Ordinary Differential Equations

Fall Semester 1998
MATH 365.01 (3 credits), M W F, 10:00AM-10:50AM, Wickersham 107
Textbook:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 6th edition, William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, John Wiley and Sons, 1997.
Prerequisites:
A grade of C- or better in MATH 261 (Calculus III) is a prerequisite for this course.
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 9:00AM-10:00AM (M_W_F), 10:00-11:00AM (Tu_Th), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. Homework problems will be collected frequently and graded.
Tests:
Three 50-minute tests (09/25/98, 10/30/98, and 12/04/98) and a comprehensive exam (Saturday, December 19, 1998, 8:00AM-10:00AM). See the course content outline later for more detailed information.

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of a test, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the test is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Tests 50%
Exam 30%
Homework 20%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Course Contents:
Topics covered in this course will include the following. Other topics will be added as time and interests allow.

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