Math 285 Spring 2010 (Intro to Diffy Qs)

https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~jlebl/math285-s10.html

Section C1: MWF 10:00-10:50 am in 156 Henry

Online class discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/uiuc-math-285-c1-spring-2010


Homework

Class notes / textbook: Book/notes are at: http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/. These are the notes I am lecturing from. Do tell me of any mistakes / typos / suggestions. There will be up to 3% extra credit for useful feedback on the notes.

Lecturer: Jiří Lebl
Web: https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~jlebl/
Office: 105 Altgeld
E-mail: jle...@math.uiuc.edu
Phone: 3-3143
Office hours: MW 11:00am-11:50am, and by appointment

Lab I:
Time: Monday Jan 25th, normal class time (10:00am-10:50am)
Place: Engineering Hall rooms 406B1 and 406B8
See https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/iode/materials.html for the Lab I guide.

Lab II:
Time: Monday February 8th, normal class time (10:00am-10:50am)
Place: Engineering Hall rooms 406B1 and 406B8
See https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/iode/materials.html for the Lab II guide.

Grades/Curve: Grades will be based on the percentages below. Curve will be applied if needed.

Quiz: Wednesday, February 10th, 10% of your grade.

Exam 1: Wednesday, March 17th, 20% of your grade.

Exam 2: Wednesday, April 28th, 20% of your grade.

Final Exam: 8:00am-11:00am, Tuesday, May 11th, 40% of your grade. (Same room as class)

Homework: Assigned every week. Worth 10%, possibly spot checked (spot checked means: some spot(s) of each homework checked, and all will be collected). Lowest homework grade dropped. Some homework will be iode based (see below).

Iode: Iode is a free software package tailored for this course. We will spend some time in the computer lab learning this software and you will be assigned some homework using it. See https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/iode/. Iode requires Matlab or Octave (version 2 works for sure, version 3 maybe). Matlab is available in the lab and Octave is free so you need not purchase anything.

Test Policies: No books, notes, calculators or computers allowed on the exams or the final.

Text: Class notes from http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/. The standard book for the course is optional (recommended for extra material and exercises) C.H. Edwards & D.E. Penney, Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modelling, 4th edition, Prentice Hall 2008.

Syllabus: Chapters are from my notes (Approximately)

Introduction (1 hour)
Chapter 0 and 1 - First order ODEs (8 hours)
Chapter 2 - Higher order linear ODEs (14 hours)
Chapter 4 - Fourier series and PDEs (13 hours) 
If time allows we may cover parts of chapter 6

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