Section 59549, Tu+Th 11:10-12:25, Ayres 314

Dr. Alex Freire- Ayres 207A, 974-4313

freire@math.utk.edu

Office Hours: Tu+Th, 10:00-11:00 (before class; or by
appointment)

TEXT: Nagle-Saff-Snider, Fundamentals of Differential Equations (6th. edition)

GRADING: based on 3 in-class exams (20% each), final (30%), homework (10%)

*Exam dates (tentative): Oct 2, Nov 6, Nov
25*

Please inform me* in advance* about any conflicts
with exam dates.
*IMPORTANT REMARK: I do not
"grade on a curve"*

*Drop deadlines: *drop with W: 8/29; drop
with WP/WF: 11/11

FINAL: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 12:30-2:30

POLICIES:

1) Students are responsible for knowing what was covered
in class, even if

it is not found in the text ( get the notes from a classmate
if you have to miss

a class, or check the course
log).

2) class time will be spent mostly on examples and problems-
for the details of

the theory, it is a good idea to read the sections in
the text in advance (see the

plan below).

3) calculators will be neither necessary nor allowed; cell phones off during class.

HOMEWORK: there will be 8 to 10 homework
sets; you will normally have

one week to work on them. Solutions will be posted. (
Each
student is allowed **ONE **late

assignment during the semester, which must be turned in at the beginning
of the first class after the due date;

subsequent late assignments will not be graded)

PLAN:

I- 1st order equations (5 classes)

Linear equations (2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)

nonlinear equations (phase line p.34, Bernouilli eqns.
2.6, exact eqns. 2.4)

II-2nd order linear equations (3 classes)

4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8, 4.9

Exam 1

III-Laplace transforms (6 classes)

7.2 to 7.7

IV-linear systems (6 classes)

9.4 to 9.7, 9.8,7.9
*prerequisite: *read 9.2, 9.3

Exam 2

V-Fourier series (4 classes)

10.2, 10.3, 10.5, 10.6

Exam 3