__TELEPHONE__:
294-8143
__EMAIL__: psacks@iastate.edu

__OFFICE HOURS__: Mon, Fri 2--3, Tues, Thurs
11--12, Wed 3--4,
or by
appointment.

__CLASS WEB PAGE__:
www.public.iastate.edu/~psacks/classes/m267/math267.html

__TEXTBOOK__ *Fundamentals of
Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 6th ed., *by
R. K. Nagle, E. B. Saff and A. D. Snider

__COURSE
CONTENT__:

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

- Second order linear equations (Chapter 4)
- Higher order linear equations (Chapter 6)
- Systems of first order equations (Chapters 5, 9, 12)
- Laplace transform techniques (Chapter 7)
- Power series methods (Chapter 8)

In some cases these chapters will be covered quite thoroughly and in others only selected topics will be discussed.

Two hour exams | 25% of grade each | |

Quizzes and homework | 20% of grade | |

Final exam | 30% of grade |

__COURSE GRADE for students enrolled in MATH 267__:

Three hour exams | 20% of grade each | |

Quizzes and homework | 15% of grade | |

Final exam | 25% of grade |

UNGRADED
HOMEWORK: Assignments from the textbook will be
made
for each class, which are not meant to be handed in. Working these
problems in a careful and timely manner is the most important way
you
have to learn the material. Click
here
to get
an up-to-date list of homework assignments. A little class
time will be taken around once each week to go over some of the
assigned homework. If
you want to request that a certain problem be discussed, let
me know ahead of time by
e-mail.

GRADED
HOMEWORK:
Selected problems from the textbook and possibly from other sources will be
collected for grading. Click
here for homework assignments to hand in.

__EXAMS__:
These will take place
during the regular class period on February 12, March 14 (and for MATH 267 students April 12). 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 will be posted
here as soon as it is available.

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 Disability Resources (DR) office for information on appropriate policies and procedures. DR is located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076; their phone is 515-294-6624.