MATH 211 ODE and Linear Algebra Fall 2016

Course Information

  • InstructorChanghui Tan
  • LecturesM W F 11:00am - 11:50am
  • OfficeHBH 426
  • Office HoursM 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Teaching AssistantsHyunkyu Jun, William Stagner, Chengcheng Yang
  • TA SessionsTu Th Su 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • TextbookFarlow, Hall, McDill and West, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (2nd Edition) (ISBN: 0131860615)
  • SyllabusClick Here

Homework Assignments

  • Weekly homework will be assigned (see syllabus or Canvas), and collected every Wednesday at the beginning of the class. The first homework set is due on August 31. No late homework will be accepted for ANY reason! Instead, the two lowest homework grades will be dropped.
  • Homework assignments are not pledged. You are encouraged to discuss these problems amongst each other, but the final write-up must be your own. Problems must be written up in a self-contained way and the write up must contain all crucial steps and not just the final answer. The use of calculators or mathematical software is prohibited unless explicitly specified.

Exams

  • There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The schedules for the two midterms are as follows.
  • Midterm 1 Monday September 26, 7pm-9pm at Duncan Hall 1055
      Avg 82.83, Sd 12.94, Med 87, 90+ 45, 80+ 35, 70+ 16, 60+ 9, 60- 10
    Midterm 2 Thursday November 3, 7pm-9pm at Duncan Hall 1055
      Avg 65.88, Sd 17.11, Med 69, 90+ 5, 80+ 18, 70+ 31, 60+ 21, 50+ 23, 50- 17
  • The final exam will be on Wednesday December 7, 7-10pm. It is the policy of the Mathematics Department that no final may be given early to accommodate student travel plans. If you make travel plans that later turn out to conflict with the scheduled exam, then it is your responsibility to either reschedule your travel plans or take a zero in the final.
  • Books, notes, and calculators will not be allowed on exams. Make-up exams will be allowed only in the case of a documented medical emergency.

Grades

  • Your grade will be based distributed as follows:
  • Homework » 15%, 2 lowest grades will be dropped.
  • Midterm 1 » 20%
  • Midterm 2 » 25%
  • Final » 40%
  • You can monitor your grades via Canvas.

Contact Information

  • Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. You can also leave a comment via Canvas.

Course Syllabus

  • This is the tentative schedule which is subject to change. Homework assignments are due on Wednesday of the following week.
  •   DATE SECTION ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS
    M 08/22/2016 1.1  (1.1) 3,5,7 (1.2) 3,8,14,23,37,53,57 (1.3) 12,21,31,59 (1.4) 11
     Calculator is allowed for (1.4) 11.
    W 08/24/2016 1.2
    F 08/26/2016 1.3-1.4
         
    M 08/29/2016 1.5

     (1.5) 4,5,16,23 (2.1) 5,8,16,28 (2.2) 14,19,26,29,32,40,41
     For (2.2) 26,29, use any method you like. For (2.2) 40, see problem 34 for hint.

    W 08/31/2016 2.1
    F 09/02/2016 2.2
         
    M 09/05/2016 Labor Day  (2.3) 1,5 (2.4) 9,10,12,16 (2.5) 4,13,18,24
    W 09/07/2016 2.3-2.4
    F 09/09/2016 2.5
         
    M 09/12/2016 2.6  (2.6) 3,6 (3.1) 4,22,23,32,34,66,70,78 (3.2) 6,21,26,28,39
    W 09/14/2016 3.1
    F 09/16/2016 3.2
         
    M 09/19/2016 3.2-3.3  (3.2) 34,36,51,63,68 (3.3) 7,21,28 (3.4) 2,3,19,25,28,33,39
    W 09/21/2016 3.3-3.4
    F 09/23/2016 Review
         
    M 09/26/2016 3.5

     Midterm 1: on Monday 09/26, 7pm-9pm
     (3.5) 8,16,22,38,44,69 (3.6) 3,16,20,31,33,40,52,55,70

    W 09/28/2016 3.5
    F 09/30/2016 3.6
         
    M 10/03/2016 3.6  (4.1) 4 (4.2) 6,10,20,24,30 (4.3) 6,9,15,24,29,38,43
     [ Note ]
    W 10/05/2016 4.2
    F 10/07/2016 4.2-4.3
         
    M 10/10/2016 Midterm Recess  (4.1) 24,34 (4.2) 33,36,54 (4.3) 47,63 (4.4) 4,15,26,44 (4.5) 6,13,18 (4.6) 29
    W 10/12/2016 4.1-4.3
    F 10/14/2016 4.4,4.6
         
    M 10/17/2016 4.5  (4.5) 10,16 (6.1) 4,6,20 (5.1) 6,10,12,17,24,36,40,43,68,75
    W 10/19/2016 6.1
    F 10/21/2016 5.1
         
    M 10/24/2016 5.2  (5.2) 2,10,19,38,45,62 (5.3) 4,28,38,54,61 (6.2) 2,10,28,39
    W 10/26/2016 5.2-5.3
    F 10/28/2016 5.3,6.2
         
    M 10/31/2016 6.2, 6.5  Midterm 2: on Thursday 11/03, 7pm-9pm
    W 11/02/2016 Review
    F 11/04/2016 6.3
         
    M 11/07/2016 6.3-6.4  (6.2) 32, (6.3) 12,16,21(a)(b),31 (6.4) 1,8,12,15,19 (6.7) 1,6,14
      Also, check (6.4) 21-27, no need to submit.
    W 11/09/2016 6.4
    F 11/11/2016 6.7
         
    M 11/14/2016 7.1  (7.1) 2,12,19,24,32,37,39 (7.2) 4,9,11,18 (Due 11/28)
    W 11/16/2016 7.1-7.2
    F 11/18/2016 7.2
         
    M 11/21/2016 8.1  (8.1) 9,16,44,52 (Due 11/28)
    W 11/23/2016 8.1
    F 11/25/2016 Thanksgiving
         
    M 11/28/2016 8.2  (8.2) 3,8,12,14,21 (No need to submit)
    W 11/30/2016 8.2
    F 12/02/2016 Review