Math 23, Winter 2005

Differential Equations

General Information Syllabus Homework Assignments Exam Related

General Information

Instructors Lectures Textbook
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Tutorials Disabilities


Section 1
Instructor Mark Skandera
Office 412 Bradley
Office hours M 6:30-7:30PM,
W 5-6PM, F 3-4PM.
Phone 646-1720


Section 1
Instructor Mark Skandera
Classroom Carson L01
Lecture (MWF) 1:45-2:50
X-hour Thurs 1:00-1:50

If you are shy about asking questions during lecture, try asking these suggested questions.


Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (8th edition) by Boyce & DiPrima. Published by Wiley.


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. These exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam Midterm 1 Midterm 2
Date January 31
February 21
March 12
Time (in class) (in class) 11:30 - 2:30 PM
Classroom Carson L01
Carson L01
Carson L01

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

Homework Policy

Students who understand the homework sets typically perform better on the exams.


The course grade will be based upon two midterm exams, a final exam, homework, and class participation.

Midterm 1 100 points
Midterm 2 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
Written assignments
50 points
Class participation
50 points
Total 500 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING. Do feel free to discuss the general ideas of the problems with other students.


Teaching assistant Geoff Goehle will provide tutorial assistance for this course (help with your homework) in 104 Gerry on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, from 7 - 9 pm. Tutorials will begin on Sunday, January 9. Private tutors may be available through the Tutor Clearinghouse. If you would like to have a private tutor, please go to 301 Collis and fill out an application as early in the term as possible. There may be a waiting list.


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.