Nagle/Saff/Snider – Fundamentals of Differential Equations
and Boundary Value Problems – 6thed.
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.
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
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 http://www.ipfw.edu/ssd