Differential Equations

Dr. Carolyn Gordon (12 hour) | Dr. Adrianna Gillman (10 hour) |
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Office: 205 Kemeny Hall | Office: 210 Kemeny Hall |

Office hours: Tu 2-3:30pm, Th 12-1:30pm and by appointment | Office hours:TuTh 2-3:30pm and by appointment |

email (preferred) | email (preferred) |

Note that you do not need an appointment to attend regularly-scheduled office hours. If you have a conflict you may make an appointment to meet outside those times.

**Textbook:** Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems by Boyce and DiPrima. 9th edition.

**Supplemental Textbook:** Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers by Jiří Lebl.

**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. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills
Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

**On Exams**: No assistance may be given or received except that you may ask the instructor for clarification of a problem. In particular, no calculators or computing devices may be used.

**On Homework**: You are permitted and encouraged to collaborate with other students on the
homework. However, after discussing the problems, you should each write up the final
solutions in your own words. You may use calculators and approved software. Additionally, you may consult your class notes
and text. It is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.

Lectures will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with x-hour used when needed.

10 (Gillman) | 12 (Gordon) |
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10:00-11:05 X-hour Th 12:00-12:50 | 12:30-1:35 X-hour Tu 1:00-1:50 |

Kemeny 105 | Kemeny 007 |

There are two scheduled exams, one midterm, held outside of class time, and the final exam.

Midterm 1 | Midterm 2 | Final Exam |
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Wednesday April 25 4-6pm | Wednesday May 16 4-6pm | Friday June 1 11:30am -2:30pm |

Location: Carpenter 013 | Location: Carpenter 013 | Location: Carpenter 013 |

**Homework** will be assigned from the text and will be due at the beginning of each class. The three lowest
homework scores will be dropped.

**Tutorials** are an additional resource for you to get help with the course. Similarly to office hours, they are times set aside for you to come for assistance with material. We have one teaching assistant, Nathan McNew.

Tutorials: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00-9:00 PMKemeny 007 |

Finally, through the Academic Skills Center you may join a study group or obtain a private tutor.

For each individual student, we will compute two different weighted averages of homework and exam scores, using the weights indicated in the two columns below. The higher of the two will be used to determine the student's final grade.

Midterm 1 | 27.5% | 20% |

Midterm 2 | 27.5% | 20% |

Homework | 15% | 15% |

Final Exam | 30% | 45% |

Last modified 29 March 2012 by AG.