Math 3D (44520) - Fall 2019

Introduction to Differential Equations

Lecturer Dr. Neil Donaldson
Office RH 472
Office Hours MW 11--12 + 1--2
Lecture Times MWF 2pm DBH 1600

Teaching Assistant(s) Shichen Tang
Discussion Times Office/Hours RH 425/TuTh 12--1 + W 3--5

Syllabus Methods of solution of several types of differential equation. Modeling of vibrations and resonance. Systems of ODEs. Laplace Transforms. Power Series Methods.

Course Text Notes on Differential Equations by Jiří Lebl, available free! online (see also the host site for other goodies...)

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Assessment The final grade for the course will be tentatively be computed as follows: 45% Final Exam, 25% Midterm, 20% Quizzes, 10% Homework Add/Drop & Enrollment Questions

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Class Policies + Grading
Academic Honesty Both the Math department and UCI take a dim view of dishonest behavior with regards to assessments: submitting another's work as your own, copying during exams, bringing notes to exams, etc. Harsh penalties are in place for students who are caught; depending on the seriousness you may be given an F for the assessment, for the class as a whole, or even suspended from the University.

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