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Math 335 Differential Equations


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 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
-- John von Neumann, Nobel Prize winner.

 

  • Time and Place: 6:30 pm TR at 511 Smith Hall. 
  • Instructor: Peter Saveliev (call me Peter)
  • Office: 778F Smith Hall (in the alley)
  • Office Hours: TR 3:00-5:00  (tentative), or by appointment, or any time I am there (usually in the afternoon)
  • Office Phone: x4639
  • Home Phone: 697-7827 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
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  • E-mail: saveliev@marshall.edu (put Math 335 as the subject)
  • Class Web-Page: http://saveliev.net/m335.htm.
  • Prerequisites: Calculus.
  • Text: Differential Equations With Boundary Value Problems by Zill and Cullen (Chapters 1-5, 11, 12, plus 7, 10).
  • Goals: good familiarity with the standard methods of solving ODEs, modeling and numerical solutions.
  • Evaluation: 2 tests, final exam, homework, quizzes.
  • Grade Breakdown:
        - homework + quizzes: 40%
        - 2 exams: 15% each
        - final exam: 30%
  • Letter Grades: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F: <60

 

MTH 335 - 4 - Differential Equations
First and second-order ordinary differential equations. Applications include vibrations and electrical circuits. Laplace transform, approximate solutions, orthogonal functions, Fourier series; partial differential equations including heat, wave, and Laplace equations. (PR: MTH 231 or permission of instructor)