Math 23, Winter 2007

Differential Equations

General Information Syllabus Homework Assignments Exam Related

General Information

Instructors Lectures Textbook
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Tutorials Disabilities


Instructor O. Dearricott
Office 314 Kemeny Hall
Office hours M 3-4 PM,
W 3-4 PM,
F 3-4 PM.
Phone 646-3507
Email Owen Dearricott


Classroom Kemeny 007
Lecture (MWF) 1:45-2:50
X-hour Thurs 1:00-1:50


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 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
February 20, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
March 12, 11:30 - 2:30 pm
Classroom Rockefeller 003
Rockefeller 003
Kemeny 008

Homework Policy


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
Total 450 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 Ms. Naomi Davis will provide tutorial assistance for this course (help with your homework). Tutorials meet 7-9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday in Kemeny Hall 105. 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.