Math 307 Winter Quarter 2020

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Sample Schedule

Week Additional Materials Topics and Textbook Sections
  • Prerequisite Skills
  • Some Basic Modelling § 1.1
  • Solutions to Differential Equations § 1.2
  • Direction Fields § 1.1
  • Separable First Order ODE's § 2.2
  • Linear First Order ODE's § 2.1
  • Modelling with First Order ODE's § 2.3
  • No class Monday -- Martin Luther King Day
  • Population Dynamics § 2.5
  • Euler's Method § 2.7
  • Second Order Constant Coefficient ODE's § 3.1
  • Homogeneous equations with distinct real roots § 3.1
  • Complex Numbers---- notes on complex numbers
  • Homogeneous equations with complex roots § 3.3
  • Homogeneous equations with repeated roots § 3.4
  • Harmonic Oscillator § 3.7
  • Method of Undetermined Coefficients § 3.5
  • No class Monday -- President's Day
  • Forced Undamped harmonic Oscillator Beats and Resonance § 3.8
  • Forced Damped Harmonic Oscillator -- Frequency Response and Phase § 3.8
  • Review for Midterm2
  • Midterm 2 Wednesday
  • Laplace Transform -- definition as an integral § 6.1
  • Tables of Laplace Transforms § 6.2
  • Inverse Laplace Transform using tables § 6.2
  • Solving IVP with Laplace Transforms § 6.2
Mar. 9-13
  • Step functions and time delay § 6.3 § 6.4
  • Review for Final Exam
Mar. 16-20
Final Exam Archive
  • Final Exam week