Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 10e
Boyce and DiPrima
Course Description :
We will cover most of the textbook. This includes formulating physical
systems as differential equations, learning various methods to solve them,
basics of infinite series and how to use them to solve differential
equations, studying linear and nonlinear systems of differential equations,
and topological methods.
The broad learning goals of the course are:
Model various physical phenomena with
Understand that solutions to differential equations can
be addressed with both exact methods and qualitative methods
Class Attendence:: If you need to miss a class because of
a conflicting obligation (away sports game, religious holiday, etc.),
let me know ahead of time.
Workload:: Daily homework (except on test days)
should normally take two hours to complete. The three semester tests and the
final exam will require a substantial amount of studying if you
want to do well.
Grinnell College's Academic Honesty policy is located in the Student Handbook
available online. It is the College's expectation that students be aware
of and meet the expectations expressed in this policy. In this course,
students are allowed to work with others on the homework
but they should acknowledge at the top of their assignment who they worked with.
If you have specific physical, psychiatric or learning disabilities and
require accomodations, please let me know early in the semester so that
your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide
documentation of your disability to the Associate Dean and Director of
Academic Advising, Autumn Wilke (x3089), located on the third
floor of JRC.
Three One-Hour Exams (3x17%=51%)
Final Exam (34%)