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 2420 - Methods of Ordinary Differential Equations - sections 01 and 02

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, 9th edition, by Nagle, Saff, and Snider (required). Student's solutions manual (optional).

Lecture 01 meets on TR, 9:35am–10:50am, at Stevenson Center 1432 (4th floor of the Mathematics Building).
Lecture 02 meets on TR, 11:00am–12:15pm, at Stevenson Center 1432 (4th floor of the Mathematics Building).

Contact Information and Office Hours
Instructor's office: Stevenson Center 1515 (5th floor of the Mathematics Building).
Instructor's email: marcelo.disconzi@vanderbilt.edu.
Instructor's office hours: Thursdays, 1:00–4:00pm, or by appointment.
Instructor's office phone: (615) 322-7147.

Exams

Description Date
Location and Time
Remarks
Test 1 Thu, Sep 27
in class
Covering all material discussed up to (including) section 4.7. Practice test. Solutions. Because of the test, office hours will be held on Tuesday Sept 25 from 1 to 4pm, rather than Sept 27.
Test 2 Tue, Nov 6
in class
 
Final Exam Fri, Dec 14 (Lecture 01)
3pm, location TBA


Sat, Dec 08 (Lecture 02) 9am, location TBA


Schedule
Below 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 a computer symbol in the textbook, are optional.

Here are the class notes. These will be updated as the course progresses.

Date
Sections
HW
Remarks
Aug 23
1.1, 1.2
Appendix A: 1-7 (odd), 15, 17, 29-33 (odd)
1.1: 1-16
Appendix A is a review of calculus
Examples
Aug 28 1.2, 2.2 1.2: 1-7 (odd), 19-27 (odd)
2.2: 1, 3, 11-15 (odd)
Examples
HW Appendix A, 1.1, 1.2, 2.2 is due on Sept 4
Aug 30 2.3 2.3: 11-21 (odd), 35, 36 Examples
Sep 4 2.4 2.4: 1-8, 9-17 (odd), 27, 30 Examples
Sep 6 4.1, 4.2 4.1: 1-6
4.2: 1-11 (odd), 16, 18, 21, 26
HW 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2 is due on Sept 11
Sep 11 4.3 4.3: 1-17 (odd)
Sep 13 4.4 4.4: 1-8, 9-17 (odd), 27-32 Examples
HW 4.3, 4.4 is due on Sept 18
Sep 18 4.5, 4.6 4.5: 1, 2, 9-12
4.6: 5-15 (odd)

Sep 20 4.7, 4.9 4.7: 10-19
4.9: 3, 12
Examples
HW 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 is due on Sept 25
Sep 25 1.3, 1.4 1.3: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10
1.4: 1, 3, 6, 12, 13

Sep 27 Test 1

Oct 2 6.1, 6.2 6.1: 3, 4, 9-13 (odd)
6.2: 3, 5, 7

Oct 4 7.1, 7.2 7.2: 5-19 (odd), 29a, 29b, 30
Oct 9 7.3, 7.4 7.3: 3-19 (odd), 22, 24, 31
7.4: 3-11 (odd), 23-27 (odd), 32, 34

Oct 11 7.5 7.5: 3, 5, 9, 11, 17, 19, 26, 36
Oct 16 7.6 7.6: 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 22, 26
Oct 23 7.7 7.7: 4, 5, 7, 8,12, 27
Oct 25 7.8 7.8: 1, 3, 7, 11, 15, 17, 24, 29, 31
Oct 30 7.9 7.9: 1, 4, 11, 14, 15, 30, 33
Nov 1 8.1, 8.2 8.1: 1, 5, 6
8.2: 1-7 (odd), 8, 10, 13, 19, 21

Nov 6 Test 2

Nov 8 8.3 8.3: 3-9 (odd), 13-23 (odd)
Nov 13 8.4 8.4: 1-5 (odd), 10-12, 15, 17, 18
Nov 15 8.6

Nov 27 8.6, 8.7 8.6: 3-9 (odd), 11-17 (odd), 20-23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 36
Nov 29 8.7, 8.8 8.7: 5-11 (odd), 17, 18
Dec 4 8.8 8.8: 2, 3, 6, 19, 25
Dec 6 Review


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