MAP 4305/5304 Sections 0099/17290 – Intermediate Differential Equations – Fall 2019

  • Instructor: Dr. Richard Crew, Little Hall 404
  • Office Hours: M5, W4, W6
  • Office phone: 352-294-2300
  • email: rcrew@ufl.edu
  • Classroom and meeting time: MWF 2

Course Description

This course is the sequel to MAP2302, the Math Department’s introductory course in differential equations. The text is the 7th edition of Nagle, Saff and Snider’s Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Values. We will cover most of chapters 5, 9, 11 and 12. NOTE: do not confuse this book with the similarly named “Fundamentals of Differential Equations” by the same authors, which lacks chapters 11 and 12.

Prerequisites

MAP 2302 is required. A course in linear algebra (MAS 3114 or MAS 4105) would be helpful, but we will cover the necessary material from scratch.

Course Format and Grading

The final course grade will be determined from five midterm exams, to be given on dates that will be announced later. There will be no exam during the regular final exam period. Homework will be assigned and discussed in class, but not collected or graded. Each exam will count for 20% of the total grade, and then final letter grades for the course as follows, depending on the student’s enrollment:

  • MAP5304: A, 90% or above; B, 80-89%; C,
    70-79%; D, 60-69%; E, 59% or below.
  • MAP4305: A, 90% or above; B,
    80-89%; C, 65-79%; D, 50-64%; E, 49% or below.

These percentages may be modified after the second midterm exam.

Tentative exam dates: September 6, September 27, October 25, November 15, December 4.

Course Policies

  • The student should be familiar with the University’s Academic Honesty Policies
  • Attendance will not be taken, but it is the student’s responsibility to attend classes, and to get notes for the lectures if a class must be missed. This policy is consistent with university regulations on attendance.
  • Makeups for exams must arranged in advance, except in the case of a documented medical emergency. Acceptable reasons for missing an exam are serious family emergencies, special curricular requirements of other units of the University, military obligations, religious holidays, severe weather conditions, or court-imposed legal obligations
  • Students requiring accommodation for disabilities must make arrangements through the Disability Resource Center.
  • Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction by completing online evaluations. Typically this process takes place during the last weeks of the semester. The results of the evaluations are available when they are tabulated.
  • Please silence your cell phones.

Metadata

This web page is the authoritative source for the syllabus and course requirements, and supersedes all previous versions.

Schedule of Exams and Assignments

Exam One – Monday, September 9

Due to Hurricane Dorian the exam has been moved to Monday. It will cover sections 5.2, 9.1 and 9.4-6. You should do the following problems to prepare:

  • §5.2: 3-21 (odd), 23, 24
  • §9.1: 1-13 (odd)
  • §9.4: 1-8, 13-25 (odd), 29-31
  • §9.5: 1-15 (odd), 19-26, 35, 36
  • §9.6: 1-9, 13, 14. Optional: 10-12

Note: I will hold office hours on Friday to replace the ones on Wednesday, 4th and 6th period.

Exam Two – Friday September 27

The exam will cover sections 9.7-8 and 8.2-4. You should do the following problems to prepare:

  • §9.7: 1, 3, 5, 11-16, 21, 22
  • §9.8: 7-11, 17-20
  • §8.2: 1-13 (odd), 29-34
  • §8.3: 1-27 (odd)
  • §8.4: 1-19 (odd)

Exam Three – Friday October 25

The exam will cover sections 12.1-5. You should do the following problems to prepare:

  • §12.2: 1-12
  • §12.3: 1-16, 21
  • §12.4: 1-12, 17, 19
  • §12.5: 1-15

Exam Four – Friday November 15

The exam will cover sections 12.6-7 and 11.8. You should do the following problems to prepare; note the change in the problems from section 11.8:

  • §12.6: 13-22, 25-28
  • §12.7: 1-6, 11-18
  • §11.8: 4-6,8,12,14

Note: You will want to pay particular attention to the problems in §11.8. This set of notes should help you with these problems.

Exam Five – Wednesday December 4

The exam will cover sections 11.2-6. You should do the following problems to prepare:

  • §11.2: 1-19 (odd)
  • §11.3: 1, 2, 17-22
  • §11.4: 1-25 (odd)
  • §11.5: 1-5
  • §11.6: 1-19 (odd)