Math 307 Fall Quarter 2018



  • What you need :
    • You will need to purchase a "WebAssign access code". Buy your access online HERE for $22.95. This is the only place to buy access.

    • Recommended Textbook Boyce and Diprima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems or Elementary Differential Equations. Any edition is fine. Older editions cost less. A paperback version called Introduction to Differential Equations is available at the bookstore.

    Math 307 Grade Policy. Beginning Autumn 2017, the department of mathematics has adopted a grade policy for this course. The median course grades for each section of Math 307 taught during the regular academic year will fall within the range of 3.0 +/- 0.2

Sample Schedule -- not all classes will follow this exact schedule

Week Additional Materilas Topics and Textbook Sections
1:
Sept. 26--28
  • Prerequisite Skills
  • Some Basic Modelling § 1.1
  • Solutions to Differential Equations § 1.2
2:
Oct.1--5
  • Direction Fields § 1.1
  • Separable First Order ODE's § 2.2
  • Euler's Method § 2.7
3:
Oct.8--12
  • Linear First Order ODE's § 2.1
  • Modelling with First Order ODE's § 2.3
4:
Oct.15--19
MIDTERM #1 ARCHIVE
  • Population Dynamics § 2.5
  • Review
  • Midterm #1
5:
Oct.22--26
  • Second Order Constant Coefficient ODE's § 3.1
  • Modelling -- Damped Harmonic oscillator § 3.7 (just modeling)
  • Homogeneous equations with distinct real roots § 3.1
  • Complex numbers and Euler's formula -- notes on complex numbers
  • Homogeneous equations with complex roots § 3.3
6:
Oct.29--Nov.2
  • Homogeneous equations with repeated roots § 3.4
  • Damped Harmonic Oscillator § 3.7
  • Method of Undetermined Coefficients § 3.5
7:
Nov.5--9
  • Forced Undamped harmonic Oscillator Beats and Resonance § 3.8
  • Forced Damped Harmonic Oscillator -- Frequency Response and Phase § 3.8
  • Review for Midterm2
8:
Nov.12--16
MIDTERM #2 ARCHIVE
  • Veterans Day observed Monday
  • Midterm 2 Wednesday
  • Laplace Transform -- definition as an integral § 6.1
9:
Nov.19--23
  • Inverse Laplace Transform using tables § 6.2
  • Solving IVP with Laplace Transforms § 6.3
  • American Heritage Day Friday
10:
Nov.26--30
  • Step functions and time delay § 6.4
  • Impulse Response §6.5
11:
Dec.3--7
  • Impulse Response and Transfer Function§6.5
  • Convolution §6.6
  • Review for Final Exam
12:
Dec.10--14
Final Exam Archive
  • Final Exam week