S04..(3)..MAP2302 3145...ELEM.DIFF.EQUATIONS...MWF4...LIT.221....King
Differential eqns ("diffyqs") is a beautiful subject. Our text is
"Fundamentals of Differential Eqns..." (4th edition)
by Nagle, Saff, Snider.
We will cover much, but not all of, chapters 1-7. We will also
cover material that is not in the text. I may put some additional
books on reserve in Marston Science Library for reading assigments.
HW: Due Wedn, 08Jan: P5: 5-8,15,16 and P.14: 1,3,6,15.
Prof. Jonathan King
Office: LIT402 (NE Corner)
Tel: 392-0281 x270
E-address: squash@math.ufl.edu
COURSE WEBPAGE:
Teaching page:
ARCHIVE PAGE (private to our class)
Prerequisite: The knowledge of Calculus 2 (MAC 2312, MAC 3512, or MAC 3473),
as well as the foregoing knowledge of Calc 1 and High-School Mathematics.
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There will be one "Do I know the prerequisite mathematics?" exam on Friday,
09Jan2004. It is an in-class, closed-book, closed-calculator, open-brain
exam. It will count approximately 5% of the course grade.
It covers material from high-school:
e.g how to intersect two lines, how to graph a parabola etc., the
quadratic formula etc., factoring a quadratic polynomial,
and from Calculus 1 and from Calculus 2
e.g Chain rule, product rule, L'Hopital's rule, logarithms,
exponentials, trig fncs, limits, sequences and series and their
convergence tests, absolute and conditional convergence, Taylor
series, radius-of-convergence, implicit differentiation,
inverse-fncs, conic sections, etc.
Although this Prerequisite Exam does count for a grade, its PRIMARY
PURPOSE is is for you to do
self-evaluation.
Am I prepared for this course? Have I reviewed my HS and Calc1 and
Calc2 material so that I can use those techniques easily and
rapidly?
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In addition to the prerequisite exam, there will be two in-class exams,
and a final (typed) project due on Friday 23Apr2004. There will not be a
final exam.
For the time being, office hours will be:
M,F: 8th period.
W: 9th period.
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