Daniel Phillips

MATH 26600-063 Ordinary Differential Equations
Spring 2017

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Text book

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (10th edition) , by W. Boyce and R. Diprima, with WebAssign access code.
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Instructor: Professor Daniel Phillips

Office: MATH 706
Office hours: M 10:30- 11:20am, W 2:30- 3:20pm or by appointment
Telephone: (765) 49-41939
Email address: phillips@purdue.edu
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Lecture Location and Time

UNIV 117; MWF 1:30pm (section 063)
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Course Guide

Refer to the Math Department math 26600 homepage for general course information including the Course Ground Rules, Assignment Sheet, and Matlab files.
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Exams Schedule

Midterm I: Feb 16, Lessons 1-12 (in class). Exam 1 studyguide (1)-(6), Practice Problems 1-24..

Midterm II: Mar 23, (in class).

Final Exam (common): TBA.

The two midterm exams will be free open response type problems and the final exam will be multiple choice.
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Homework

Homework for the course consists of the following :

  • Online homework problems.

    MA 26600 uses WebAssign. After you have registered for the course you will be able to access the online homework problems here: WebAssign .

  • Hand-written Homework

    These problems will be turned in and hand graded. A list of hand-graded homework sets for MA 26600 (as well a list of online homework problems) can be found on the Assignment Sheet .The hand-written homework consists of three types:

  • Textbook problems.
  • Supplemental problems.
  • Three Matlab projects:Project1; Project 2; Project 3.
  • (Note: in the Assignment Sheet, "1" refers to Problem 1 in the text book; "A" refers to Problem A in the supplemental problems; and "Project 1" refers to Matlab project 1.) In general homework will be due two class periods after the lesson has been covered. Online HW must be submitted by 11pm of the evening it is due and hand written HW is to be turned in at class time. The specific due dates are listed in your WebAssign Assignment List.
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    Quizzes

    There will be eleven quizzes given on Fridays during the last 15 minutes, starting week two and excluding the two weeks with midterms. The quizzes will usually come from previous homework problems or their variations.

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    Grade Policy:

    There will be totally 600 points, which is distributed as follows:

    Each of the two midterm exams is worth 100 points.

    The common final exam is worth 200 points.

    The homework and projects are worth 150 points

    Quizzes are worth 50 points

    NOTE : Late HW will not be accepted. Quizzes can not be made up. The three lowest homework scores and the lowest quiz score will be dropped. In the event of a prolonged absence you should contact the instructor ASAP.

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    Course Log

    Here you can find the information on the material already covered in the course or planned to be covered in the next few lectures.


  • Mon, Jan 8; Lesson 1

  • Wed, Jan 10; Lesson 2

  • Fri, Jan 12; Lesson 3

  • Wed, Jan 17; Lesson 4

  • Fri, Jan 19; Lesson 5, Quiz 1

  • Mon, Jan 22; Lesson 6

  • Wed, Jan 24; Lesson 7

  • Fri, Jan 26; Lesson 8, Quiz 2

  • Mon, Jan 29; Lesson 9

  • Wed, Jan 31; Lesson 10

  • Fri, Feb 2; Lesson 11, Quiz 3

  • Mon, Feb 5; Lessons 12 and 13

  • Wed, Feb 7; Lesson 14

  • Fri, Feb 9; Lesson 15, Quiz 4

  • Mon, Feb 12; Lesson 16

  • Wed, Feb 14; Review for Exam I

  • Fri, Feb 16; Exam I

  • Mon, Feb 19; Lesson 16

  • Wed, Feb 21; Lesson 17

  • Fri, Feb 23; Lesson 18, Quiz 5

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    Assignments


  • Fri, Jan 12 ; HWs for Lesson 1 are due.

  • Wed, Jan 17 ; HWs for Lesson 2 are due.

  • Fri, Jan 19; HWs for Lesson 3 are due.

  • Mon, Jan 22 ; HWs for Lesson 4 are due.

  • Wed, Jan 24 ; HWs for Lesson 5 are due.

  • Fri, Jan 26; HWs for Lesson 6 are due.

  • Mon, Jan 29 ; HWs for Lesson 7 are due.

  • Wed, Jan 31 ; HWs for Lesson 8 are due.

  • Fri, Feb 2; HWs for Lesson 9 are due.

  • Mon, Feb 5 ; HW for Lesson 10 is due.

  • Wed, Feb 7 ; HW for Lesson 11 is due.

  • Fri, Feb 9; HW for Lesson 12 is due.

  • Mon, Feb 12; Hws for Lessons 13 and 14 are due.

  • Mon, Feb 19; Hw for Lessons 15 is due.

  • Fri, Feb 23; HW for Lesson 16 is due.

  • Mon, Feb 26 ; HW for Lesson 17 is due.

  • Wed, Feb 28 ; HW for Lesson 18 is due.