Math 198

Text: A first course in Differential Equations, Dennis G. Zill, Eighth Edition
Instructor: Daphne Manoussaki
Office: SC 1418
Office Hours: Tuesday 11am-12noon and Friday 11am-12noon, or by appointment

Syllabus

DateSectionsHomework
1/11 1.1 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 23, 27, 36, 50
1/13 1.2 1, 7, 9
1/16 1.2 17, 19, 21, 23
1/18 2.2 and Quiz 1 p.54, Probs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15, 21, 27
1/202.3 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 21, 23
1/232.3, 2.4 p. 73, 1, 3, 5, 9
1/252.4 p 73, nos 7, 11, 13, 15, 21
1/272.5 p. 78, nos 1, 3, 7, 9, 23, 25
1/302.5 , p. 78, nos 15, 17, 19 , review problem 8 and review handout sheet
2/1Review
2/3Test 1
2/63.1
2/83.1 (mixtures of salt solutions)
2/103.2 (Reacting chemicals)
2/133.2 (Reacting chemicals and partial fractions)
Also, handed out these notes: phases of love (scroll down to the love story)
2/154.1 Initial and Boundary Value Problems
2/174.1 Linear Dependence / Linear independence of solutions
2/204.2 Method of Reduction of Order
2/224.3 Homogeneous equations with constant coefficients
2/244.3 Homogeneous equations with constant coefficients
2/27Review
3/1Test 2
3/34.4 Method of Undetermined Coefficients
3/134.4 Method of Undetermined Coefficients
3/154.6 Variation of Parameters
3/174.7: Cauchy Euler Equations (+Quiz 4)
3/205.1.1
3/225.1 (continued)
3/24Review
3/27Test 3
3/297.1 Laplace Transforms1, 3, 11, 13
3/31
Final exam: Tuesday, May 2, 9am.
Alternate final : Thursday April 27, 12:00 noon.

Tests: There are four tests scheduled on the syllabus, and one final exam. Tests dates cannot be changed. Only the best 3 out of the four tests will be considered for the final grade. The lowest of the 4 tests can be dropped. The final exam, which is comprehensive, cannot be dropped. Each test is worth 24% of the grade. The final is also worth 24% of the grade.
Quizzes: There will be four quizzes during the semester. Each quiz will be worth 1% of the grade. The quizzes will start exactly on the hour. No late or makeup quizzes will be given. The quiz dates are:
January 18, January 27, February 17, March 15.
Scheduled Test dates: February 3, March 1, March 27, April 12.
Grades: The usual scale (A:93-100, A-: 90-92, B+: 87-89, B:83-86, B-:80-82, C+:77-79, C: 73-76, C-: 70-72, D+: 67-69, D: 63-66, D-:60-62, F:0-59) will be used. Grades will be based on the three tests (100 points each) and the final exam (100 points).
Honor code: All work submitted for credit is subject to the provisions of the Vanderbilt Honor Code. If you need course accommodation due to a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please let me know as soon as possible. If you are a member of an athletic team or other school organization that may require you to miss class, please let me know ahead of time.

Important dates for Spring 2006.
January 12. Change period begins.
January 18. Change period ends at 4 p.m.
March 8. Mid-semester undergraduate deficiency reports due in to University Registrar.
March 4-12. Spring break.
March 17. Last day undergraduates may withdraw from spring semester courses; last day undergraduates can change from pass-fail to graded status in a course.
April 24. Last class for math 198 (it will be a review session).
April 25. Classes end in Arts and Science.
April 27-May 4. Reading days and examinations in Arts and Science.