or concurrent enrollment in MTH 2003.
Expected learning outcomes and related competencies:
Upon completion of this course the student should have demonstrated
proficiency in the following:
1. knowledge of the fundamental concepts of differential equations.
2. knowledge of methods of solving some first-order differential
3. solve modeling problems using first-order linear and nonlinear
4. knowledge of the theory and solution of higher-order differential
5. solve modeling problems using higher-order differential equations.
6. solve linear differential equations by the use of power series.
7. manipulate Laplace transforms and solve differential equations using
8. solve systems of linear first-order differential equations.
Tentative Test Schedule:
||Sections or Problems
|| 2,4,6,14,18,22,24 (turn in 5)
||Jan 27 (Wed)
||1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3 , 2.1 , 2.2
||Feb 1 (Mon)
||2,12,14,16,18,20 (turn in 5)
||Feb 10 (Wed)
||2,3,4,8,12 (turn in 3)
||Feb 19 (Fri)
||2.3 , 2.4 , 2.5 , 3.1 , 3.2
||Feb 19 (Fri)
||4.1 , 4.2 , 4.3 , 4.4 , 4.6
||Mar 8 (Mon)
||10,16,18,20,24,30,40 (turn in 5)
||Mar 17 (Wed)
||2,4,6,8,12,14 (turn in 4)
||Apr 2 (Fri)
||4.7 , 4.8 , 5.1 , 5.2
||Apr 2 (Fri)
||8,10,12,16,18,20 (turn in 3)
||Apr 14 (Wed)
||6.1 , 6.2 , 7.1 , 7.2
||Apr 21 (Wed)
||2,8,12,14,16,18,34 (turn in 5)
||May 3 (Mon)
||7.3 , 7.4 , 7.6 , 8.1 , 8.2
||May 7 (Fri)
||May 12 (Wed)
Grading: (percentage) 100-90 A 89-80 B 79-70 C 69-60 D 59- F
Testing: subject to change by instructor
approx. 6 (10pts each) quizzes and 7 (9-15pts each) reviews (one dropped)
approx. Six tests (60-100pts) and two 100pt comprehensive finals
All tests will be taken with a pencil or a 5 point deduction
will occur. All tests should be taking on time.
Homework Requirements: All homework should be done before the next class
period. The unannounced
quizzes will be the homework problems from previous assignments. You may use your homework
notebooks but not your book during the homework quizzes. Label problems
accurately. You must be in class to take the quizzes. No late quizzes
Make-up tests: You are encouraged to take an exam early if you know
you will miss it. The final exam will count twice. If you do not miss an exam,
the final will replace your lowest test score. If you miss an exam, the final
will replace your zero. If you score worse on the final exam, then all other
tests will count and the final will only count once.
Make-up quizzes: Quizzes can not be made up or taken
early. This includes
homework quizzes. One quizzes (lowest percentage) may be dropped.
Cheating: If you are caught cheating before the withdrawal date, you will
be withdrawn from the course with a W. If you are caught cheating after the
withdrawal date, you will receive an F for the final class grade.
Calculator: To be successful in this course, each student should own
a graphing calculator. (TI-85, TI-89, TI-92, HP38g,..) I recommend the
TI-89 for Pre-Engineering students. You may not store any information in the graphing calculator (see
cheating above). A random check may occur before/during exams to check calculator
IVCC policy: Students should follow the student handbook. "Students are expected to attend all classes
regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is the student's responsibility to explain the
absence to the instructor and arrange to complete any work missed."
Withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is Wednesday, April 14, 2010. To request
a withdraw from
this class, the student must visit my office E-303 or send me an email. In my absence, the student must contact the Dean
of English, Mathematics, and Education (Marianne Dzik). I will only withdraw a student if he or she has
requested a withdrawal and has received a conformation email from me or
has a 0% at midterm. All withdrawals earn a grade of
"W" which does not affect the GPA but deletes the course credits for the
involved course. Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid.
Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid
Office before withdrawing from a course.
School Closings and Class Cancellations:
In the event of inclement
weather, please tune to a local radio
station for possible school closings. If an exam is scheduled for a day
that the school is closed or class is cancelled, it will be conducted during the
next scheduled class period. Check IVCC's Class Cancellations (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations/)
and class announcements at CourseCompass/MyMathLab (http://www.coursecompass.com)
Special Needs Educations Support Services: You may
be eligible for academic accommodations through the
Disability Services Office if you
have a physical, psychiatric, or cognitive disability. If you have a disability
and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina
Hardy at 224-0284 or stop by office B-204.
Cell Phone Disruption: If your cell phone rings during class, you
must fill out the form located at