Introduction
Differential equations are both challenging objects at a mathematical level and
crucial in many ways for engineers. In addition, linear algebra methods are an essential part of the methodology
commonly used in order to solve systems of differential equations. This course proposes to combine a basic introduction
to both linear algebra and differential equations. This should be enough to cover most of the cases of interest for engineers and other practitioners.
Specifically, the main chapters covered in this course will be:
 First order equations.
 Matrices and systems of linear equations.
 Determinants
 Vector spaces.
 Linear transformations.
 Linear differential equations of order $n$.
 Systems of differential equations.
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Bibliography
 S. Goode, S. Annin: Differential equations and linear algebra. Special Purdue edition. Pearson, 2013.
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Important links
Please consult the
course webpage.
Here is a link to the
course calendar.
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Homework
We will follow an
assignment sheet,
and the homework will be assigned through WebAssign.
About WebAssign: here are some introductory slides. You can access the system by clicking here.
Note: WebAssign does not allow late homework.
Don't forget the handgraded problems.
WebAssign problems usually due on Friday at 11pm.
Handgraded problems usually due on Friday at 1:30pm.
Late HW = 50% of the grade (only for handgraded).
I cannot accept late homeworks after the graded HW are returned to students.
Mailbox in Math 419, underneath my name.
About WebAssign: here are some introductory slides. You can access the system by clicking here.
Note: WebAssign does not allow late homework.
Don't forget the handgraded problems.
WebAssign problems usually due on Friday at 11pm.
Handgraded problems usually due on Friday at 1:30pm.
Late HW = 50% of the grade (only for handgraded).
I cannot accept late homeworks after the graded HW are returned to students.
Mailbox in Math 419, underneath my name.
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Midterms
There are two Midterms, both multiple choice:
Here is a link to a previous midterm 1 exam together with the answer key and a correction.
Here is a link to a previous midterm 2 exam together with the answer key.

Date: February 22nd, 6:30pm, room EE 129.
Program: Sections 1.1 to 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1 to 2.6, 3.1 to 3.3. 
Date: April 5th, 6:30pm, room to be communicated later in the semester.
Program: Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.8, 5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5.
Here is a link to a previous midterm 1 exam together with the answer key and a correction.
Here is a link to a previous midterm 2 exam together with the answer key.
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Final exam
Date: During the Finals week (4/305/4). Type: multiple choice.
Past exams are available on this webpage.
Past exams are available on this webpage.
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Office hours
Tuesday 4:305:30pm & Wednesday 45pm, in Math 434.
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Slides (thanks for your feedback on possible typos)
 Syllabus
 First order differential equations
 Matrices and systems of linear equations
 Determinants
 Vector spaces
 Linear transformations
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