Steve Bell's Math 366 class

Ordinary Differential Equations

Course description

Bell's lecture sections:

36600 100 CRN 23353 MWF 10:30AM-11:20AM ONLINE
36600 200 CRN 23354 MWF 02:30PM-03:20PM ONLINE
36600 300 CRN 45579 MWF 01:30PM-02:20PM ONLINE
36600 400 CRN 14930 MWF 09:30AM-10:20AM ONLINE
36600 582 CRN 26469 -    	-       ONLINE

Lab sections (ONLINE):

36600 517 CRN 23355 T 11:30AM-12:20PM   Devon Young Herr
36600 549 CRN 23357 T 01:30PM-02:20PM   Atreyee A. Datta
36600 565 CRN 23358 T 02:30PM-03:20PM   Jacob Timothy Barry
36600 581 CRN 14929 T 03:30PM-04:20PM   Atreyee A. Datta


Professor Steve Bell
OFFICE: Math 750
OFFICE PHONE: (765)-494-1497
WebEx OFFICE HOURS: T 1:30-2:30 pm and W 10:30-11:30 am and 8:30-9:30 pm
or by appointment (how to join)
E-MAIL: bell AT purdue DOT you_know_where

Reading and hiking day on Nov 4

Pep talks and emails


Michael Kaminski    kaminskm AT purdue DOT you_know_where
Kiseok Yeon         kyeon AT purdue DOT you_know_where

TEXTBOOK: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 11e,
Boyce and DiPrima, 11th Edition, Wiley.

Important links

LECTURES -- lecture notes and videos of Bell's tablet PC lectures

MA 366 Calendar

Text version of the Assignment sheet for printing

MA 366 Piazza page

Final Exam material

Material for Exam 2

Exam 2 was a take-home exam covering Chapters 3, 4, 7,
9.1 and 9.2 of the text due Tuesday, November 17.

Material for Exam 1

Written homework assignments due in Brightspace

More required syllabus items for all Purdue syllabi.


Grading policies

Written homework will be collected roughly once a week
on Brightspace. Only 4 problems will be graded by the
grader per week. Each problem will be worth five points
and so each written homework assignment will be graded
on a scale of 0 to 20.

There will be two take-home midterm exams and one final
exam. Exams will be open-textbook and notes, but no other
books, no calculators, computers, phones, or watches.

Each midterm exam will be worth 100 points, the homework
grade will be scaled to 100 points, and the final will
be worth 200 points. Your MA 366 Lab score will be
scaled to 100 points. Total points: 600.

Exm 1   100 points
Exm 2   100
Hwk     100
Lab     100
F Exm   200
Total   600 points
Final grades will be computed via this method.

Course Accommodations

Purdue University strives to make learning experiences
accessible to all participants. If you anticipate or
experience physical or academic barriers based on disability,
you are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource
Center at: or by phone: 765-494-1247.

In this mathematics course, accommodations are managed
between the instructor, student, and the DRC Testing Center.

Students should share their Accommodation Memorandum for
the current semester with Bell and discuss accommodations
as early as possible.

See for more information about how
accommodations are handled in the math department.