Math 23

Winter 2010

Winter 2010

Differential equations relate a function to some expression involving its derivatives or partial derivatives. Any quantity that obeys rules involving its various rates of change can be modeled with these equations. These kinds of equations therefore occur throughout the sciences, engineering, economics and medicine.

There is one section of Math 23 this winter taught by Professor Dorothy Wallace. It meets at the 11 hour-- MWF 11:15-12:20 and x-hour Tu 12-12:50. We will use the x-hour often.

** Honor principle**. Exams: no help given or received. Homework:
*no copying*, however collaboration on approaches to problems is
encouraged. Write-ups must be done individually. Short paper:
discussion with others encouraged. You must write it yourself
with proper citations. I encourage you to consult with a writing
editor (the College provides these through its writing programs).

**Special needs**: Let me know if you have any, by the first 2 weeks.
Also stop by the Academic Skills Center in 301 Collis to register for support
services.

**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 asap.

**Religious observance**: Some students may wish to take part
in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you
have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in
the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of
the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Homework: 20%

Midterm: 20%

Short paper: 20%

Final 40%