Introduction to Differential Equations
Sections 13 - 16

Professor: Mark H. Holmes
Office: Amos Eaton 322
Phone: 276-6891
Email: holmes
Office Hours: Wed. 2-3
Office Hours Finals Week: Tuesday 11:30-1:30
TA: Paulina Volosov
Office: Amos Eaton 316W
Email: volosp
Office Hours: Tues. 1:00-2:30, Wed. 11:00-12:30
Office Hours Finals Week: Tues. and Wed. 4:00-5:30

Couse Information

Course Syllabus

Suggested Homework Problems
worksheet 9 added 4/28/16

Majors initally enrolled in class    Majors enrolled after two weeks

Assignments and Announcements

Previous Assignments

Exam 1 solutions

Exam 2 solutions

Exam 3 solutions

Advanced Grade

A: 89.50 - 100
B: 79.0 - 89.49
C: 68.50 - 78.99
D: 58.0 - 68.49


Time: Thursday, May 19 (11:30-2:30)
Location: Sage 3510
Covers: everything covered on three in-class exams (so, as a study aid, any and all of the suggested homework problems should be reviewed).
Crib sheet: one 8.5x11 page (both sides) but no calculators, notes, etc

RSVP: if you are taking the final, please let Prof Holmes know by noon, Tuesday, May 17 (you can still take the final if you do not RSVP; this was requetsed so I would have an idea of how many exams to print).

Supplemental Notes

Abbreviations used in course

Worksheet for Chapter 1

Modeling notes based on Section 2.3

Summary for Chapter 3

Examples of Fourier series
MATLAB codes: fourier3.m and fourier4.m

Summary of Fourier series

Plots showing solution of diffusion equation
MATLAB code: heat.m

Worksheet 7 for Chapter 7

Summary for solving y'=Ay
revised 4/18/16 (improved middle plots)

Summary for steady-states, stability, and periodic solutions (replaces most of chapt 9)
Revised 5/2/16: added material on finding Hamiltonians

Worksheet 9 for periodic solutions
Update on 5/3/16: added more exercises and included answers

Textbook and Related Information

Video clips of solving problems from textbook
It appears the server for these videos has crashed. I have contacted those who administer the server about this, and they are working on rebuilding it (rush ordering, etc). In the meantime, they were able to save some of the videos and put them in the dropbox: Here

Wiley web-site for textbook

Student Companion Site for textbook

Help Guides and Resources

Tutorial Service provided by the Learning Center

Supplemental Instruction provided by the Learning Center

Reference pages for algebra and calculus (note red boxed formulas are particularly important)