Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

email: marcelo.disconzi at vanderbilt.edu
office: Stevenson Center 1515
phone: (615) 322 7147   fax: (615) 343 0215
mail to: 1326 Stevenson Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37240

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Marcelo Mendes Disconzi
MATH 196 - Spring 15 - Lecture 07

General Information:
For a description of the course, including the grading policy, consult the course syllabus. Students are responsible for reading the syllabus and being aware of all the course and university policies.

Textbook: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, by Edwards and Penney, 3rd edition (required).

Lecture 07 meets on TR, 09:35am–10:50am, at Stevenson Center 1320. The recitation meets on W, 3:10pm-4pm, SC 1320. Recitations are run by Bryan Jacobson (TA).

Contact Information and Office Hours:
Instructor's office: SC 1515.
Instructor's email: marcelo.disconzi@vanderbilt.edu.
Instructor's office hours: Thursdays, 11am-12pm, and Thursdays 1pm-3pm, or by appointment.
Instructor's office phone: 322-7147.

TA's office: SC 1227E.
TA's email: bryan.j.jacobson@vanderbilt.edu.
TA's office hours: Fridays 2pm-4pm.

General Math Office: SC 1326, phone: 322-6672.

Resources and extra materials:
If you need to brush up on your Calculus skills, there is a nice set of lecture notes by Gregory Naber, containing several examples, at

http://www.gregnaber.com/lectures/calculus/

If you learn things best by seeing tons of examples, you should have a look at the textbooks Schaum's outline of Differential Equations. It can be found in the library or bought at a reasonable price at Amazon.

Exams.

Description Date
Location and Time
Remarks
Test 1 Feb 12 In class Covering up to section 3.5. Click here for a practice test, and here for its solutions.
Review session: Tuesday, Feb 10, 6pm, at SC 1313.
Test 2 March 19 In class Covering from section 3.6 to 4.7. Click here for a practice test, and here for its solutions.
Review session: Tuesday, March 17, 6pm, at SC 1313.
Final Exam April 23 3pm, SC 1320 Covering all the material, except sections 5.6, 6.2, and 6.3. Click here for a practice final, and here for its solutions.
These are the formulas that will be given in the final exam.
Review session: Monday, April 20, 5pm, at SC 1313.

Schedule:
Below is a schedule for the course (for the academic calendar, click here). This is subject to change, and therefore, you should check this webpage frequently. Unless stated otherwise, all problems are from the textbook. The due date for each assignment will be posted as the course progresses. Problems that require a computer, indicated with computer symbol in the textbook, are optional.

Date Sections HW problems Remarks
Jan 6 1.1 1-27 (odd), 33-43 (odd) Examples
Jan 7 Recitation

Jan 8 1.2 1-17 (odd), 25, 27, 29, 35
Jan 13 1.4 1-27 (odd), 31, 33, 35, 36, 40, 41, 43, 51, 54, 69 Examples
Jan 14 Recitation

Jan 15 1.5 1-33 (odd), 36, 37 Examples
HW due: problems of section 1.1.
Jan 20 1.6 1-53 (odd) Examples
Jan 21 Recitation

Jan 22 3.1 1-15 (odd), 23, 25, 27, 31 Examples
HW due: problems of sections 1.2 and 1.4
Jan 27 3.2 1-27 (odd) Examples
Jan 28 Recitation

Jan 29 3.3
3.4
1-19 (odd)
1-21 (odd), 31, 33, 39, 43
Examples
Feb 3 3.5 1-23, 27, 30-33 (odd) Examples
HW due: problems of sections 1.5 and 1.6
Feb 4 Recitation

Feb 5 3.6
3.7
1-17 (odd), 21-25 (odd), 33, 37, 47, 48, 52, 53, 57
1-9 (odd), 13, 15
Examples
Feb 10 4.1
4.2
1-7 (odd), 13, 17, 19-23 (odd), 29-37 (odd)
1-31 (odd)
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 3.1 and 3.2.
Feb 11 Recitation

Feb 12 Test 1
HW due: problems of sections 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5.
Feb 17 4.3 1-27 (odd), 29-32 Motivation for vector spaces
Feb 18 Recitation

Feb 19 4.4 7-11 (odd), 15-19 (odd), 27, 29
Recommended: 1-6, 20-23
Examples
Feb 24 4.5
4.6
4.5: 5-11 (odd), 13, 15
4.6: 1, 3, 13, 23, 26, 31 , 35.
Recommended: 4.6: 24, 27, 30, 32, 33.
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 3.6 and 3.7.
Feb 25 Recitation

Feb 26 4.7 9-17 (odd), 29. Recommended: 1-8.
Feb 28-Mar 8 N/A
Spring holidays
Mar 10 5.1 1-15 (odd), 21-29 (odd), 33-41 (odd), 45 HW due: problems of sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3.
Test 1 re-do
Mar 11 Recitation

Mar 12 5.2
5.3
5-11 (odd), 15-27 (odd)
5-13 (odd), 21-27 (odd), 35
Summary of second order equations
Examples
Mar 17 5.4
5.5
5.4: 3-7 (odd), 11, 12, 17-21 (odd), 25, 27
5.5: 9, 11, 19, 21-29 (odd).
Recommended: 5.5: 41, 42, 44.
HW due: problems of sections 4.4 and 4.5.
Examples
Mar 18 Recitation

Mar 19 Test 2
HW due: problems of sections 4.6 and 4.7.
Mar 24 5.5
5.6
47-53 (odd), 59, 61
7-13 (odd). Recommended: 1-6.

Mar 25 Recitation

Mar 26 5.6 21, 25, 27
Mar 31 7.1
7.2
1-15 (odd), 21, 24-26
1-9 (odd), 13-17 (odd), 26
HW due: problems of sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3.
Examples
Apr 1 Recitation

Apr 2 6.1
7.3
13-21 (odd), 34, 37
11-23 (odd), 38, 43
Due: test 2 extra credit.
Examples
Examples
Apr 7 7.5 5-13 (odd), 19, 23 (odd) Examples (as done in class)
Examples (as done in the textbook)
Summary
Apr 8 Recitation

Apr 9 6.2
6.3
10.1
13-27 (odd), 31, 36
5-11 (odd), 38
7-15 (odd), 27-33 (odd)

Apr 14-Apr20 N/A
Dead week
Apr 14 10.2
10.3
11-25 (odd), 28, 32, 37
9-19 (odd), 23-26, 27-37 (odd)
HW due: problems of sections 5.4, 5.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.5.
Extra credit: problems of sections 5.6, 6.2, and 6.3.
Apr 15 Recitation

Apr 16 10.4 7-21 (odd)
Apr 20 N/A
Undergraduate classes end
April 23 Final exam


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