Home Page of MA30300165 and MA30300166, Spring 2016
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR ENGINEERING AND THE SCIENCES
Time and location: MWF 9:3010:20 at UNIV 119 and MWF 1:302:20 at UNIV 217
Announcements:
Final Exam: May 5 (Thursday) at 8am in CL50, room 224. Please see the seat map
here
Final extra hours: Tuesday 10amnoon, Wednesday: 1pm3pm
Final Review (the front page and the formula sheets will be provided as in here):
Final Review
Final review revision: #18 answer is changed and #15 has a hint for the solution
More review problems:
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 7, 8, and 10.1
Chapter 10 Review
suggestions for preparation on final: Final Review, Chapter 5 Review, Chapter 6 Review, Chapter 7,8 and 10.1, Chapter 10 Review posted above, Test 1 and Test 2 papers, then Examples from the book, then homeworks and other problems.
We will use Webassign for online part of the homeworks.
Please login asap at
http://www.webassign.net/purdue/login.html

Professor: Dr. Min Chen
Office: Math 418
Office hours: MWF 10:3011:30am
Mailbox location: MATH 419

Email:
chen@math.purdue.edu 
TA: Mr. Xiaokai Yuan
Text Books:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 10th
edition, by BoyceDiPrima, Wiley, ISBN10: 0470458313. We will cover
5.15.6, 6.16.6, 7.17.9, 8.18.3, 10.110.8 (subject to change).
Online homework:
We will use WebAssign for our homework online.
Student log in:
go to
http://www.webassign.net/purdue/login.html
and use the Career Account information to log in.
To obtain the code:
There are two options:
purchase the textbook and access code from Purdue University or Follett's Bookstores.
purchase access code from WebAssign (with or without eBook).
(The students can purchase the textbook from any other vendors.)
The student has two
weeks free trial period of using WebAssign.
Grading Policy:
Your course grade will be determined as follows:
20% from each midterm exam, 30% from the final exam,
15% from online homeworks and 15% from hand graded homeworks.
Makeup Policy:
There will be no makeup exams (midterm and final) except in extreme
circumstances (such as: death in immediate family, military
obligation, etc.) at the discretion of the
instructor. The instructor has to be informed IN ADVANCE by email.
You will be asked to provide proper
documentation. There is no drop for the homeworks and no late homeworks.
To compensate for that, your HW grade will be scaled
by a factor 1.1 (namely, anyone obtaining 91% or above in HW will be scaled to 100%).
Regrade:
If you disagree with the grading on a homework, you must
provide a written explanation, including your reasons for disagreeing, and
resubmit the work to TA's mailbox for regrading within one week after the work
is first returned to
the class.
Tests:
There are two inclass
midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam.
Calculators, books and notes are not allowed during the
exams. Laplace transform table will be provided when it is needed.
Important Dates 
Test 1 
Feb. 19 

Test 2 
April. 4 

Final Exam 
May 5 at 8am at CL50 224 
Tentative Class Schedule (starts on 1/11/15) and homeworks
Hand graded homeworks are due at beginning of the classes on Mondays. When there is no class on Monday, it will be due on Wed..
Online homeworks' due date are posted online.
Week # (due date)  Sections  Hand graded HW 
Week 1  5.1, 5.2  5.2: 7(a)(b) 
Week 2  5.3, 5.4  5.4: 11, 35 
Week 3  5.5, 5.6  5.5: 6 Part(c)(d) only need to find the first three terms of each series solution 
Week 4  5.6, 6.1, 6.2  6.2: 23 
Week 5  6.3, 6.4, 6.5  6.4: 10(a) 
Week 6  6.6, test 1  
Week 7  7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4  7.3: 25 
Week 8  7.5, 7.6, 7.7  7.5: 18, bonus: detailed solution of Test 1 
Week 9 (3/23)  7.7, 7.8, 7.9  7.7: 17 (a)(c) 
Week 10  Spring break  spring break 
Week 11 (3/28)  7.9, 8.1, 8.2  7.9: 1 Use both the method of undertermined coefficients and variation of parameters 
Week 12 (4/1)  10.1, test 2  10.1:15 
Week 13 (4/11)  10.2, 10.3  10.2: 15 
Week 14 (4/18)  10.4, 10.5  10.5: 8, bonus: detailed solution of Test 2 
Week 15 (4/25  10.6, 10.7  10.6: 9(a) 
Week 16  10.8, Review  
Week 17  Final Exam  Final Exam 
Attendance:
Class attendance is expected. Reading the sections in the textbook
ahead of time is recommended. If you miss a lecture, you are responsible for
everything that is covered including inclass announcements.
ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENTS FOR 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 242 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.
For all inclass accommodations please see your 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.
Integrity:
Academic integrity is expected for all students at all times in this
course. You are free (even encouraged) to work with other students to solve the
homework problems. But, you are required to
write up solutions for each assignment using your own words and explanations. Of
course, you are required to do your own work on each exam.
Emergency Preparedness:
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. The
primary way
to get information about changes in this course is via the
section
webpage (this page)
and course Blackboard page. Learn more at
http://www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness/
.
Direct access to this site:
http://www.math.purdue.edu/~chen/ma303/syl.html
Helpful links:
Modified Jan. 7, 2016 by Min
Chen.