Math 309A Autumn 2016
University of Washington, Seattle
MWF 11:3012:20, in two classrooms:
MW MEB 246 and
F MEB 238.
Lecturer:
Prof. Judith M. Arms,
arms@math.washington.edu, PDL C338,
2065439458 (messages: 2065431150)
Office hours: immediately after class at the classroom;
Thursdays 2:004:00 and by appointment at my office (PDL C338).
Best way to schedule an apppointment: email me suggesting several
times that work for you.
Basic course information and other useful links:
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Overview of Math 309.
 Textbook:
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems,
by Boyce & DiPrima: 10th ed., custom version for Math 309, OR whole book.
Note on page numbers: the custom edition has page numbers at the top of the
page which are from the original book, and different numbers on the bottom
of the page. Page numbers anywhere on this website refer to the numbers
at the top of the page.

Grading Scheme.

Class Schedule and announcements. Important note:
The Final Exam for this course is on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2:304:20.
You must take the final at this time.

Homework information and assignments.

Information about exams.

Course Workspace.

Catalyst GradeBook. Check your scores periodically; if there is an
error, bring me the graded paper.
 Technology: On quizzes and tests, problems will be designed
so that you should not need a calculator to do them.
A TI 30X IIS, the calculator allowed for 124/5/6 exams,
(or with advance permission, an equivalently basic claculator) will be allowed
but should not be necessary.
If you use a calculator or computer to do the homework, be sure you
understand how to do, e.g., row reduction,
"by hand" for the quizzes and tests.
 Other resources:
Center for Learning
and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)
Student Counseling Center,
which offers individual and group counseling help with study skills, career
decisions, and personal problems.
Mathematics Department Policy on Concerns About Instruction
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UW Math Department Student Information page.
Most recently updated on October 27, 2016