Home Page of MA366, Spring 2014


Announcements: Second midterm is on Apr. 4, Friday, in class. It covers from Section 3.3 to Section 7.7, including 3.3 and 7.7
No class on Monday, Apr. 7. Homework due on Wed., April 9.
Test 2 Practice Exam and Test 2 Practice Exam Answers
Correction to answer #12: c_1 cos(2t)+c_2 sin(2t) +(-1/29+12i/29)e^{(-2+3i)t}

Instructor: Dr. Min Chen

Office: MATH 418
Mailbox location: MATH 419
Office Hours: MWF 10:30--11:30am
or by appointment;
Phone: 41964
E-mail: chen@math.purdue.edu

TA: Mr. Daniel Bath

Office: MATH 719
Mailbox location: MATH 835
Office Hours: WF 12-1pm
or by appointment;

E-mail: dbath@purdue.edu

Course Web Pages:


Computer Lab

There is a Computer Lab each Tuesday, see your schedule. For questions regarding Lab assignments, contact your Lab instructor. Lab help sessions are on Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm at SC ??.

The Lab assignments can be found at http://www.purduema366.com


Homeworks will be collected every Monday in class and some of them will be graded. Late homeworks will not be accepted. Attendance and doing homework assignments are very important for your success in this class.


There are two in-class midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam. Calculators, books and notes are not allowed during the exams.

Important Dates Test 1 Feb. 19
Test 2 April 4
Final Exam Final week: May 5--10

Grading Policy:

Your course grade will be determined as follows: 15% from each mid-term exam, 30% from the final exam, 20% from homeworks and 20% from computer projects.

Make-up Policy:

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 documentation.


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.

Helpful links:

If you have questions, please contact Min Chen.