Home Page of MA304, Fall 2014
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS FOR ENGINEERING AND THE SCIENCES
- New Office hours are MWF 2:30-3:30pm
- The textbook for this course is based on
this free book.
Announcements about revisions will be made here and/or in class.
- 10.1 is delayed to a week after.
- In case of a conflict exam time, go to MATH242 to sign up for an alternate exam at least two weeks before
the scheduled exam time.
Instructor: Dr. Min Chen
|Office: MATH 418
Office Hours: MWF 2:30-3:30pm
or by appointment;
TA: Mr. Yang Zhang
Course Web Pages:
Chapters to be covered:
Chapter 7 Series Solutions of Linear Second Order Equations
Chapter 10 Linear Systems of Differential Equations
Chapter 14 Nonlinear System of Differential Equations
Chapter 3 Numerical Methods
Chapter 11 Boundary Value Problems and Fourier Expansions
Chapter 12 Fourier Solutions of Partial Differential Equations
Chapter 13 Boundary Value Problems for Second Order Linear Equations
There are two night
midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam.
Calculators, books and notes are not allowed during the
||Oct. 2, 8:00-9:30pm at SMTH 108
||Nov. 6, 8:00-9:30pm at SMTH 108
||TBA at TBA
Your course grade will be determined as follows:
25% from each mid-term exam, 30% from the final exam and
20% from homeworks.
Homeworks will be collected every Monday in class and some of them will be graded. There will be a 10 points completion grade for each homework set.
Late homeworks will not be accepted except in extreme circumstances. Attendance and
doing homework assignments are very important for your
success in this class.
Please turn in your late homework to TA's mailbox (see contact info for TA above) with a note
explaning the reason for the late homework. TA may impose penalties for the late homeworks.
If you disagree with the grading on an exam or homework, you must provide a written explanation, including your reasons for disagreeing, and resubmit the work for regrading within one week after the work is first returned to the class.
There will be no make-up exams 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 e-mail.
You will be asked to provide proper
Class attendance is expected and I'll "spot check" attendance throughout the semester. I may deduct
up to 5% of
your grade if you miss more
than two of those random checks.
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 this webpage and the course Blackboard page.
Last modified July 23, 2014 by Min