Math 266 - Math 267     Fall 2013


Weekly Topic Schedule Combined Math 266 & 267
Weekly Topic Schedule Math 267
Course Objectives for Math 266
Course Objectives for Math 267
Disability Resources

Course Description (from ISU Catalog)

Math 266, Elementary Differential Equations, Cr. 3. Prereq: Grade of C- or better in Math 166. Solution methods for ordinary differential equations. First order equations, linear equations, constant coefficient equations. Eigenvalue methods for systems of first order linear equations. Introduction to stability and phase plane analysis.

Math 267, Elementary Differential Equations and Laplace Transforms, Cr. 4. Prereq: Grade of C- or better in Math 166. Same as 266 but also including Laplace transforms and series solutions to ordinary differential equations.


Textbook

Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (6th Ed.) , by Nagle, Saff, and Snider .

Fundamentals of Differential Equations (8th Ed.) , by Nagle, Saff, and Snider .

Either version is okay. These are identical except for the 3 additional chapters in the version that includes boundaray value problems.


Suggested Course Syllabus for Combined Math 266 and 267


This syllabus has the material common to both courses covered during the first 12 weeks. Math 266 concludes at that point while Math 267 continues on, covering the method of Laplace transforms and power series methods. The number of exams and quizzes is up to the instructors of the individual sections. However, instructors are strongly encouraged to give a quiz early in the semester.


Weekly Syllabus of Sections Covered
Week Dates Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
1 Aug. 26-30 1.1 1.2 1.3-1.4 2.1
2 Sept. 2-6 University Holiday 2.2 2.3 2.1-2.3
3 Sept. 9-13 Quiz 2.4 2.4-2.6 2.6
4 Sept. 16-20 review Exam 1 3.2 3.3 or 3.4
5 Sept. 23-27 3.2-3.4 4.2 4.2-4.3 4.3
6 Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 4.4 4.4-4.5 4.5 4.6
7 Oct. 7-11 4.1-4.9 4.9 review Exam 2
8 Oct. 14-18 5.1-5.2 5.2-5.3 5.4 5.1-5.4
9 Oct. 21-25 9.1 9.2 9.2-9.3 9.3
10 Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 9.5 9.4 9.1-9.5 9.6
11 Nov. 4-8 9.5-9.6 9.7 9.7 9.8
12 Nov. 11-15 review Exam 3 7.1 7.2
13 Nov. 18-22 7.3 7.2-7.3 7.4 7.5
14 Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break classes recessed
15 Dec. 2-6 7.2-7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8
16 Dec. 9-13 8.1-8.2 8.2-8.3 8.3 review
17 Dec. 16-20 final exams ---- ---- semester ends




Suggested Course Syllabus for Math 267


This syllabus follows a more standard order of topics with the method of Laplace transforms covered before first order systems of differential equations. The number of exams and quizzes is up to the instructors of the individual sections. However, instructors are strongly encouraged to give a quiz early in the semester.

Weekly Syllabus of Sections Covered
Week Dates Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
1 Aug. 26-30 1.1 1.2 1.3-1.4 2.1
2 Sept. 2-6 University Holiday 2.2 2.3 2.1-2.3
3 Sept. 9-13 Quiz 2.4 2.4 & 2.6 2.6
4 Sept. 16-20 review Exam 1 3.2 3.3 or 3.4
5 Sept. 23-27 3.2-3.4 4.2 4.2-4.3 4.3
6 Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 4.4 4.4-4.5 4.5 Quiz
7 Oct. 7-11 4.1 & 4.9 4.9-4.10 4.10 6.2
8 Oct. 14-18 review Exam 2 7.1 7.2
9 Oct. 21-25 7.3 7.2-7.3 7.4 7.5
10 Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 7.2-7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8
11 Nov. 4-8 5.1,9.1 9.2 9.2-9.3 9.3
12 Nov. 11-15 9.5 9.4 9.6 9.2-9.6
13 Nov. 18-22 review Exam 3 9.7 9.7
14 Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving Break classes recessed
15 Dec. 2-6 9.7-9.8 9.8 5.4 5.4
16 Dec. 9-13 8.1-8.2 8.2-8.3 8.3 review
17 Dec. 16-20 final exams ---- ---- semester ends

Disability Resources

Iowa State University complies with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You should contact the Disability Resources office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. The Disability Resources office is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-6624.

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