MA2051 - Ordinary Differential EquationsCourse Structure and Schedule - C98

Text: Differential Equations for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering by Paul W. Davis.

The lecture meetings three days per week will introduce the tools for solving and studying differential equations and for developing differential equations from physical situations. The course schedule and recommended problems are below. Read the indicated sections before class. Collected problems will be chosen from this list. Problems not collected are a good way to prepare for exams and quizzes.

The conference sessions twice per week are to preview materials to be presented in lecture, to discuss the lecture material in more detail, and to develop additional ideas for looking at differential equations. The conferences are much more than help sessions for homework.

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Also, see our Calendar for important dates!

Lecture Day Date Sections Recommended Problems
0 R Jan. 8 1.3 (conference) Sec. 1.6: 1, 4, 6ab, 7ab, 13aefgj, 14, 16
1 F Jan. 9 1.2 and 2.1 Sec. 2.1: 2abe, 3bd, 7, 8, 12ab, 13ab
2 M Jan. 12 2.2 and 2.3 Sec. 2.2: 2ac,4,6,9,15
Sec. 2.3: 1abc, 2, 9, 10, 11
3 W Jan. 14 3.1 and 4.1 Sec. 3.1: 2, 3, 6-9, 12, 13, 17-19, 33, 36, 41, 43abc
Sec. 4.1: 3, 5, 6, 9
4 F Jan. 16 3.2 and 3.3 Sec. 3.2: 2, 4, 9, 10, 13, 19, 24, 23
Sec. 3.3: 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 16, 24, 32
5 M Jan. 19 3.5 and 3.7 Sec. 3.5: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14
Sec. 3.7: 1-8, 16, 20
6 W Jan. 21 3.8 Sec. 3.8: 1-5, 7, 18, 21af, 25
7 F Jan. 23 4.1 and 4.2 Sec. 4.1: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
Sec. 4.2: 2, 6, 13, 19cde
8 M Jan. 26 5.1 and 5.3 Sec. 5.1: 1,5,6,10ab
9 W Jan. 28 Test 1
10 F Jan. 30 5.3 and 5.4
(Retest 1 at 4:30)
Sec. 5.3: 2,5,6
Sec. 5.4: 1,2,4,7,9
11 M Feb. 2 6.1 and 6.2 Sec. 6.1: 4,5,11,12,13,15
Sec. 6.2: 3,5,10,12,13
12 W Feb. 4 6.3 and 6.4 Sec. 6.3: 2,5,7,9,19,20
Sec. 6.4: 2,5,8,9,17,21
13 F Feb. 6 6.5 Sec. 6.5: 5,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,32,37
14 M Feb. 9 6.6 and 7.5 Sec. 6.6: 6,7,9,12
Sec. 7.5: 2abcd, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12
15 W Feb. 11 7.1 and 7.2 Sec. 7.1: 1,3,4,6,7,8,10,16,17
Sec. 7.2: 2,3,9,12,13,14
16 F Feb. 13 7.4 and 7.5 Sec. 7.4: 4, 6, 9, 15, 22, 23
Sec. 7.5: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17
17 M Feb. 16 8.1 and 8.2 Sec. 8.1: 1bdeg, 6, 8, 15
Sec. 8.2: 1, 6, 9, 16ab
18 W Feb. 18 8.3 and 8.4 Sec. 8.3: 1, 3, 7, 14, 17
Sec. 8.4: 1, 2, 13, 17, 18
19 F Feb. 20 Review
20 M Feb. 23 Test 2
21 F Dec. 25 Retest 2

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