Math 307 Autumn Quarter 2020



  • All classes will be online. You will need to watch video lectures and participate in at least one live online class each week via Zoom. Your instructor will contact you with details.

  • You will need a computer with a webcam, internet access, and a way to produce and upload handwritten work (your cell phone will suffice for uploading written work). If you don't have access to a computer, try The Student Technology Loan Program.You can find some documentation for Zoom below:

  • Daily Information and Lecture Videos Your instructor will provide links to video lectures, lectures notes and references to text book sections. All sections may not use the same videos.

  • Exams -- We will have approximately 5 quizzes, each about 20 minutes long, rather than longer exams. These will require a computer, internet access, and a way to upload your work. A smartphone that can photograph your written work, or a tablet that can produce a pdf of your writing will suffice. See the instructions below for what appears to be the simplest methods. We will use Zoom and Gradescope during the quizzes. We will not have a final exam..

    • Gradescope Assignment -- Log in to Gradescope and begin an assignment, quiz or an exam.
    • Take an Online Exam using your phone -- login to Gradescope using a browser on your phone to upload a photo of your handwritten work. Its easier to read the questions on your computer, but the least complicated way to upload your answers is by taking photos from within the Gradescope page running in a browser on your phone. If you can read the questions on your phone, you don't even need to login to Gradescope on your computer.

    Some related information on other ways to upload:

  • WebAssign Log in to WebAssign here to read and submit homework. You will not be able to login at any other URL. If you google WebAssign, you will not find the correct site for University of Washington. If you think you need a "class key", you are using the wrong URL. If you are having trouble logging in or paying for WebAssign, call the help number 800.354.9706. or contact your instructor. Don't go to the math advising office; they cannot help you with WebAssign.

  • Textbook Introduction to Differential Equations by Boyce, Diprima, and Meade : You can access the etext from your class Canvas page. Access is free until October 16th, then it will cost $25. You pay the bookstore at this link. You must pay for the book before October 16th. After that you can no longer purchase the ebook. You can read the book online or download and use the VitalSource reader. You can print up to 10 pages at a time as well. The downloaded version doesn't expire.

    If you prefer a paper version, any edition of Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems or Elementary Differential Equations will do. A custom version is available through the bookstore. Older versions are cheaper. You don't need to buy the solutions manual. The WebAssign homework is different from the homework problems in the textbook, so the solutions manual will not be particularly useful.


Approximate Schedule

Instructors may modify this schedule and will provide links to video lectures.

Week Additional Materials Topics and Textbook Sections
1:
Sept.30-Oct.2
  • Prerequisite Skills
  • Some Basic Modeling § 1.1
  • Solutions to Differential Equations § 1.2
2:
Oct.5-9
  • Direction Fields § 1.1
  • Euler's Method § 2.7
  • Separable First Order ODE's § 2.2
3:
Oct.12-16
  • Linear First Order ODE's § 2.1
  • Modeling with First Order ODE's § 2.3
  • Population Dynamics § 2.5
4:
Oct.19-23
  • Logistic Equation
  • Equilibria
5:
Oct.26-30
MIDTERM #1 ARCHIVE
  • Second Order Constant Coefficient ODE's § 3.1
  • Homogeneous equations with distinct real roots § 3.1
  • Homogeneous equations with complex roots § 3.3
6:
Nov.2-6
  • Complex Numbers---- notes on complex numbers
  • Homogeneous equations with repeated roots § 3.4
  • Harmonic Oscillator § 3.7
  • Damped Harmonic Oscillator § 3.7
7:
Nov.9-13
  • Method of Undetermined Coefficients § 3.5
  • Steady State solutions and Transients
8:
Nov.16-20
  • Steady State and Transients
  • Beats and Resonance
  • Damped Forced Harmonic Oscillator (filters)
9:
Nov.23-27
MIDTERM #2 ARCHIVE
  • Laplace Transform -- definition as an integral § 6.1
  • Tables of Laplace Transforms § 6.2
10:
Nov.30-Dec.4
  • Inverse Laplace Transform using tables § 6.2
  • Solving IVP with Laplace Transforms § 6.2
  • Heavyside function and time delay § 6.3
11:
Dec.7-11
  • Inverse Transforms of the Heavyside function § 6.4
  • Impulse Response and Convolution §6.5 and 6.6
  • The Dirac Delta function
12:
Dec.14-18
Final Exam Archive
  • Final Exam week


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