MTH 211 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Fall 2018):

This course studies first-order and linear higher order differential equations; matrices, determinants, and systems of differential equations; numerical and power series methods of solution; the Laplace transform.
Week
Topics Class Materials and Assignments

8/27 First day: syllabus, introduction

Read Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Online Review of Complex Numbers

Suggested Exercises on Complex Numbers

Review of Derivatives and Integrals

WeBWorK Orientation due 8/31

9/3 No class on 9/3 (Labor Day)

Read Sections 2.1 (including 2.1.1 and 2.1.2), 2.3

Systems of Equations
(taken from Pauls Online Notes)
Online Review of Matrices

WeBWorK Review Set due 9/7

Project 1 Instructions and Project 1 Help File

Data for Project 1

9/10 Read Sections 2.3.1, 2.5.2 Introduction to Partial Derivatives

WeBWorK Complex Numbers Set due 9/14

WeBWorK Homework Set 1 due 9/15

9/17 Read Sections 2.5.1, 2.4, 2.2

Exam I on 9/21 (Friday): Study Guide
and Formula Sheet

Exam I Solutions
WeBWorK Set Matrix HW 1 (on linear systems) due 9/21

WeBWorK Homework Set 2 due 9/23 (Bernoulli, exact)

9/24 Read Sections 2.2, 2.6 (2.6.1-2.6.3) WeBWorK Homework Set 2.5 due 10/1
(Slope fields, Existence and Uniqueness)

Project 2 Instructions, Project 2 Help File,

Project 2 Sample Numerics, and Data for Project 2

10/1 Read Sections 2.7, 2.7.1, 3.1

Matrices: read Section 4.2
Autonomous Equation Examples

Short Video on the determinant

WeBWorK Set Matrix HW 2 due 10/10
(determinants and matrix inverses)

10/8 Read Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.4.1

No class on Friday (Fall Break)
WeBWorK Homework Set 3 due 10/18

WeBWorK Homework Set 4 due 10/21

10/15 Read Section 3.4.2

Exam II on 10/19 (Friday): Study Guide
and Formula Sheet

Exam II Solutions

10/22 Read Sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.5
(spring-mass systems)
Project 3 Instructions, Project 3 Help File, and

Data for Project 3

WeBWorK Homework Set 4.5 (variation of parameters) due 11/1

WeBWorK Homework Set 5 (spring-mass systems) due 11/8

10/29 Read Sections 3.5, 3.6.1, 3.6.2

11/5 Read Section 3.6.2, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3

Eigenvalues and eigenvectors (Section 4.3)
Link on eigenvalues and eigenvectors

WeBWorK Homework Set 6 due 11/15

11/12 Read Sections 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.3, 6.3.1

Exam III on 11/14 (Wednesday):
Study Guide and Formula Sheet

Exam III Solutions
Project 4 Instructions, Project 4 Help File, and

Data for Project 4

11/19 Read Section 6.3.1

No class on Tuesday 11/20 (Thursday schedule)
No classes on 11/21-11/23 (Thanksgiving Break)
Project 5 Instructions, Project 5 Help File, and

Data for Project 5

11/26 Read Sections 6.4, 4.4, 4.5

WeBWorK Homework Set 7 due 11/30

12/3 Read Sections 5.1, 5.2

Exam IV on 12/7 (Friday)
Study Guide and Formula Sheet

Exam IV Solutions
WeBWorK Homework Set 8 due 12/9

WeBWorK Homework Set 9 due 12/13

12/10 Read Section 5.2

Final Exam:
12/12 (Wednesday), 1-4pm, Farley 002

Study Guide and Formula Sheet

Review Session:
12/11 (Tuesday), 10am-12pm, SLC 411
Trace-Determinant Plane demo

WeBWorK Homework Set 10 due 12/17

Project 6 Instructions, Project 6 Help File, and

Data for Project 6