Math 211 Schedule

For each week there will be a link to a page with a reading assignment and a homework assignment.

This schedule is tentative. It will get more accurate as the semester progresses.

The following abbreviations will be used:
Book Ordinary Differential Equations by Polking, Boggess & Arnold
Manual Ordinary Differential Equations using MATLAB by Arnold & Polking

Meeting #1:
June 2  
Homework #1
Introduction to ODEs 
Existence and Uniqueness for 1st Order ODEs
Continous Dependence on Intial Conditions
Meeting #2:
June 4  
Homework #2
Autonomous Equations and Stability
Solutions to Separable Equations
Meeting #3:
June 7  
Homework #3
1st Order Linear Equations
Applications to Physics and Population Biology
Meeting #4:
June 9  
Homework #4
Numerical Methods: Euler's Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Meeting #5:
June 11  
Class Cancelled (University Holiday)
Meeting #6:
June 14  
Homework #6
Linear Algebra
Meeting #7:
June 16  
Homework #7
Linear Algebra
Meeting #8:
June 18  
Homework #8
Linear Algebra
Meeting #9:
June 21  
Homework #9
Linear Algebra

Adminsitrative note: Deadline for submitting refund requests.
Meeting #10:
June 23  
Homework #10
Linear Algebra
Meeting #11:
June 25  
Homework #11
Linear Algebra: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Meeting #12:
June 28  
Homework #12
Review of Complex Numbers
Complex Eigenvalues
Introduction to Systems of First-Order ODEs
Meeting #13:
June 30  
Homework #13
Linear Systems
Matrix Exponential and the Constant Matrix Case
Meeting #14:
July 2  
Homework #14
The Constant Matrix Case
Meeting #15:
July 5  
Class Cancelled (University Holiday)
Meeting #16:
July 7  
Homework #16
Complex Solutions
Adminsitrative note: Deadline for dropping course without academic penalty.
Meeting #17:
July 9  
Homework #17
Qualitative Analysis for Homogeneous First-Order Linear Systems
Phase Plane Portraits
Meeting #18:
July 12  
Homework #18
Non-linear Systems and Linearization
Long-term Behavior of Solutions to Non-linear Systems
Meeting #19:
July 14  
Homework #19
Invariant Sets and the Use of Nullclines
Meeting #20:
July 16  
Homework #20
Global Dynamics of Planar Systems
Meeting #21:
July 19  
Concluding Remarks
Review
Final Quiz; Instructor Evaluations


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