MAT 303 ó CALCULUS IV WITH APPLICATIONS

SUMMER 09

 

Instructor: Marcelo Disconzi

(disconzi@math.sunysb.edu)

The course will develop the basic ideas of differential equations with an emphasis on applications. Although some of the most natural applications are in Physics and Engineering, students are encouraged to apply what they learn into their own field of interest. Suggestions in that regard are welcomed.

We will develop some computer based applications with the software Mathematica. Students can buy a licensed copy of Mathematica at Seawolves Marketplace by $ 5.00 (you must have your student ID with you in order to buy it).

The textbook used in this course is Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Fourth Edition, by C. Henry Edwards and David E. Penney. You are free to use other books if you wish, but keep in mind most exercises are going to be assigned from the textbook. Exercises which are not from the textbook are going to be posted on the webpage.

Homework problems are going to be assigned every week and they must be submitted before the deadline (see below for a list ofhomework problems). Late homework will not be accepted.

There will be a 10-15 minutes quiz every Monday. We will have a Midterm on Thu, July 30th and the Final Exam on Mon, August 17th.

Classes are on M, W, and Th from 6:00pm to 9:05pm in Old Chemistry 144 (donít you know where the Old Chemistry is? Click here for a map).

For more information concerning the course, including the grading policy, click here.

Course information

My office hours are on Mon 2:00pm-4:00pm at the MLC and Mon 4:30-5:30pm at my office (2-114, second floor of the Math Building; donít you know where the Math Bld is? Click here for a map). Recall, however, that the MLC is a place for helping students; hence, you may come to the MLC any time you want and certainly you will find a tutor there to help you.

If this schedule does not work for you, send me an email (disconzi@math.sunysb.edu) to set up an appointment.

Office hours

The Midterm will be on Thu, July 30th covering material from HW 1 to HW 5.

Click here for a practice midterm, and here for the solutions. You should also review the fully graded problems of the homework.

 

The Final Exam will be on Mon, August 17th. It will be cumulative but with emphasis on HW 6 to HW 10. Click here for a practice final, and here for some solutions. You should also review the fully graded problems of the homework.

 

Homework change: notice that problems 34 and 40 of section 3.1 are due on Monday 27th.

 

No quiz on Monday 27th.

Announcements

Unless otherwise specified, all homework problems are from the textbook: Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Fourth Edition, by C. Henry Edwards and David E. In the table below the first column indicates the homework number, the second one indicates the assigned exercises in the form SEC: Exercises, where exercises in a sequence are indicated by a hyphen, e.g., 1.6: 2-7 means exercises 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 of section 1.6. Problems which are not from the book are marked with a link where you can download them from. The fully graded problems are indicated in red (if you donít know what I mean by this, see the grading policy by clicking here).

If you do not have the book, you can get the exercises here.

The course has a grader: Evan Wright (evanpw@math.sunysb.edu ).

 

Homework assignments

Students are encouraged to bring suggestions and to discuss with me any concerns they might have. But if you do not feel comfortable about seeing me to discuss something you think is not being properly handled in the course, here you have the opportunity to send me some anonymous feedback.

Anonymous feedback

HW #

Exercises

Due date

Comments

1

1.1: 1-3, 7, 10, 20, 22, 25, 27, 28

Thu, July 16

 

2

1.1: 29, 30, 32, 34, 36, 45 1.2: 3, 6, 26 1.4: 4, 10, 12, 22, 26, 27, 30, 36, 41, 52 1.5: 1, 7, 18, 33, 34, 36,38, 41 1.6: 4, 12, 22, 28, 46, 48, 71, 72 2.1: 10-12,13, 21,23, 35 2.2: 2, 9, 11, 21

Mon, July 20

 

3

2.3: 2, 4, 10, 21, 22, 24, 30 3.1: 4, 8, 10, 14, 20, 25, 46

Thu, July 23

 

4

3.1: 34, 40 3.2: 4, 5, 16, 23 3.3: 5, 8, 10, 16, 24

1.3: 3, 11, 14, 18, 25, 26 2.4: 4, 8, 13, 28 2.6: 3, 5, 8

Mon, Jul 27

Sections 1.3, 2.4 and 2.6 involve computer application are optional.

5

3.4: 2, 4, 10-12, 14, 19, 24, 27 3.5: 3,6,10,14,20,38,55

Thu, Jul 30

Midterm on July 30 (no problem were graded, full credit for those who handed the hw)

6

3.6:4, 6, 8, 19-23, 30 3.7: 1-3, 10, 14

Mon, Aug 3

 

7

4.1: 2, 6, 12, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27

Thu, Aug 6

 

8

4.2: 6, 10, 21, 22, 38 5.1: 3-5, 13, 18, 22, 31 5.2: 4, 12, 30

Mon, Aug 10

 

9

5.4: 2, 12, 18, 27 6.1: 1, 2, 3, 14, 18

Thu, Aug 13

 

10

6.2: 3-7, 13-16, 20, 33 6.3: 1,14 6.4: 1,18 6.5: 1-4 7.1: 2, 4 7.2: 4, 10, 11

Mon, Aug 17

Section 6.5 is optional. Final on July 17