Math 23, Autumn 2004

Math 23, Autumn 2004,
Differential Equations

Homework and Notes Syllabus DEs web links Exam Related Classlist


Midterm solutions available

General Information


Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems, by W. Boyce and R. DiPrima, 8th edition, 2004, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (available at Wheelock Books).

Scheduled Lectures

Section Instructor Classroom Lecture (MWF) X-hour
1 Rob Hladky Bradley 105 (10) MWF 10.00 - 11.05 Th 12.00-12.50


Section Instructor Office Office Hours Phone E-mail
1 Rob Hladky 411 Bradley Hall M,F: 2-3.20; Tu:11.30-1
or by appt.
646-2960 BlitzMail


Exam Date Time Classroom
Midterm exam
Part 1: Wed. Nov 11/3
Part 2: 11/3- Mon 11/8
Part 1: In class
Part 2: due 10.00
Part 1: In class
Part 2: take-home
Final exam
Sat 12/4 8.00 tba

If you have a legitimate conflict with these exams dates and times, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.  Please do not wait until shortly before the exam.

Note. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans.

Homework Policy

Homework sets will be assigned for each class. Some suggested reading and problems will be posted for each class day. In addition some required problems will be assigned each week and are due to be turned in during class on each Wednesday. Late homework will not be accepted. The assignments and announcements are posted on the Homework web page.

The homework scores not only count count towards your final grade and allow you to practice and refine your skills but, historically, those students who do the homework sets regularly fair better on the exams.


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, the final exam, and the homework.

Midterm exam 100 points
Final exam 150 points
100 points
Total 350 points

The Honor Principle

Private Tutoring

Tutor Clearinghouse may have private one-on-one tutors available for Math 23. The tutors are recruited on the basis that they have done well in the subject, and are trained by the Academic Skills Center. If a student receives financial aid, the College will pay for three hours of tutoring per week. If you would like to have a tutor, please go to 301 Collis and fill out an application as early in the term as possible.


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. (All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Disabilities Coordinator may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability.) Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.