Professor:  Dr. Nathan Louis Gibson 
Office:  Kidd 056 
Office Hours:  MWF 3 
Course Website:  http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/~gibsonn/Teaching/MTH256H001W18 
Text Book:  Elementary Differential Equations by William F. Trench (Free!)

Catalog Description: First order linear and nonlinear equations, and second order linear equations, applications to populations, electric circuits and mechanical oscillators, introduction to the Laplace transform and higher order equations, and solution methods and applications appropriate for science and engineering.
Credits: 4
MTH 256 Measurable Student Learning Outcomes: A successful student in MTH 256 will be able to:
Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS immediately at 5417374098 or at http://ds.oregonstate.edu. DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.
Students are expected to be familiar with Oregon State University's Statement of Expectations for Student Conduct.
Course Drop/Add Information: See Office of the Registrar and Academic Calendars
As preparation for this class, you should review the materials covered in MTH 254.
Homework  200 Points 
Labs  100 Points 
Midterms  200 Points 
Final  200 Points 
Total  700 Points 
A  93 
A  90 
B+  87 
B  83 
B  80 
C+  77 
C  73 
C  70 
D+  67 
D  63 
D  60 
The suggested problems below are your opportunity to practice what you have learned and to determine which areas you need to work on more before taking an online assignment or exam. You are encouraged to study, and work on suggested problems, in small groups. Exam problems will be similar to suggested problems.
To be posted as we go.
1.2: 1, 5.
1.3: 4, 6, 9.
2.1: 2, 4, 6, 10, 24, 31.
2.2: 3, 11, 19, 28.
2.3: 2, 6, 16 .
2.5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 16, 22, 33, 41.
2.6: 3, 4, 6, 8, 13.
4.1: 11, 17.
4.2: 8, 9, 11, 14.
4.3: 18.
5.1: 5abcd.
5.2: 1, 4, 8, 10, 14, 15.
5.4: 1, 7.
5.5: 1, 2, 3, 7.
5.6: 3.
5.7: 1, 3, 5, 7, 22.
See also MATLAB Demonstrations for Differential Equations
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Last updated: Wed Mar 14 10:42:57 PDT 2018