## MATH266 - Ordinary Differential Equations Section 067 Fall 2017

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### Text book

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

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### Instructor: Changyou Wang

Office: MATH 714
Office hours: TR 10:45 am - noon (tentative) or by appointment
Telephone: (765) 494-2719

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### Syllabus

Syllabus for Section 067

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### Lecture Time and Location

TR 9:00-10:15 pm, REC 122

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### 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.

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### Exams Schedule

Midterm I: October 4 2017, 8:00-9:00 pm, MATH 175 ,

Midterm II: November 8 2017, 8:00-9:00 pm, MATH 175 ,

Final Exam (common): The week December 11-16, 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.

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### Homework

The homework of the course consists of the following two types:

• Online homework problems.

We use the WebAssign online homework system.

• Hand-written and graded Homework

These problems will be turned in and graded by a grader. A list of hand-graded homework set for MA 266 (as well a list of online homework problems) can be found at assignment sheet .The hand-graded 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.

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### 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
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### 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
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### 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.

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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 hand-graded and online ones will be dropped, and one worst quiz score will be dropped).

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### Some useful links:

Math department math266 homepage

August 21, 2017