Information Sheet

     Revised May 9
  You can now look at course grades .
 

  1. My office is 422 Carver, and the phone number there is 294-8136; I can also be reached via e-mail at lieb@iastate.edu . (This is the best way to get in touch with me.) My office hours are 9-10 and 11-12 Monday, 2-3 Tuesday and Thursday, and 9-10 Friday.  If you can't make these office hours, either make an appointment or take your chances. I'm usually in my office between 9 and 12 and between 2 and 4 every day (except, of course when I am teaching: Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 9:15 and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 to 10:50). This information sheet, along with up-to-date information, can be found at www.math.iastate.edu/lieb/385s02/info.html .
  2. The textbook for this course is Boundary Value Problems, Fourth Edition by David L. Powers. We will cover Chapters 1 through 5.
  3. The course will be graded based on three in-class exams (scheduled for February 19, covering Chapters 1 and 2; March 14, covering Chapters 3 and 4; and April 23, covering Chapter 5), one final exam (May 7, in Carver 118, covering the entire course), and weekly homework assignments. The three in-class exams are 40% of your grade, the final is 25% and homework is 35%. Grades will be based on your total points. Approximate cut-offs are 88% = A, 77% = B, 66% = C, 55% = D. Adjustments to this scale (such as plus/minus grades) will be made at the instructor's discretion.
  4. Homework assignments will be posted on the web  along with a due date. Typically there will be one assignment per week.
  5. I have posted copies of some of my old Math 385 exams. Before giving the links, I want to point out that they are supposed to be fifty minute exams. Also, some of the material on these exams won't exactly match the exams in this course.  Watch the information sheet on the web for further details.  YOu will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these exams.  It is available through Scout.

  6. Link to Exam 1
    Link to Exam 2
    Link to Exam 3
    Link to Final Exam


Syllabus

A day by day syllabus is available.











Chapter 1 (Sections 1-5 and 9 only): January 15 through 24
Chapter 2 (Sections 1-6 and 10-11): January 29 through February 12
REVIEW February 14
HOUR EXAM February 19
Chapter 3 (Sections 1-4): February 21 through 28
Chapter 4 (Sections 1-3): March 5 through 7
REVIEW March 12
HOUR EXAM March 14
  Chapter 5 (Sections 1-9): March 26 through April 18
  REVIEW April 23
  HOUR EXAM April 25
  Other topics TO BE ANNOUNCED April  30
COURSE REVIEW May 2
FINAL EXAM May 7, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Carver 118 (regular classroom)
 
 

Day-by-Day Syllabus

January 15      Sections 1.1-1.2                                                                 March 26   Sections 5.1-5.2
January 17    Section 1.3                                                                          March 28   Section 5.3
January 22    Section 1.4-1.5                                                                    April 2        Sections 5.4-5.5
January 24    Section 1.9                                                                         April 4        Section 5.6
January 29    Section 2.1-2                                                                      April 9        Section 5.7
January 31    Section 2.3                                                                         April 11        Section 5.8
February 5    Sections 2.4                                                                        April 16      Section 5.9
February 7    Sections 2.5-2.6                                                                  April 18      Section 5.9
February 12    Section 2.10                                                                        April 23      Review for third in-class exam
February 14    Review for first exam                                                        April 25      Third in-class exam (covering  Chapter 5)
February 19  First in-class exam (covering Chapters 1 and 2)                    April 30       TBA
February 21  Sections 3.1-3.2                                                                  May 2        Course review
February 26  Sections 3.2-3.3                                                                         May 7        FINAL EXAM     7:30  to 9:30 a.m. (in Carver 118)
February 28  Section 3.4
March 5  Sections 4.1-4.2
March 7       Section 4.3
March 12       Review for second in-class exam
March 14       Second in-class exam (covering Chapters 3 and 4)
March 19 thorugh March 23 SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!