Revised May 17, 2002
You can now look at the course
for the first exam are on the web. A practice
final is also available. You will need Acrobat Reader (available from
Scout or on Project Vincent) to read them.
solutions are now available and now they're in PDF. Here's
the link for my finals week schedule.
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 and I have another class (Math 385) Tuesday and Thursday
9-9:15 am. An updated version of this information sheet will 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 (February 1, February
21, March 15, and April 16) of 100 points each, one final exam (time and
place to be announced) of 150 points, and regular homework assignments
worth 200 points total. Grades will be based on your total points
out of 750 possible 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
There is a syllabus at the bottom of this page. All of the course material
will be covered in the Final Exam.
Homework assignments are on the web at www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/267s02/hw.html.
Although the whole semester is listed there, check this page regularly
because there may be changes. There are two kinds of homework problems
listed. First are the problems labeled "to be handed in". 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 March 15, 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
1 January 14-17
2 January 18- 29 (No class January 21)
REVIEW January 31
EXAM February 1 (over Chapters 1 and 2)
3 February 4- 18
REVIEW February 19
EXAM February 21 (over Chapter 3)
7 February 22- March 12
REVIEW March 14
EXAM March 15 (over Chapter 7)
SPRING BREAK (no class March 18-22)
5 March 25- April 2
6 April 4-12
REVIEW April 15
EXAM April 16 (over Chapters 5 and 6)
9 April 18 -29
REVIEW April 30- May 3
FINAL EXAM May 9, 4:30-6:30 (location to be announced)