MATH266  Ordinary Differential Equations Section 067
Fall 2017

Text book
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (10th edition) ,
by W. Boyce and R. Diprima, with WebAssign access code.

 Office: MATH 714
 Office hours: TR 10:45 am  noon (tentative) or by
appointment
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 Email address: wang2482@purdue.edu

Syllabus
Syllabus for Section 067

Lecture Time and Location
 TR 9:0010:15 pm, REC 122

Course Guide

Please refer to the
Math Department math266 homepage for general course information such as
textbook, ground rules, assignment sheet, supplemental problems, computer projects, Matlab
tutorial materials, examination and grade policy, etc.

Exams Schedule

Midterm I: October 4 2017, 8:009:00 pm, MATH 175 ,
 Midterm II: November 8 2017, 8:009:00 pm, MATH 175 ,
 Final Exam (common): The week December 1116, Date/time/location (TBA)
 The first two midterm exams will be free open response type problems, and the final exam will be multiply choice problems.

Homework
 The homework of the course consists of the following two types:
 Online homework problems.
We use the WebAssign online homework system.
 Handwritten and graded Homework
These problems will be turned in and graded by a grader. A list of handgraded homework set for MA 266 (as well a list
of online homework problems) can be found at assignment sheet
.The handgraded homework contains three parts:
 The textbook problems.
 Supplemental problems.
 Three Matlab projects:Project1;
Project 2;
Project 3.
(Note: in the assignment sheet, "1" refers to Problem 1 in the text book; "A" refers to Problem A in the supplemental problems; and
"Project 1" refers to Matlab project 1.)
No late homwork will be accepted.
 Actively participating in class and working on extra credit problems will help improve your grade.

Homework Due Schedule
Homework One: Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 (Lessons 1, 2, 3 in the assignment sheet); Due date: Thursday, August 31
See updates from WebAssign for the remaining homework due schedules

Exam Review Help Materials
Review Problem Set for Midterm I pdf file
Solutions to the Review Problem Set for Midterm I pdf file
Review Problem Set for Midterm II pdf file
Solutions to the Review Problem Set for Midterm II pdf file
Solution set to Midterm Exam II pdf file

Quizzes
There will be six quizzes during the semester, each of which contains one or two problems and is given once two weeks at the last 15 minutes
during Thursday class. The quiz problem usually comes from the previous homework problems or their variations.

Grade Policy:
There will be totally 600 points, which is distributed as follows:
Each of the two midterm exams is worth 100 points.
The common final exam is worth 200 points.
The homework and projects are worth 150 points
Quizzes are worth 50 points
(NOTE : Each two worst homework scores from handgraded and online ones will be dropped, and one worst quiz score will be dropped).

Some useful links:
Math department math266 homepage
August 21, 2017