MA 363 Differential Equations


Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: MWF 2:30 3:20 pm KT 216

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail:

Office Hours: MTWR 5:00-6:00 pm, MWF 2:00-2:30 pm

Book: Nagle/Saff/Snider Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 6th ed.

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 1, 2, 4, 6 11. The main content of the course is devoted to first order differential equations, higher order differential equations, systems of first order equations, series solutions, integral transforms, introduction to partial differential equations: separation of variables, Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville equations.

Grading: There will be three tests (100 pts each), five group projects (10 pts each), and daily homework (50 pts), which will form a semester grade. The score for the course is formed from 75% of the semester grade and 25% of a comprehensive final. The letter grade is according to the scale:

A 90 -100; B 80-89; C 70-79; D 60-69; F below 59.

No make up tests will be given (unless proper excuse is provided).

Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.

Disabilities Statement: If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (Walb 113, telephone number 481-6658), as soon as possible to work out the details. Once the Director has provided you with a letter attesting to your needs for modification, bring the letter to me. For more information, please visit the web site for SSD at .