Course page M231 Fall 2005, Jochen Denzler

M 231 - Differential Equations I

Textbook: Nagle, Saff, Snider: Fundamentals of Differential Equations (6th ed)

Office hours this semester: MWF 10:10-11:00 and by appointment or drop-in.
May be changed later according to need.
I am posting some supplementary notes here; they comment on textbook material, trying to give a bird's eye view. So they will be a brief summary, plus give some extra material not in the book, if this is deemed helpful. They are NOT a substitute for the lecture, nor for the textbook, and I will not attempt to set them up as a set of complete lecture notes. But you may find them still helpful after the class is over, for review purposes in later classes.

Notes on Chapter 1 of the textbook: notesCh1.pdf,
Notes on Chapter 2 of the textbook: notesCh2.pdf,
A project problem matching Chapter 3 of the textbook: notesCh3.pdf,
(I decide later, depending on how the class goes, whether we do this)
Notes on Chapter 4 of the textbook: notesCh4.pdf,
The free and forced oscillator (Sec 4.8, 4.9): notesCh4a.pdf,
Notes on Chapter 7 of the textbook: notesCh7.pdf,
Notes on Partial Fraction Decomposition: click here for download variants
*** Some extra credit projects: click here for projects ***
Hints about preparing for the Final Exam
And the rest of the book?

09:05-09:55 Class 11:15-12:05 Class
Syllabus: (pdf) (dvi) Syllabus: (pdf) (dvi)
Class Diary: (html) Class Diary: (html)
Final Exam: Mon, Dec 12, 10:15-12:15 Final Exam: Fri, Dec 09, 10:15-12:15

Even though I am teaching both sections along the same book, syllabus, and course philosophy, they may cease to be equivalent during the semester, because I will adapt and respond to questions/difficulties arising in each class, and this input may be different from section to section.

List of links to solutions for assigned homework
(These links will be dead until the hwk deadline has passed)
**** The actual up-to-date hwk assignments can be found in the class diary ****