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Spring 2018: Section 20 

Textbook: 
Dennis G. Zill — Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 6^{th}
edition (with online access, although we will not use that) 
Lectures: 
TR 2pm–3:20pm in MA017 
Office hours: 
TR 3:30pm–5pm, and by appointment 
Material covered: 
Sections 1.1–1.2, 2.1–2.8, 3.1–3.6, 3.8, 4.1–4.5, 5.1 & 5.3 
Grading: 
During the term, there will be two inclass exams, each
taking up an entire class period. Additionally, there will
be ten homework assignments, of which your eight best will
count towards your final grade. The final grade will be computed
according to the following percentages:


Inclass exams: 
30% (15% each) 
Homework: 
40% (5% each) 
Final exam: 
30% 


The dates of the inclass exams are March 1 and April 12.

Important dates: 
Jan. 18: 
First day of classes 
March 10–18: 
Spring Break 
April 2: 
No classes 
May 8: 
Last day of classes 
May 11: 
Final exam, 4:30pm–7pm 


Handouts: 

Practise problems: 
Problems and solutions 
Learning outcomes: 
The students will study topics of differential equations, their solutions,
and applications to physical sciences and engineering. In particular, the students will
learn
 to recognise a differential equation and its solutions;
 to compute solutions to firstorder differential equations;
 to compute solutions of higher order differential equations;
 to use Laplace transforms; and
 the fundamental properties of power series, and how to use them to solve
linear differential equations.

Learning assessment: 
The expected learning outcomes for the course will be assessed through inclass
exams and activities, homework assignments and class discussions.


Schedule 
Date 
Material covered 
Suggested exercises 
Other 
1/18 
1.1, 1.2 
1.1: 1, 3, 5, 11, 15, 12; 1.2: 1, 9, 17, 19, 25, 31 

1/23 
1.2, 2.1, 2.2 
2.1: 20; 2.2: 5, 15, 21 
First homework assignment 
1/25 
2.2, 2.3 
2.2: 45(ac); 2.3: 3, 13, 21, 25 

1/30 
2.4 
2.4: 1, 3, 11, 27, 31 
Second homework assignment 
2/1 
2.5 
2.5: 1, 7, 15, 21, 25 

2/6 
2.6, 3.1 
3.1: 3, 5, 9, 15, 19 
Third homework assignment 
2/8 
3.1, 3.2 
3.1: 31, 35 

2/13 
3.2, 3.3 
3.2: 1, 9; 3.3: 5, 11 
Fourth homework assignment 
2/15 
3.3 
3.3: 15, 19, 23, 27 

2/20 
3.4 
3.4: 1, 7, 9, 15, 25 
Fifth homework assignment 
2/22 
3.5 
3.5: 1, 7, 9 

2/27 
3.6 
3.6: 1, 5, 11, 19 

3/1 
First inclass exam 
3/6 
First inclass exam 


3/8 
3.8 


March 10–28: Spring Break 
3/20 


Sixth homework assignment 
3/22 



3/27 


Seventh homework assignment 
3/29 



4/3 


Eighth homework assignment 
4/5 



4/10 



4/12 
Second inclass exam 
4/17 


Ninth homework assignment 
4/19 



4/24 


Tenth homework assignment 
4/26 



5/1 



5/3 



5/8 



5/11 
Final exam, 4:30pm–7pm 
