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 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. Students taking this course for graduate credit should consult the MATH 5610 syllabus.

Textbook: Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 7th edition, by Nagle, Saff, and Snider (required). Student's solutions manual (optional).

Classes meet on TR, 9:3510:50am, at Stevenson Center 1117 (1st 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, 1:004:00pm, or by appointment.
Instructor's office phone: (615) 322-7147.

Exams

Description Date
Location and Time
Remarks
Test 1 Feb 13
in class

Test 2 Mar 29
in class

Final Exam May 1
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.

Date Section HW problems Remarks
Jan 9 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
Jan 11 1.2, 2.2 1.2: 1-7 (odd), 19-27 (odd)
2.2: 1, 3, 11-15 (odd)

Jan 16 2.3 2.3: 11-21 (odd), 35, 36
Jan 18 2.4 2.4: 1-8, 9-17 (odd), 27, 30
Jan 23 3.2, 4.1 3.2: 1, 3, 5
4.1: 1-6

Jan 25 4.2 4.2: 1-11 (odd), 16, 18, 21, 26
Jan 30 4.3 4.3: 1-17 (odd)
Feb 1 4.4, 4.5 4.4: 1-8, 9-17 (odd), 27-32
Feb 6 4.5, 4.6 4.5: 1, 2, 9-12
4.6: 5-15 (odd)

Feb 8 4.7 4.7: 10-19
Feb 13 Test 1

Feb 15 5.1, 5.2 5.2: 4-10, 15, 25
Feb 20 1.3, 1.4 1.3: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10
Feb 22 1.4, 5.3 1.4: 1, 3, 6, 12, 13
5.3: 1-7

Feb 27 9.1, 9.2 9.1: 1-6, 9, 10
9.2: 1-6

Mar 1 9.3, 9.4 9.3: 6-8, 11, 15, 29, 41-43
9.4: 3-21 (odd), 25, 27, 28

Mar 3-11 N/A
Spring break
Mar 13 9.5 9.5: 13-25 (odd), 37, 49
Mar 15 9.6 9.6: 1, 3, 11-21 (odd)
Mar 20 9.7 9.7: 1-6, 11, 12
Mar 22 9.8 9.8: 1-6, 12, 17, 26
Mar 27 5.4, 12.1 5.4: 3-6, 10, 15, 28
Mar 29 Test 2

Apr 3 12.2 12.2: 3-12, 15, 21, 26
Apr 5 12.3 12.3: 1-7 (odd), 9, 10, 15, 17, 18
Apr 10 12.4 12.4: 7-17 (odd)
Apr 12 12.5 12.5: 1-17
Apr 17 12.6 12.6: 1-4, 11, 13-23 (odd)
Apr 19 12.7 12.7: 3, 7, 11
May 1 Final exam


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