Ordinary Differential Equations - Math 325 - Spring 2009
Introduces the methods, theory, and applications of differential equations. Includes first-order, second and higher-order linear equations, series solutions, linear systems of first-order differential equations, and the associated matrix theory. May include numerical methods, non-linear systems, boundary value problems, and additional applications.
Notes, textbooks and calculators are not allowed during prelims and the final examination.
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Prelims count 15% each, the final 25%, the collective patterns of learning and attitudes in Math 325 count for 10% of the final score and the remaining 20% is apportioned among homework, quizzes and class participation. 1% bonus point is awarded for each participation in extracurricular mathematical activities such as the Math Club, the University of Virginia Undergraduate Lecture Series, the IMA lecture series.
There will be a short quiz every Wednesday, unless otherwise announced. It will be returned to you on Tuesday.
To be handed in at the Wednesday discussion meeting. Do all problems assigned. Part will be graded and returned to you the next week. Please be sure that your work is legible.
No late homework will be accepted. You may work cooperatively on assignments provided
An incomplete will be given only in those rare circumstances where a student has completed all but a small portion of the course with a grade C or better and a severe, unexpected event prevents him/her from completing the course. In particular, if you get behind in the course you cannot ``bail out" by taking an incomplete.
You are responsible for the material covered in class, whether you attend or not. You are also responsible for the announcements made during class; these may include changes in the syllabus.