Math 211: Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Summer 2011
 
 
Differential Equations
Welcome to Math 211: Ordinary Differential Equations, for the Summer session I. This will be an action-packed three weeks where you can expect to learn lots of cool math and have some fun doing it!
 
A tentative schedule will be found: here
 
A course syllabus can be found: here
 
The homework assignments will be posted below each day.
 
Here are the solutions to midterm 2: Solutions
 
Here are the review problems from the game of Jeopardy. Problems
 
I would also suggest doing some practice problems from section 9.9 before taking the final since we didn’t have homework on that section.
 
Announcements:
May 17 - Homework 2.1 # 1, 8*, 14, 22, 36*
                                    2.2 # 5*, 10*
 
May 18 - Homework 2.2 # 18, 33*
                                    2.4 # 2,3,13*, 14*, 39*
 
May 19 - Homework 2.5 #1*
                                    2.7 # 5, 6
                                    2.6 # 2, 10*, 14*
 
May 20 - Optional Homework 2.6 # 23, 29, 36
                                    2.9 # 2, 3 (don’t classify                              
                                     equilibrium points)
                                  
May 23 - Homework 4.1 #4, 18*, 22, 26*
                                       4.3 # 2, 10 28, 32*
 
May 24 - Homework 4.5 # 2, 7, 26*, 32
                                       4.6 # 4*
                                        7.1 # 9*, 16, 18
 
May 25 - Homework 7.3 # 3, 4*, 6, 12, 18, 20*, 30*
                    Ignore mention of parametric form
 
May 26 - Homework 7.4 # 16*, 26 (just find nullspace)
                                       7.5 # 4, 29
 
May 27 - Optional Homework 7.7 # 18, 36
                                        8.1 # 8, 16*, 28
                                        8.4 # 8, 16*
                                        8.5 # 7, 20, 26*
        Note: I will accept this optional assignment until Friday for up to 10 bonus points on your homework grades.
 
May 31 - Homework 9.1 # 12*, 18*
                                       9.2 # 2, 8, 58*
 
June 1 - Homework 9.2 # 18*, 30
                                    9.5 # 12*, 23*, 34
 
June 2 - Homework 9.6 # 3*, 28*, 29
                                    9.8 # 34*, 38, 43*
Important dates
Tuesday, May 17
First Day of class
 
Friday, May 20
First exam handed out
 
Friday, May 27
Second exam handed out
 
Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - no class
 
Friday, June 3
Final exam handed out
Last day of class
 
Tuesday, June 7
Final exam due
 
Grading Rubric
Homework
Homework will be assigned daily and worth 25%.
 
Exams
There will be two exams and a final. Each midterm exam will be worth 20% and the final will be worth 25%.
 
Participation
Students will be expected to attend class and be active participants. This will include presenting and discussing homework problems on the board. Participation will be worth 10%.
 
COURSE INFO
Course Title
Math 211: Ordinary Differential Equations
 
Course Meeting Dates
May 17 - June 3
 
Course Meeting Times
MTWRF 1 - 4:05
 
Classroom
Herman Brown 427
 
Textbook:
Differential Equations, Second Edition
by Polking, et al
 
Instructor info
Instructor
Taylor Martin
 
Office
Herman Brown 39
 
Office Hours
MTWRF 12 - 1 pm
or by appointment
 
Email
taylor.martin (at) rice.edu
You can reach me via email at any time.