterm grade may not include all late homework.
Syllabus for Math 267
August 30-September 10 (No class September 3)
REVIEW September 11
EXAM September 13 (over
Chapters 1 and 2)
REVIEW October 1
EXAM October 2 (over
October 4-October 23
REVIEW October 25
EXAM October 26 (over
October 29-November 6
November 9-13 (through Section 6.3)
REVIEW November 15
EXAM November 16 (over
Chapters 5 and 6)
THANKSGIVING BREAK (No class November 19-23)
November 26-27 (Sections 6.4 and 6.5)
November 29-December 10
REVIEW December 11-14
FINAL EXAM December 20, 7-9 pm, Kildee 125
To be handed in September 4: p. 8/ #7, 13, 17, 21 p. 14/ #1(c), 7 p. 22/
#12, 15, 19 p. 38/ #11, 15, 25
For discussion August 28: p. 8/ #1-25 odds p. 14/ #1-5, 13-15 p. 22/
#1-19 odds p. 38/ #1-29 odds
Additional assignments will be made on the web at: www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/267/hw.html.