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*
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

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 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
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.