Homework assignments:

HW1 , HW2 , HW3 , HW4 , HW5 , HW6 , HW7 , HW8 , Midterm , HW9

General information:

Course Description:
Existence and uniqueness for solutions of ordinary differential equations, flows, linear systems, nonlinear systems, stable manifold theorem, Hartman-Grobman theorem, periodic solutions, bifurcation theory.
Meeting Time: MWF 2:00 AM -- 2:50 AM
Location: HB 427

Daniel Lenz
Email: dhl1 at rice dot edu
Office: Herman Brown 422
Office Hours: M 3:30 PM--5:00 PM, Th 2:30 PM-- 4:00 PM or by appointment

I will not strictly follow a book. However, you may find the following books useful:

Perko, Lawrence, Differential equations and dynamical systems. Third edition. Texts in Applied Mathematics, 7. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001. xiv+553 pp. ISBN: 0-387-95116-4
Robinson, R. Clark, An introduction to dynamical systems: continuous and discrete. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004. xiv+652 pp. ISBN: 0-13-143140-4

In assigning final letter grades, your work will be weighed in the following manner:
60% Homework
20% Midterm
20% Final Exam

The homework assignment will be available a week before its due date above on this website. Homework is due by the beginning of class on Friday.

Honor Code:
Homework: You are allowed and are encouraged to give and receive aid while solving homework problems, but all write-ups must be done independently and in your own words.

Exams: The midterm and the final in this class will be take home exams. You will be allowed to use your notes. However, no collaboration will be allowed.

Disabilities Statement:
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations should speak to me as soon as possible, preferably during the first two weeks of class. I will be happy to help you, and all communications will remain confidential. As a reminder, you will also need to contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center (www.dss.rice.edu). If you believe that you have an undocumented disability, you are encouraged to talk to me and Disability Support Services so that you can get help.

Other Accommodations:
If you have any difficulties in meeting deadlines or in taking the midterms at the scheduled times, in particular in the case of illness, death in the family, or extracurricular activities which require you to be away from campus, you are encouraged to speak to me, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs. In the case of conflicts which can be anticipated in advance, it is requested that you notify me a week before the due date of the assignment or the date of the exam.