Math 252 Section 1 Spring 2004
Introduction to Differential Equations
Prof. J. Duan
E1 Room 115B
Tel: 567-5335
E-mail: duan@iit.edu
Class Hours: MWF 1:50pm--3:05pm in E1 Room 025
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm--1:50pm or by appointment
TA/Grader: Ms. Yin Luo
luoyin@iit.edu
This is an introductory course about basic ideas and methods
for ordinary differential equations and their applications.
We are particularly interested in developing skills to
read and study the
textbook. Not all material will be presented in class.
We will expect you to
acquire some of the material. Our responsibility is to
point out where you
should concentrate your study and to help pace your
progress through the course.
We will also use the software package Maple to explore
solutions of differential equations.
Textbook:
A First Course in Differential Equations by D. G. Zill,
7th Edition
Chapter 1-3: ------------- 1-2 weeks
Chapter 4: ---------------- 2-3 weeks
Chapter 5: ---------------- 2 weeks
Chapter 6: ----------------- 1-2 weeks
Chapter 7: ---------------- 2 weeks
Chapter 8: ---------------- 3 weeks
Grading:
Homework (Weekly): 25%
Midterm Exam 1 (Feb 20): 25%
Midterm Exam 2 (April 2): 25%
Final Exam (May 13 at 10:30--12:30): 25%
Grading scale:
A 90 - 100, B 80 - 89, C 70 - 79, D 60 - 69, E 0 - 59.
No make-up exams will be given for unexcused absences. The final exam
will serve as the make-up exam for an excused and documented
absence. Homework assignments are due {\em in class} once a week.
Late homework will not be accepted. However, the 2
lowest homework scores will be dropped.
{\em The University policy on academic dishonesty will be
strictly enforced (see Student Handbook).}
Prerequisites:
Demonstrated calculus proficiency by satisfactory completion of
calculus courses.