Spring 2020 map-2302 section 022H

Current Announcements

  • Wednesday 29 April. Make-up exams due by 11:59pm.
  • Wednesday 22 April. Discuss make-up exams.
  • Grading scale for the course:
      359 A
      348 A-
      332 B+
      319 B
      308 B-
      292 C+
      260 C
      252 D+
      240 D
  • Monday 20 April. Exam 4 was due by 11:59 pm.
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term calendar

Table of Laplace transforms


Old News

  • Wednesday 15 April. Exam 4 posted on canvas by noon. Office hour 11:45-12:30 (our usual class time) or by appointment.
  • Monday 13 April. Reviewed for Exam 4. The exam will cover Sections 7.7 through 7.10 in the current edition of the text.
  • Friday 10 April. Section 7.10.
  • Wednesday 8 April. Finished Section 7.9.
  • Monday 6 April. Began Section 7.9.
  • Friday 3 April. Finished Section 7.8.
  • Wednesday 1 April. Began Section 7.8 (Section 7.7 in the earlier editions).
  • Monday 30 March. Section 7.7 in the current edition (the last half of Section in the older editions).
  • Friday 27 March. No class. Exam III is stay at home.
  • Thursday 26 March. Exam III will be sent by email by noon and will be due back by noon on Saturday. Tentatively, the exam will cover Sections 7.2-7.6 (minus, in older editions, the material on Laplace transforms of periodic functions).
  • Wednesday 25 March. Reviewed for Exam III.
  • Monday 23 March. Discuss suggested problems 7 and 23 from Section 7.5. Finished Transforms of Discontinuous Functions.
  • Friday 20 March. There were no questions from the first set of suggested problems from Section 7.5. Finished Section 7.5 – an example of solving a linear, but not constant coefficient, IVP using the Laplace Transform. Begin Section 7.6 – the Heaviside function.
  • Wednesday 18 March. There were no questions from the Section 7.4 suggested problems. Two examples of solving IVPs using the Laplace Transform.
  • Monday 16 March. Read Section 7.4; watch the videos for Lecture 20. During our virtual class meeting we
    previewed solving constant coefficient IVPs using the Laplace transform and discussed computing inverse transforms.

  • Friday 13 March. Office hours 12:30-1:20 and 1:40-2:30.
  • Wednesday 11 March. Read section 17.3 and watch the related video. Please attend the Zoom meeting at 11:40.
  • Monday 9 March. Discuss the first set of problems from Section 7.2. Finish Section 7.2. Begin Section 7.3.
  • Friday 28 February. Applications of linear constant coefficient ODEs to electric circuits and coupled spring and mass systems. This material will not be assessed.
  • Wednesday 26 February. Began Section 7.2.
  • Monday 24 February. Exam II covered Sections 2.6,4.2,4.3,6.1,6.2 and 6.3.
  • Friday 21 February. Reviewed for Exam II.
  • Wednesday 19 February. Section 6.3.
  • Monday 17 February. There were no questions from the first set or problems from Sections 6.1 and 6.2. Finished Sections 6.1 and 6.2.
  • Friday 14 February. More of Section 6.1. Some of Section 6.2.
  • Wednesday 12 February. Discussed a suggested problems from Sections 4.2 and 4.3. Began Section 6.1.
  • Monday 10 February. Finished Section 4.2, Section 4.3, Section 4.1.
  • Friday 7 February. Discussed a problem from Section 2.6. Began Section 4.2.
  • Wednesday 5 February. Discussed the problems from Sections 2.5 and the first list from 2.6. Finished Section 2.6.
  • Monday 3 February. A brief discussion of Section 2.5. Began Section 2.6, covering homogeneous equations and linear change of variables.
  • Friday 31 January. Exam I covered Sections 1.1,1.2,1.3,2.2,2.3,2.4.
  • Wednesday 29 January. Reviewed for Exam I. There were many good questions.
  • Monday 27 January. Finished Section 2.4.
  • Friday 24 January. Began Section 2.4.
  • Wednesday 22 January. Finished Section 1.3.
  • Friday 17 January. Professor Rao. Section 2.3.
  • Wednesday 15 January. Professor Rao. Section 2.2.
  • See for instructions on plotting direction fields using MATLAB/octave.
  • The direction field for yprime=x-y
  • The direction field for yprime=y-x
  • The direction field for yprime=x+y
  • Monday 13 January. Discussed the second set of problems from Section 1.2. Finished Section 1.2. Began Section 1.3.
  • Friday 10 January. Discussed the first set of problems from Section 1.2. Continued in Section 1.2.
  • Wednesday 8 January. Discussed the suggested problems from Section 1.1. Continued in Section 1.2.
  • Monday 6 January. Section 1.1. Began Section 1.2.
  • The official textbook adopted by the mathematics department for this course is
      Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 7th edition by Nagle-Saff-Snider.

    If you do not intend to use this book for any future mathematics courses, there are a number of lower cost options.

    • Per the publishers web site, with – or without – boundary values, the 9th edition of Fundamental of Differential Equations consists of the first 10 chapters of the 7th edition of Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems and is suitable for this course. In the past this 9th edition has been available as an ebook, at reduced cost. See below.
    • Either the 5th edition of the with boundary values version; or 7th edition without the boundary values will be supported. They are available used.
    • An eversion of the text is also available: This course is participating in the UF All Access program. Login at the following website and Opt-In to gain access to your required course materials – – UF All Access will provide you with your required materials digitally at a reduced price and the ability to pay using your student account. This option will be available starting 1 week prior to the semester starting and ending 3 weeks after the first day of class.
    • If you are unsure, during our first class meeting we will discuss the textbook options.