MATH 254 Ordinary Differential Equations

Rob Thompson Hunter College Fall 2018
Tuesdday/Thursday 4:10-5:25 Room: 506 HW


e-mail: robert.thompson@hunter.cuny.edu
Office: 902 HE Hours: TTh 3:00-4:00 and by appointment


Exams

The Final Exam will be on Tuesday, December 18, 1:45-3:45.


The second exam was on Tuesday, November 27, and covered up through Section 3.2.
The first exam was on Thursday October 11. It covered Chapter One, First Order Differential Equations
We had a "do-over" quiz on Tuesday, October 30, on the last two problems from Exam One, covering the topics
The scores on the 'do-over' quiz can be use to replace your scores on problems 4 and 5 of the first exam. Here are were some practice problems from the book that you can do to prepare for this quiz. These are not to be handed in. The answers are in the back of the book.

Exams, practice problems and solutions

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to differential equations. Differential equations can be used to model a huge variety of things in the natural world, for example the growth of bacteria in a petri dish, energy states of an electron, chemical reactions, derivative securities in finance, celestial mechanics - the list goes on and on. In this course, we will learn how to work with differential equations and use them to model a wide class of problems.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Basic Information About the Course:


Homework Assigments

Topics Covered

Chapter 1: First-Order Differential Equations Chapter 2: Linear Equations of Higher Order Chapter 3: Power Series Methods Chapter 4: Laplace Transform Methods Chapter 5: Linear Systems of Differential Equations

Academic Integrity:

Hunter College regards acts of academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations, obtaining unfair advantage, and falsification of records and official documents) as serious offenses against the values of intellectual honesty. The college is committed to enforcing the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and will pursue cases of academic dishonesty according to the Hunter College Academic Integrity Procedures.

Disabilities:

If you have a disability that you believe requires special accommodations: In compliance with the American Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Hunter College is committed to ensuring educational parity and accommodations for all students with documented disabilities and/or medical conditions. It is recommended that all students with documented disabilities (Emotional, Medical, Physical and/ or Learning) consult the Office of AccessABILITY located in Room E1214B to secure necessary academic accommodations. For further information and assistance please call (212- 772- 4857)/TTY (212- 650- 3230).