(01/16/18) I am moving the whole course management to Piazza. All files, schedule updates, and announcements will be posted there. This page won't be updated from now on.
Description: Intermediary Differential Equations
Instructor: Casian Pantea. Email
Class Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2:30-3:20 PM in Woodburn 116
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-2:20 PM, Wednesdays 3:30-4:20 PM, in Armstrong Hall 305B
Info Sheet containing more or less the stuff on this webpage.
We'll use Piazza: https://piazza.com/wvu/firstsemester2019/math564/home
- 30% Final Exam
- 40% Midterm Exams
- 15% Quizzes
- 15% Homework assignments
- Letter grades will be assigned according to the scheme
- A 90-100% | B 80-90% | C 70-80% | D 60-70% | F 0-60%
- Monday, April 29 2019, 11:00AM - 1:00 PM in Woodburn 116
- Final is cumulative.
- Two 50-minutes in-class exams, on February 20 and April 1
- No make-up exam will be given.
- Six homeworks will be assigned throughout the semester, five of which will count towards your grade.
- Homework will always be collected at the beginning of the class (see schedule below for due dates).
- Late turn-ins will not be accepted.
- Six quizzes will be given in class, according to the schedule posted below. Best five will count towards your grade.
Course Schedule (subject to changes)
|Mon, Jan 7||Introduction. Examples of ODEs from mechanics||1.1-1.2|
|Wed, Jan 9||First order ODE systems||1.3-1.4|
|Fri, Jan 11||Review of vector algebra; Existence and uniqueness of solutions||1.4-1.6|
|Mon, Jan 14||Existence, uniqueness, continuity. The Gronwall inequality||1.6-1.7|
|Wed, Jan 16||Short review. Intro to linear systems||2.1||HW1 due|
|Fri, Jan 18|
|Wed, Jan 23||Quiz 1|
|Fri, Jan 25|
|Mon, Jan 28|
|Wed, Jan 30||HW2 due|
|Fri, Feb 1|
|Mon, Feb 4|
|Wed, Feb 6||Quiz 2|
|Fri, Feb 8|
|Mon, Feb 11|
|Wed, Feb 13||HW3 due|
|Fri, Feb 15|
|Mon, Feb 18||Quiz 3|
|Wed, Feb 20||Midterm 1|
|Fri, Feb 22|
|Mon, Feb 25|
|Wed, Feb 27||HW4 due|
|Fri, Mar 1|
|Mon, Mar 4|
|Wed, Mar 6||Quiz 4|
|Fri, Mar 8|
|Mon, Mar 18|
|Wed, Mar 20||HW5 due|
|Fri, Mar 22|
|Mon, Mar 25|
|Wed, Mar 27||Quiz 6|
|Fri, Mar 29|
|Mon, Apr 1||Midterm 2|
|Wed, Apr 3|
|Fri, Apr 5|
|Mon, Apr 8|
|Wed, Apr 10||HW 6 due|
|Fri, Apr 12|
|Mon, Apr 15|
|Wed, Apr 17||Quiz 6|
|Fri, Apr 19|
|Mon, Apr 22|
|Wed, Apr 24|
|Fri, Apr 26|
Doing Well in This Class
The material in this course is rich and non-trivial, and requires a certain degree of mathematical maturity on your part. As is often the case in math courses, we will constantly build upon previous stuff; therefore, not leaving gaps in your understanding of the material is crucial for succeeding. This will require a sustained effort on your part, and in addition to attending lectures, you are encouraged to take advantage of instructor's office hours. Of course, this is not a substitute for also working on your own; it is essential to think about the material, read the suggested texts, and solve homework problems by yourself or in collaboration with fellow students. This is necessary to being able to solve problems under the pressure of a quiz or an exam.
Academic Integrity Statement
The integrity of the classes offered by any academic institution solidifies the foundation of its mission and cannot be sacrificed to expediency, ignorance, or blatant fraud. Therefore, instructors will enforce rigorous standards of academic integrity in all aspects and assignments of their courses. For the detailed policy of West Virginia University regarding the definitions of acts considered to fall under academic dishonesty and possible ensuing sanctions, please see the West Virginia University Academic Standards Policy (http://catalog.wvu.edu/undergraduate/coursecreditstermsclassification). Should you have any questions about possibly improper research citations or references, or any other activity that may be interpreted as an attempt at academic dishonesty, please see your instructor before the assignment is due to discuss the matter.
The West Virginia University community is committed to creating and fostering a positive learning and working environment based on open communication, mutual respect, and inclusion.
If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing any type of accommodation in order to participate in your classes, please advise your instructors and make appropriate arrangements with the Office of Accessibility Services. (https://accessibilityservices.wvu.edu/)
More information is available at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (https://diversity.wvu.edu/) as well. [adopted 2-11-2013]