office: Carver 411

telephone: 294-7671

E-mail: swillson@iastate.edu

FAX: (515)-294-5454

office: Carver 456.

telephone: 294-0027

E-mail: andrewy@iastate.edu

Please also feel free to make an appointment if the office hours are inconvenient for you.

The first class is Monday, August 20, and the last class is Friday, December 7. The final exam will be sometime during the week of December 10-14. There are no classes on Labor Day (September 3) and Thanksgiving Break (the week of November 19 - 23). The last day to drop the course is Friday, October 26.

- August 20
- August 21
- August 23
- August 28
- August 30
- August 31
- September 4
- September 6
- September 7
- September 10
- September 13
- September 14
- September 17
- September 18
- September 20
- September 21
- September 24
- September 25
- September 27
- September 28
- October 1
- October 4
- October 5
- October 8
- October 9
- October 11
- October 12
- October 15
- October 16
- October 18
- October 19
- October 22
- October 23
- October 25
- October 29
- October 30
- November 1
- November 2
- November 5
- November 6
- November 8
- November 9
- November 12
- November 13
- November 15
- November 16
- November 26
- November 27
- November 29
- December 3
- December 4
- December 6
- December 7

- Chapter 1. (Introduction) (1.1-1.4)
- Chapter 2. (First-Order Differential Equations) (2.2-2.4, 2.6)
- Chapter 3. (Mathematical Models) (3.2-3.3)
- Chapter 4. (Linear Second-Order Equations) (4.2-4.6, 4.9)
- Chapter 7. (Laplace Transforms) (7.1-7.8)
- Chapter 8. (Series Solutions) (8.1-8.3)
- Chapter 5. (Introduction to Systems) (5.1, 5.4)
- Chapter 9. (Matrix Methods for Linear Systems) (9.1-9.8)

- Quiz, Friday, August 31
- Hour exam, Tuesday, September 11
- Quiz, Friday, September 21
- Hour exam, Tuesday, October 2
- Quiz, Tuesday, October 16
- Hour exam, Friday, October 26
- Quiz, Tuesday, November 13
- Hour exam, Friday, November 30
- Cumulative final exam, the week of December 10 - 14

At a minimum, calculators should be capable of graphing functions and zooming in on the graphs. By far the best calculator for this course is the TI-89 Titanium. The TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-85, and TI-86 are also acceptable but lack features which are sometimes useful for this course.

You may bring your calculator to class and to quizzes and exams.

For help in using your calculator, see your manual or else use web calculator help.

- Software for drawing solutions to first order equations x ' = f(t,x) using direction fields. Use the button DFIELD.
- Software for drawing phase portraits for two-dimensional systems. Use the button PPLANE.

For a full list of Khan Academy videos on differential equations, see Khan Academy Differential Equations.

For a list of Khan Academy videos to review topics in calculus, see Khan Academy Calculus.

There is no supplemental instruction specifically geared to this particular section of Math 267. Nevertheless, students are welcome to attend supplemental instruction for other sections of Math 267. The subjects being stressed may be slightly non-synchronized with our section. Moreover, some sections will study chapters 5 and 9 before chapters 7 and 8, while this section will study chapters 7 and 8 before chapters 5 and 9.

There are three meetings of SI for Math 266/267 for Fall 2012. These are:

- Sunday, 7:10 pm in Pearson 2137
- Monday, 5:10 pm in Pearson 2137
- Thursday, 7:10 pm in Pearson 2137

MTWRF 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,

The Help Room begins Monday, August 27.

The following schedule marks by x each hour where a TA is present who feels particularly proficient in answering questions from students in Math 267.

Last updated September 6, 2012.