## MATH266 - Ordinary Differential Equations Section 63 & Section 151 Fall 2014

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### Text book

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

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### Instructor: Changyou Wang

Office: MATH 714
Office hours: TR 10:30 am- 12:30 pm (tentative) or by appointment
Telephone: (765) 49-42719

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### Syllabus

Syllabus for Sections 063 and 151

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### Lecture Time and Location

TR 9:00-10:15 am in UNIV 003 (section 151)
TR 1:30-2:45 pm in UNIV 003 (section 063)

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### Course Guide

Please refer to the Math Department math266 homepage for general course information such as textbook, homework, exam and grade policy.

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### Exams Schedule

Midterm I: 02/18, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm, MATH175 (evening time).

Midterm II: 03/24, Tuesday, 8:00-9:00pm, MATH175 (evening time).

Final Exam (uniform): 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 WileyPLUS online homework system.You can register by following the instruction in

• WileyPLUS Student Flyers in Section 063 .
• WileyPLUS Student Flyers in Section 151 .
• After the registration, you can login and see the online homework problems.

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: January 22
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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 : The three worst homework scores and one worst quiz score will be dropped).
Scores of homework, quizzes, and exams will be published in Blackboard.

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