Introductory Differential Equations
First order differential equations, separation of variables, exact differential equations, integrating factors, second order differential equations with constant coefficients, general solutions, non-homogeneous equations, applications, equations with variable coefficients, series solutions, Laplace transforms. (4.5h lecture)
You are encouraged to keep up with the work and complete all assignments by due dates.
MWF 12:30 - 1:30
Labs M 4:30 - 5:30
Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 5th Edition, by Nagle, Saff and Snider (older editions cover all the material, but may have different question numbers)
Topics to be covered:
Introduction to Differential Equations (Chapter 1)
First Order Differential Equations (Chapter 2)
Modelling (Chapter 3)
Linear second order,differential equations (Chapter 4)
Systems and Phase Plane (Chapter 5)
Laplace Transforms (Chapter 7)
ACORN: http://acorn.acadiau.ca All handouts, assignments, solutions, Maple files etc, will be availbale through the ACORN webpage for Math 2723
Labs: The labs will consist of roughly 30 minutes of tutorial, and a 15 minute quiz. Laptops are required.
Assignments: Weekly assignments will be due in Fridays class. Late assignments will be penalized 20% per day starting at 1:30 on Friday.
Tests: There will be two tests held in the lab - October 6 and November 10 in the lab.
Final Exam: There will be a 3 hour written examination during the Fall Term examination period.
DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS UNTIL THE DATE FOR THE EXAMINATION HAS BEEN FINALIZED!
Software: We will make use of Maple in all aspects of the course including quizzes, tests, and exams. Maple 12 is available through Optional Software.
It is your responsibility to be aware of course requirements and deadlines, and to be present for tests and exams. It is a courtesy to your instructor to advise him or her when you must be absent from lectures. Missing tests or assignment deadlines because of illness or personal emergencies should be documented by signed excuses from physicians or counselors.
You are encouraged to work together on the homework, but you are expected to turn in your own assignments. Submitting someone else’s work as your own, copying on tests, and other forms of cheating will be dealt with under the clause concerning Academic Integrity in the Acadia Calendar.
If you are a student with a documented disability who
anticipates needing accommodation sin this course, please inform me after you
meet with Jill or Suzanne in Disability/Access Services, in the Student Resource
Center, lower floor of the old SUB.
firstname.lastname@example.org (585-1127), or email@example.com (585-1913).
Credit can be obtained for only one of Math 2023 and 2723.
Disclaimer: While the preceding information was prepared with care, Acadia University and the instructors accept no responsibility for actions caused by misinformation or misinterpretation.
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