Elementary Differential Equations MATH 046, Fall 2005
Syllabus.pdf
Text
Book 
Elementary Differential
Equations, by W. F. Trench 

Professor 
Dimiter
Vassilev 


Office 
Surge
219 


Email 



Phone 
(951) 951 4610 


Web
Page 

Office
Hours 
Monday
9 10, Wednesday 1pm 2:30pm or by appointment. You can also stop by anytime
you have a quick question. 




TA, Section T 2:10pm, PHY 2111 

TA, Section T 9:10pm, HMNSS 1406 

TA Office Hours 
Monday from 12:00 to 1:30 and Friday 12:00 to 2:00 
Prerequisites: MATH009C with a grade of "C" or better OR MATH09HC with a grade of "C" or better
CATALOG
DESCRIPTION:
MATH
046 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 4 Lecture, 3 hours;
discussion, 1 hour. Prerequisites): MATH 009C with a grade of "C" or
better or MATH 09HC with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Introduction to firstorder equations, linear secondorder equations, series
solutions, and
Note: ID
required to take an exam
Daily
Information 


Calendar 





Attendance 
Monday,
Wednesday and Friday 8:10 – 9 in
SPR 2355. The Department expects students to attend, and to participate in,
all lectures and discussion sections of the Math 9ABC class in which they are
enrolled. Classes cannot be missed except for certified reasons (such as a
medical emergency with a doctor certificate). 

Homework
and Quizzes 
Every class, I will assign a group of
problems for you to work on to master the material presented in class. Every homework will have a few *
problems that you will have to turn in. The homework assigned on Friday, Monday
and Wednesday is due on the first Wednesday after it was assigned. All collected homework will be returned
in your discussion section the week following the one it was collected. The homework sheets have to be stapled
with the problems written in order they were assigned. Your name and discussion section time
should be written in the top right corner of the stapled homework (do not
fold it!). Please follow this requirement at all times as otherwise the
homework will not be collected or graded. There will be 10 to 15 minute
long quizzes. The quizzes will
be given every week in the discussion sections. The problems will be from or very close to the homework. You are expected to reasonably explain (in
writing) the steps of the solutions. Unsubstantiated answers will not be given credit. All
quizzes and homework points are
bonus points. Your TA and Reader will decide the part and the amount of problems from your homework or quizzes that will be graded each week. You should always write
your own solutions of all the homework problems. It is your responsibility to
follow this advice. This will be very helpful when you review later in the
quarter. Many times people tend to believe they can do certain problems until
they have to write down the actual solutions. 

Exams

There
will be one Midterm exam and a Final Exam.
The homework will inform you about the
tests, but you should not expect that most test questions will come without
modification from the homework or any mock test 

Getting
Help 
I strongly recommend
that you come and see me whenever you have difficulties. Please do not postpone your questions for
a later time. 

Grading 


Make
ups 
No
makeup quizzes or exams are allowed, except for a certified reason (such as
a Doctor certificate). 

Academic
Honesty 
Students are encouraged to
review UC Riverside's policies on academic integrity, available on the web at
http://www.conduct.ucr.edu/
In particular, students are expected to submit their own work for exams and
homework assignments 