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MA304, Spring 2014, TTh 10:30-11:45, MATH 175

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DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS and ANALYSIS of NONLINEAR SYSTEMS for
ENGINEERING and the SCIENCES

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Instructor: Jie Shen

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`Office: MATH 450`
`Office Hours: TTh 9:30-10:20am`
`F 2:30-3:20 or by appointment ` |
`Phone: 4-1923`
`Message: 4-1901`
`E-mail: shen@math.purdue.edu` |

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**Text Book:**

[1] Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems,
tenth edition, by Boyce-DiPrima, Wiley; WileyPlus access code is
required for online homeworks. See instructions
here.

#### Sections to be covered:

7.3--7.9, 81.-8.3, 9.1--9.5, 10.1--10.8, 11.1-11.3.

Practice problems for Exams

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Homeworks

We will mainly use the WileyPlus online homework system, you will need an access
code (comes with a new book).
Handwritten homowork problems are posted here.

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Exams:**

There are three in-class midterm exams on Feb. 6, Mar. 4 and Apr.
8, and a
comprehensive final exam.

The exams may include partial credit problems and
multiple choice
problems. Calculators, books and notes (unless specified
otherwise) are not allowed during the exams.

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**Grading Policy:**

15% for homework assignments and computer projects.
15% for each mid-term exam.

40% for the final exam.

Class attendance is required. I'll "spot check" attendance throughout
the semester. I may deduct up to 5% of your grade if you miss more
than one of those random checks.

Make-up for exams will **only** be granted to students
who have **convincing excuses** and have **informed** the instructor
**in
advance.**

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**Some ODE software:**

dfield and pplane
Java version of
dfield and pplane