INSTRUCTOR: Sasha Voronov
OFFICE: VinH 324
PHONE: (612) 624-0355
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to use e-mail to send questions to me.
INTERNET: All class announcements will be posted on the class homepage http://www.math.umn.edu/~voronov/2243f8/index.html and NOT handed out in class.
OFFICE HOURS: TTh after class and by appointment.
TEXT: Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, 2nd edition, by Edwards and Penney.
OVERVIEW: The course is divided into two somewhat related parts. Linear algebra: matrices and matrix operations, Gaussian elimination, matrix inverses, determinants, vector spaces and subspaces, independence, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization. ODE: Separable and first-order linear equations with applications, 2nd order linear equations with constant coefficients, Wronskian, method of undetermined coefficients, simple harmonic motion, 2x2 and 3x3 systems of linear ODE's with constant coefficients, solution by eigenvalue/eigenvectors. Audience: Part of the standard 2nd year calculus course for students outside of IT.
PREREQUISITES: Math 1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572.
September 23, October 16, November 11, and December 4,
and a common Final on Tuesday, December 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All tests are closed-book, closed-notes, no "cheat sheets", no calculators.
MAKE-UP TESTS: There will be no make-up tests. If you miss an hour exam, your grade on it will be the prorated grade of your final exam.
HOMEWORK: Homework will be collected at each class meeting and a random selection of problems graded. We will also spend a good deal of time discussing it in class. Also note that selected homework problems (or similar) may be given on tests. This is why it is crucial for you to do the homework before each class and, moreover, remember the ideas and techniques used in your solutions. Getting together with other students (that is, in study groups) is a very efficient way to do homework (and have fun and pizza).
GRADING POLICY: Grades will be assigned on curve, using the following weights:
CALCULATOR POLICY: No calculators will be allowed for any tests.
September 9 - Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund.
September 15 - Last day to drop a course with no grade reported.
November 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 10 - Last day of instruction.
December 16 - Final examination.