Instructor: Cary Lee, Ph.D.
Office: Techmall 70-211
Telephone: 644 -7894
Office Hours: Mon, Wed 12:30 - 1:30pm,
T,Th 12:30 - 2pm
This course is an introduction to ordinary differential eqiuations including both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as applications in a variety of disciplines. Introduces the theoretical aspects of differential equations and system of equations, including the determination of the existence of solutions and various techiques for obtaining solutions (separation of variables, variation of parameters, serious solutions, Laplace transforms, etc.)
A first course in
Brooks/Cole ISBN 13: 978-1-111-82705-2
Course Prerequisite: The basic requirement is a grade C or better in Math 280, but the successful completion of Math 284 will be recommended.
Calculator requirement: Any graphing calculator such as TI82, 83, 84, 86, or 92 will be sufficient. Most of the exercises required symbolic integration and should be done by hand. Only a few sections in the textbook requires numeric approximations and hence requires a scientific or graphing calculator.
Grades: This course is offered for a grade of A, B, C, D, or F. The grade distribution is as follows:
|A||.........||90 - 100%|
|B||.........||80 - 89%|
|C||.........||70 - 79%|
|D||.........||60 - 69%|
|F||.........||00 - 59%|
|5 short quizzes @25 pts||125|
|2 one-hour exams @100 pts||200|
Homework will be assigned at the end of each class meeting, and if you are eager to do the exercises in advance, you can get the assignment from the next webpage (see top of page).
Expectation of Students:
Any student who cheats on any of the tests, or disrupts the class or hinders the progress of any other student will be dropped from the class, and his/her misconduct will be stored in Grossmont College's record.