Marcelo Mendes Disconzi

Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

email: marcelo.disconzi at vanderbilt.edu

office: Stevenson Center 1515

phone: (615) 322 7147

mail to: 1326 Stevenson Center Ln, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37240

Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

email: marcelo.disconzi at vanderbilt.edu

office: Stevenson Center 1515

phone: (615) 322 7147

mail to: 1326 Stevenson Center Ln, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37240

MATH 2610 - Ordinary Differential Equations, Section 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 and Boundary Value Problems, by Nagle, Saff, Snider, 7th edition (required). Student's Solutions Manual (optional).

Classes meet on TR, 1:15-2:30pm at Stevenson Center 1313.

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 and Boundary Value Problems, by Nagle, Saff, Snider, 7th edition (required). Student's Solutions Manual (optional).

Classes meet on TR, 1:15-2:30pm at Stevenson Center 1313.

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: Tuesdays, 3-5pm, Thursdays, 11am-12pm, or by appointment.

Instructor's officene: (615) 322-7147.

Instructor's office: Stevenson Center 1515 (5th floor of the Mathematics Building).

Instructor's email: marcelo.disconzi@vanderbilt.edu.

Instructor's office hours: Tuesdays, 3-5pm, Thursdays, 11am-12pm, or by appointment.

Instructor's officene: (615) 322-7147.

Class notes

Click here for the class notes, and
here for the class notes in handwritten form. If you find some inconsistency or something that seems wrong in the class notes, it is likely a typo. In this case, double check the handwritten class notes and let the instructor know so that the notes can be corrected.
Here are some complementary notes, whose section 1 complements section 1.2 of the textbook, and sections 2 and 3 complement sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the textbook.

Schedule

Below is an ongoing schedule for the course (for the academic calendar,
click here). This schedule is subject to change. Sections refer to sections of the textbook. HW will be collected on Brightspace. The suggested problems are additional problems for those who want further practice, but they will not be collected or graded.

Date | Sections covered | HW and remarks |
---|---|---|

Aug 24 | 1.1, 1.2 | Appendix A: 5, 7, 15, 17, 29-33 (odd). Appendix A is a review of calculus.1.1: 3-15 (odd). 1.2: 5, 7, 19-27 (odd).Due: Sept 4, 11:59pm.See section 1 of these complementary notes for more background. Examples of sections 1.1 and 1.2. Suggested problems: 1.1: 17, 1.2: 29. |

Aug 29 | 2.2, 2.3 | 2.2: 1, 3, 11-15 (odd). 2.3: 11-21 (odd), 35, 36. Due: Sept 11, 11:59pm.Examples of section 2.2. Examples of section 2.3. Suggested problems: 2.2: 29, 31. 2.3: 34. |

Aug 31 | 2.4, 4.1 | 2.4: 1-8, 9-17 (odd), 27, 30.4.1: 1-6.Due: Sept 11, 11:59pm.Examples of section 2.4. Suggested problems: 2.4: 31, 32, 33. 4.1: 7. |

Sept 5 | 4.2, 4.3 | 4.2: 1-11 (odd), 16, 18, 21, 26.4.3: 9-17 (odd).Due: Sept 18, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 4.2: 34, 35. 4.3: 35, 36. |

Sept 7 | 4.4, 4.5 | 4.4: 6, 8, 9-17 (odd), 29-32.4.5: 1, 2, 9-12.Due: Sept 18, 11:59pm.Examples of section 4.4. Suggested problems: 4.4: 33, 35. 4.5: 31, 33, 41. |

Sept 12 | 4.6 | 4.6: 5-15 (odd).Due: Sept 25, 11:59pm.Note: Section 4.6 will be on test 1, even if its HW is due after the test.Examples of sections 4.6 and 4.7. Suggested problems: 4.6: 20, 23. |

Sept 14 | 4.7 | 4.7: 10-19.Due: Sept 25, 11:59pm.Note: Section 4.7 will be on test 1, even if its HW is due after the test.Examples of section 4.7. Suggested problems: 4.7: 25, 26, 27. |

Sept 19 | 5.2, 9.1 | 5.2: 4-10, 15, 25. 9.1: 1-6, 9, 10.Due: Oct 2, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 5.2: 39. 9.1: 11. |

Sept 21 | Test 1 | Covering sections 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7. Study guide. Test solutions. |

Sept 26 | 9.2, 9.3 | 9.2: 1-6.9.3: 6-8, 11, 15, 29, 41-43.Due: Oct 9, 11:19pm.Linear algebra examples. Suggested problems: 9.2: 12, 13. 9.3: 37, 39. |

Sept 28 | 9.4 | 9.4: 3-21 (odd), 25, 27, 28.Due: Oct 9, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 9.4: 31, 34. |

Oct 3 | 9.5 | 9.5: 13-25 (odd), 37, 49.Due: Oct 16, 11:59pm.Examples of sections 9.4 and 9.5. Suggested problems: 9.5: 41, 42. |

Oct 5 | 9.6 | 9.6: 1, 3, 11-21 (odd).Due: Oct 16, 11:59pm.Examples of section 9.6. Suggested problems: 9.6: 23. |

Oct 10 | 9.7 | 9.7: 1-6, 11, 12.Due: Oct 23, 11:59pm.Examples of section 9.7. Suggested problems: 9.7: 27, 31. |

Oct 12 | 9.8 | 9.8: 1-6, 12, 17, 26. Due: Oct 23, 11:59pm.Examples of section 9.8. Suggested problems: 9.8: 27, 28, 29. |

Oct 17 | 5.4, 12.1 | 5.4: 3-6, 10, 15, 28.Due: Oct 30, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 5.4: 1, 2. |

Oct 19-20 | Fall break | |

Oct 24 | 12.2 | 12.2: 3-12, 15, 21, 26.Due: Nov 6, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 12.2: 24, 25. |

Oct 26 | 12.3 | 12:3: 1-7 (odd), 9, 10, 15, 17, 18. Due: Nov 6, 11:59pm.Examples of section 12.3. Suggested problems: 12.3: 21, 22. |

Oct 31 | 12.4 | 12.4: 7-17 (odd).Due: Nov 13, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 12.4: 18, 19, 20. |

Nov 2 | Test 2 | Covering sections 5.2, 9.1, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, and 9.8. Study guide. Test solutions. |

Nov 7 | 12.5 | 12.5: 1-17 (odd).Due: Nov 20, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 12.5: 18. |

Nov 9 | 12.6 | 12.6: 1-4, 11, 13-23 (odd). Due: Nov 20, 11:59pm.Examples of section 12.6. Suggested problems: 12.6: 25, 27. |

Nov 14 | 12.7 | 12.7: 3, 7, 11.Due: Nov 27, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 12.7: 1, 8, 15. |

Nov 16 | 5.1, 5.3 | 5.3: 1-7 (odd).Due: Dec 3, 11:59pm.Suggested problems: 5.3: 8. |

Nov 18-26 | Thanksgiving holidays | |

Nov 28 | 1.3, 1.4 | 1.3: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10.Due: Dec 3, 11:59pm.See sections 2 and 3 of these complementary notes for more background. Suggested problems: 1.3: 8, 9. |

Nov 30 | Test 3 | Covering sections 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, and 12.6. Practice test. Solutions to the practice test. Study guide. Test solutions. |

Dec 5 | Dead week | Discussion |

Dec 7 | Dead week | Discussion |

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