MTH 256H, Winter, 2019

MTH 256H: Applied Differential Equations, Winter, 2019

LECTURE: MF 1300 - 1350 STAG 161 CRN 32367
Recitation: W 1200-1350 STAG 161 CRN 35635
Instructor: R.E. Showalter Kidder 286
Office Hours: Mon & Fri, 14:00-15:30, Fri 11:00-11:30 Kidder 286

Topics: First order linear and nonlinear equations, and second order linear equations. Applications to electric circuits and mechanical oscillators. Introduction to the Laplace transform and higher order equations. Solution methods and applications appropriate for science and engineering. (Familiarity with complex numbers and Euler's identities is highly desirable.) All courses used to satisfy MTH prerequisites must be completed with C- or better.

Textbook: William F. Trench, Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, Books and Monographs, Book 9,
(Use the copy obtained from this "FREE DOWNLOAD" so we have the same numbered homework problems.)

For additional information, see the Study Guide.
Homework will be assigned but not collected. Two Tests will be given. Quizs will be given weekly, and a cumulative score will be recorded. The Final Exam is the third Test. The Grade for the course is determined by the best three of these four scores.
Test, Quiz and Final Exam problems come directly from the assigned Homework.
Tentative Test Dates: January 30 or February 6, March 6.
Final Exam: Monday, 3/18/2019, 1400-1600.

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Chapter 1: Introduction.
1. Applications and Basics Read 1.1; 1.2: 2, 3, 4 (parts a,c,e for all three). Review Integration Techniques (Study Guide, pp. 5,6,9-12.) (1/7/2019)
Chapter 2: First Order Equations.
2. linear equations 2.1: 1,3,5,6,8,10,11,12,16,20,33,43. Read Lesson 3:`Linear first order equations' of Study Guide.
3. separable 2.2: 3,6,11,12,28,29. Read 2.3.
4. Bernoulli, homogeneous 2.4: 1,3,7,9,15,17,23,25. (01/14)
5. exact equations 2.5: 1-14. Quiz #1.
Chapter 2: Applications.
6. applications 4.1: 1,3,8,9; 4.2: 1,3,8,9, 11.
7. MLK (01/21)
8. Quiz #2: Sections 2.2 & 2.4.