Welcome to Aut2017: MAP2302 1G33 Elem.Diff.Equations MWF8 LIT125 (NW)
Math dept. tel.: 352-294-2350 << IMPORTANT
Prof. Jonathan King squash@ufl.edu (eddress)
If you need to get an important message to me (e.g, you'll be missing
an exam), then BOTH email me and have the secretaries
put a note in my mailbox, by telephoning 352-294-2350.
My Office: 402 Little Hall (Top floor, NE corner) 352-294-2314
"Maximize x, y and z."
If I am not in the office then it is best to EMAIL me, as I don't
remotely pick-up phone messages. Current office hours (may change during the
semester), are Mondays & Wednesdays 9th period [16:05-16:55].
TEXT: "Fundamentals of differential equations and boundary value problems"
9th ed., by Nagle, Saff and Snider. Addison-Wesley (Pearson), NINEth edition.
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TEACHING PAGE: http://squash.1gainesville.com/teaching.html
Course-webpage: http://squash.1gainesville.com/course.DfyQ.2017t.html
Quick-links: http://squash.1gainesville.com/M/h.html
Prof. King @UF: http://people.clas.ufl.edu/squash/
Math Dept.: http://www.math.ufl.edu/
OFFICE HOURS, may change a bit during the semester. They are on
http://squash.1gainesville.com/info.jksched.html
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Letters-of-recommendation (LORs): I base LORs substantially on how a
student "thinks on his feet". Need /two/ proof-based courses with me.
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My PDF notes [on course-webpage], as well as
Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and parts of 8, from
"Fundamentals of differential equations and boundary value problems"
by Nagle, Saff and Snider, 9-th Edition, Addison-Wesley (Pearson).
We'll cover differential-ops, complex numbers, and convolutions earlier than the textbook.
There is a private DiffyQ Archive page, for us to communicate with each
other. I will email you the URL.
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/---- GRADES: The number of points below are /approximate/ --\
Three in-class exams, each approx. 200 points.
There will be some small number of "pop" (unannounced) microquizzes, each
worth 30points. These will never occur on religious holidays; please
>> EMAIL of such holidays by Sunday, 27Aug2017. <<
Usually, a pop-quiz has a single, easy question. I use them partly
for attendance, and checking that an idea from the previous class
caught on.
>> Important:: I /drop/ the lowest microquiz score. AND: There
>> is /No Makeup/ for the first missed quiz; that is what the dropped-score is for.
(The first microquiz will be Wednesday, 30Aug.)
Under /rare/ circumstances, I /may/ give you a makeup for a later
missed quiz, if you have a good reason for missing.
I usually give a microquiz /the classday after an exam day.
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* There will be 3 exams, each approximately 200points.
* Some number of microquizzes (each 30points).
* A CP (class-participation) grade for each month (approx. 45points);
CP grade is based on posting to our Archive, on class attendance,
on lively participation in class.
* An /Optional/ Project at the end of the semester. My class has no final exam.
> I will give a a written course-grade estimate no later than the morning of
> the withdraw date, and (hopefully), the day before.
There is /no/ final exam. Rather, there will be
an /Optional/ Individual Final-Project, that must be typed. It can
lift or lower your grade by "one click"; a grade of "B" could become a
"B+", or stay a "B" or, if the project is terrible, drop to a "B-".
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HOMEWORK: I do not collect written HW. Rather, a substantial part of
your CP grade comes from your posting solutions to the Archive. These
are not typically assigned; it depends on your own energy and motivation.
I will email the URL of the Archive to each student.
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Exams are in-class, closed-book, calculatorless, open brain
In general, microquizzes are "pop" (unannounced) quizzes, but
a few are scheduled, below. I drop the lowest microquiz. There is
no-makeup for the first missed microquiz. With appropriate documentation,
there may be a makeup for later missed microquizzes.
NOTE: Occasionally, an exam needs to be moved to the following classday
if we get behind in material.
[Due to hurricane Irma, the date of Exam-S was moved later by a week.
Exam-U was moved later by two days.]
* EXAM-S: Monday, 25Sep.
* Microquiz Wedn., 27Sep.
* Microquiz Wedn., 04Oct.
Homecoming 6-7Oct, NO SCHOOL.
* Microquiz Monday, 09Oct.
* EXAM-T: Wedn., 18Oct..
* Microquiz Friday, 20Oct.
* Microquiz Wedn., 08Nov.
Veterans Day 10-11Nov.
* EXAM-U: (moved to) Wedn., 15Nov.
* Microquiz (moved to) Friday, 17Nov.
UF Withdraw Deadline. Monday, 20Nov.
* Microquiz Monday, 20Nov.
Thanksgiving.Vac. 22-25Nov., NO SCHOOL.
* Microquiz Monday, 27Nov.
* (Optional) Proj-V PDF avail.: Evening, Thur., 30Nov.
Last day class & Games party: Wedn., 06Dec.
* Project-V due: Noon, Thur., 07Dec.
Please check these dates to let me know of a conflict, e.g, a major
religious holiday that I missed.