Time and Place: (Section 052) MWF 11:30am–12:20pm in REC 122

Instructor: Arshak Petrosyan

Office Hours: MWF 10:30-11:30am, or by appointment, in MATH 610

Official Course Webpage: MA 26600, Fall 2017

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Course Description:
Credit Hours: 3.00. First order equations, second and n’th order linear equations, series solutions, solution by Laplace transform, systems of linear equations. It is preferable but not required to take MA 265 either first or concurrently. Not open to students with credit in MA 262, 272, 360, 361, or 366. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

[BDP] Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 10e with WebAssign Plus, 1 Semester Set

Course Outline:

  • §§ 1.1–1.3: Introduction
  • §§ 2.1–2.7: First Order Linear Differential Equations
  • §§ 3.1–3.8: Second Order Linear Differential Equations
  • §§ 4.1–4.3: Higher Order Linear Differential Equations
  • §§ 6.1-6.6 Laplace Transform
  • §§ 7.1–7.9: Systems of First Order Linear Differential Equations

Homework: The homework will be based on the Assignment Sheet and will have two components:

  • Online homework on WebAssign,
  • Hand-graded homework (to be submitted in class)

The due dates will be indicated both on the Homework page, as well as on WebAssign.

Exams: There will be two midterm exams (50 min, in class) and a comprehensive final exam (2 hrs, covering all material). The exact times and place will be specified due course.

Grading: Course grades will be determined from the Total Score, calculated as follows

Total Score (max 600 pts) = Homework (200 pts) + Midterm Exams (2 @ 100pts each) + Final Exam (200pts)

Assignment of the Grade: The scores will be uniformized across different sections by using the following procedure.

  • The number of particular letter grades (A, B, …) in each section is based on the Final Exam score across all sections of the course by using a course–wide Final Exam curve.
  • The letter grades within each section are then determined based on the Total Score.

Important Comments: Class attendance is expected. Reading the sections in the textbook ahead of time is strongly recommended. Check the course webpage often, for possible changes in schedule or other important updates.

Calculators: Calculators will not be allowed on exams or quizzes.

Academic Integrity: As a reminder, all students must comply with Purdue’s policy for academic integrity:


Students with Disabilities: If you have been certified by the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as eligible for academic adjustments on exams or quizzes see http://www.math.purdue.edu/ada for exam and quiz procedures for your mathematics course or go to MATH 202 for paper copies.

In the event that you are waiting to be certified by the Disability Resource Center we encourage you to review our procedures prior to being certified.

In this mathematics course accommodations are managed between the instructor, student and DRC Testing Center. Students should see instructors outside class hours – before or after class or during office hours – to share your Accommodation Memorandum for the current semester and discuss your accommodations as soon as possible.

Emergencies: In the event of a major campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines and grading percentages are subject to changes that may be necessitated by a revised semester calendar or other circumstances beyond the instructor’s control. Relevant changes to this course will be posted onto the course website or can be obtained by contacting the instructor via email or phone. You are expected to read your @purdue.edu email on a frequent basis.