INSTRUCTOR: PROF. P. SACKS OFFICE: 436 Carver

TELEPHONE: 294-8143 EMAIL: psacks@iastate.edu

CLASS WEB PAGE: www.public.iastate.edu/~ psacks/classes/ m267/math267.html

OFFICE HOURS: Mon, Fri 11--12, Wed, Thurs 2-3, or by appointment.

TEXTBOOK: Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, ISU Custom ed. by D.G. Zill and W. S. Wright

Click here for the Mathematics Department ODE web page, including catalog descriptions, course objectives and departmental policies

COURSE CONTENT:

- Introduction and orientation (Chapter 1)
- First order equations (Chapters 2, 3)

- Second and higher order linear equations (Chapter 4,5)
- Laplace transform techniques (Chapter 7)
- Systems of first order equations (Chapters 8,10)
- Power series methods (Chapter 6)

LECTURES AND RECITATIONS: The main lectures for this course take place on MWF, and each student is also assigned to one of six recitation sections which meet on Thursdays. The essential course content will all be presented during the MWF lectures. Time in the Thursday recitation classes will be spent on i) review of main points from the lectures, ii) additional examples, iii) discussion of homework problems, and (iv) quizzes.

RECITATION SECTIONS INSTRUCTORS:

- Sections 10-11, James Wilson
- Section 12, Jeremiah Goertz
- Sections 13-15, Alejandro Andreotti

OFFICE HOURS: For help with course content you may take advantage of group office hours scheduled by any MATH 266 or MATH 267 instructor. The current schedule is posted here. Please see me or your recitation instructor for other kinds of questions, including your own grades, turning in homework, etc.

COURSE GRADE:Three hour exams | 20% of grade each | |

Quizzes and homework | 15% of grade | |

Final exam | 25% of grade |

HOMEWORK:
The WebAssign
online homework system will be used for most of the homework. Working these
problems in a careful and timely manner is the most important way
you
have to learn the material.
Normally a new assignment will appear on WebAssign at the
beginning of each MWF lecture, except for exam days and the last week
of class, due 7 days later. Some
additional, supplementary problems may occasionally be assigned-- these will be announced on Blackboard.

EXAMS:
These will take place
during the regular class lecture time on September 23, October
23 and November 20. Exam problems
will be
very similar to homework problems. I will clarify a week
or so ahead of time exactly what
topics will be covered on each exam. The final exam time and place will
be posted
here as soon as it is available.

QUIZZES: There will be quizzes given during the recitation class on September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 10. They will take about half the class, and specific topics to be covered will be announced a week or so ahead of time.

CALCULATORS:
Calculators
are allowed, but not required, on quizzes and exams unless
otherwise stated. During quizzes and exams you may not use a calculator
which is also a
communications device. Calculators are meant as a convenience
for
the routine aspects of problem solving, but not as a replacement for
the understanding of the concepts and methods which make up this
course. As in any other mathematics course you should expect to have to
demonstrate your competence by showing your work on anything which gets
graded.

SOFTWARE: There
will be some limited use of
MATLAB in
homework assignments, and I will provide some basic
information about
how to use it at the appropriate time. You should
find a computer
system
that you have easy access to on which MATLAB can be run -- see me if
you need suggestions about
this.

ELECTRONIC
DEVICES:
Cell phones and other communications devices should be turned off
during class time. In the event that a student needs to keep his/her
cell
phone on for an emergency, please notify the instructor before class.
During class time, laptop computers should only be used for class
appropriate purposes.

If a student has a disability that qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires accommodations, he/she should contact the Student Disability Resources (SDR) office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. SDR is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-6624.