Math 23:  Differential Equations


Marcia Groszek  and  Jeffrey Strom

Final Exam:  June 2, 1:30--3:30 in 102 Bradley
It will cover the whole course, with emphasis on Chapter 10.

 Homework Assignments

Textbook:  Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, 7th edition.

Homework:   Daily homework and reading will be assigned each class period
and due before the next class period.  There will also be a few longer homework
assignments, distributed periodically during the term, which you will have one or
two weeks to complete.  Homework will be graded out of 10 points, and you will
receive an automtic five points for making an attempt at all the problems.  Late
homework is eligible only for the automatic 5 points.  If you have a valid reason
for turning in homework late (such as illness or a family emergency) please talk to
your professor.  Your lowest two daily homework grades will be dropped before
computing your end-of-term average.

Exams:   The midterm exam schedule is
Exam 1  Thursday,  April 19  6PM - 8PM Chapters 2 and 3
Exam 2 Thursday, May 17 6 PM - 8 PM  Chapters 5 and 7

There will be one final exam, to be scheduled by the registrar.  If you have a
conflict with a midterm exam, please talk to your professor as soon as possible
about scheduling an alternate time.  Final exams are given only during the
scheduled times; please do not make plans to leave campus during final exam
period before you know when your finals are scheduled.  Calculators are not
allowed on exams.

Grading:    Grades in Math 23 will be computed as follows:  Homework 20%,
midterms 25% each, final 30%.

Honor Principle:    Every student who matriculates at Dartmouth agrees to
abide by the academic honor principle.  You have an obligation to act with
integrity in your own academic work, and to take action if you observe honor
code violations by others.  Academic integrity is essential to the scholarly
enterprise and we take it seriously.

In Math 23, you are encouraged to work together on homework problems,
and to use professors, other students, other textbooks, and generally any
resource you can find that will help you understand and work the problems.
You must write up the homework solutions by  yourself in your own words.
In brief, collaborate but don't copy.

You must do all work on exams independently, without giving or receiving
assistance of any kind.

Special Concerns:  Please talk to your professor as soon as possible, or
whenever something comes up, about any special concerns you have about the
class.  If you have a disability and may require disability-related accommodations,
talk to the professor as soon as possible; this includes invisible disabilities like
chronic diseases, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities.  If you have
athletic or other extracurricular commitments and hope to accommodate them
(for example, by taking midterms at alternative times), talk to the professor.  If
you are ill and fall behind on work, talk to the professor.  If you are in any way
concerned about the course or your performance in it, talk to the professor.
If you can't do the homework, talk to the professor. Make an appointment,
either after class or viaphone or blitzmail, if you can't make regular office
hours.  We are here and we want to see you.