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 198 - Spring 14 - 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: Fundamentals of Differential Equations, Nagle, Saff, Snider, 8th edition.

Lecture 07 meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 09:35am–10:50am, Stevenson Center 1308.

Contact Information and Office hours.
Lecturer's office: Stevenson Center 1515.
Lecturer's email: marcelo.disconzi@vanderbilt.edu.
Lecture's office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4pm, or by appointment. 
Lecturer's office phone: 322-7147.
General Math Office: Stevenson Center 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." They can be found in the library or bought at a reasonable price at Amazon.

Exams.

Description
Date and time
Location Remarks
Test 1
Thu, Feb 27
in class
Covering all material up to section 4.7. Practice midterm. Here the solutions. Review session on Monday, February 24, 6pm, at SC 1432.
Test 2
Thu, Apr 3
in class Covering chapter 7 and section 8.2.
Practice midterm. And here the solutions.
Review session on Friday, March 28, 6pm, SC 1432.
Final exam
Wed, Apr 23, 9-11am
SC 1308
Covering all the material. Here is a practice final. Here the solutions.


Announcements.

The last two classes (April 15 and April 17) will be used to review the material as preparation for the final exam.
Here is a practice final. Here the solutions.

Extra class / review session for the second midterm.
Friday, March 28, 6pm, at SC 1432. Here a Practice midterm. And here the solutions.

Extra class / review session for the first midterm.
Monday, February 24, 6pm, at SC 1432.  Here a practice midterm. Here the solutions.



Schedule.
Below is a schedule for the course. 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 7
1.1
1.1: 1-15 (odd)
Examples
Jan 9
1.2
1.2: 1-11 (odd), 15, 19-27 (odd), 30, 31
Examples
Jan 14
2.2
2.2: 1-33 (odd), 34, 37, 40
Examples
Jan 16
2.3
2.4
2.3: 7-21 (odd), 29, 31, 35, 36
2.4: 1-27 (odd)
Examples
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 1.1 and 1.2.
Jan 20


Last day to drop the class with no grade.
Jan 21
2.6
2.6: 1-29 (odd)
Examples
Jan 23
3.2
3.3
3.2: 1, 3, 5
3.3: 1, 3, 5, 7
HW due: problems of sections 2.2 and 2.3.
Jan 28
3.5
4.2
3.5: 1,3
4.2: 1-25 (odd)

Jan 30
4.3
4.4
4.3: 1-27 (odd)
4.4: 1-31 (odd)
Summary
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 2.4, 2.6, and 3.2.
Feb 4
4.6
4.6: 1-17 (odd)

Feb 6
4.6
4.7

4.7:
1-19 (odd)

Examples
HW due: problems of sections 3.3, 3.5, and 4.2.
Feb 11
7.2
7.2: 1-27 (odd), 29a, 29b
Examples
Feb 13
7.3
7.4
7.3: 1-27 (odd)
7.4: 1-35 (odd)

Feb 18
7.5
7.5: 1-27 (odd)
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 4.3 and 4.4.
Feb 20
7.6
7.6: 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 27

Feb 25
7.7
7.7: 1-19 (odd)
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 4.6 and 4.7
Feb 27
Midterm 1


Mar 4
Spring Break


Mar 6
Spring Break


Mar 11
7.8
7.8: 1-23 (odd)
Examples
Mar 13
7.9
7.9: 1-23 (odd)
HW due: problems of sections 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4.
Mar 14


Last day to drop with a W in the course
Mar 18
8.2
8.2: 1-35 (odd)

Mar 20
8.3
8.3: 1-27 (odd), 35
HW due: problems of sections 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, and 7.9.
Mar 25
8.4
8.4: 1-29 (odd)

Mar 27
8.6
8.7
8.6: 1-37 (odd)
8.7: 1-19 (odd)
Examples
HW due: problems of section 8.2.
Apr 1
9.4
9.4: 1-25 (odd)

Apr 3
Midterm 2


Apr 8
9.5
9.5: 1-25 (odd), 37, 45, 49
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 8.3, and 8.4.
Apr 10
9.6
9.6: 1-21 (odd)
Examples
HW due: problems of sections 8.6, and 8.7.
Apr 15
Review


Apr 17
Review

HW due: problems of chapter 9.
Apr 23
Final Exam



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