Homework Assignment Page

Most of the homework will be assigned from the text, Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers by Donald McQuarrie. This page will give you the homework assignments and when they are due. (You may have to remind me to update this page to reflect the latest information.) It is hoped that this page will also lead to complete solutions for the homework problems that are graded. (See more on homework grading policy on the Exam and Grading policy page.)

There is excellent (free) tutorial help for this course in BA 247 on Thurs 10-12 and 1-3 by Professor Arnie Villone.

Week 15: This week finishes the material on Differential Equations for this semester (through 11.4). Your Final will be Monday, Dec. 13, 10:30-12:30. The final will be comprehensive with your best study guides being the previous exams (take home and in-class) and the material covered in class on second order linear differential equations (the homework). You can find your class standing from the Grades page. There are solutions available for Exam 2 over Linear Algebra and Exam 3 over Differential Equations. Also, solutions exist for Homework 10, Homework 11, and Homework 12. The last homework problems for the semester are:
Section 11.4 (p. 554) 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 26, 27, 28, 29 (due Monday, Dec. 13)

Earlier Assignments and Exam Information

Week 1: Read the material in sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3. The Homework problems are:
Section 5.1 (p. 196) 1, 3, 7, 12
Section 5.2 (p. 203) 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20
Section 5.3 (p. 211) 3, 6, 10, 12, 18

Since several of you have not been able to get the textbook, the hyperlinks above will provide GIFs to these homeworks. Hopefully, by the end of next week you can all have access to the text.
These homework problems are due Friday, Sept. 10.

Week 2: Read the material in Sections 5.4 and 5.5. The Homework problems are:
Section 5.4 (p. 220) 2, 3, 6, 9, 15, 16, 18, 20, 23, 24
Section 5.5 (p. 227) 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10
These homework problems are due Friday, Sept. 17

Week 3: Read the material in Chapter 6. We will review this material quickly. The Homework problems are:
Section 6.5 (p. 266) 4, 5, 9
Section 6.6 (p. 266) 2, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14
These homework problems are due Friday, Sept. 24

Week 4: Read the material in Chapter 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 (lightly), and 7.4. The Homework problems are:
Section 7.1 (p. 309) 2, 3, 5-9, 12, 13 (due Friday, Sept. 24)
Section 7.2 (p. 320) 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 (due Friday, Oct. 1)

Week 5: Exam 1 will take place on Friday, Oct. 8. This exam will cover the material from Vector Analysis, Chapters 5-7 in the text. A Take-Home Exam is available and will be due at the time of the in-class Exam, Friday, Oct. 8. There are solutions available for the graded HW problems from Sections 5.1-4. Read the material in Chapter 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5. The Homework problems are:
Section 7.3 (p. 330) 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 (due Friday, Oct. 1)
Section 7.4 (p. 337) 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11 (due Friday, Oct. 8)

Week 6: Exam 1 will take place on Friday, Oct. 8. This exam will cover the material from Vector Analysis, Chapters 5-7 in the text. For Exam 1, you are allowed the use of a calculator (any type), 2 notecards (3x5), and a set of integral tables. A Take-Home Exam is available and will be due at the time of the in-class Exam, Friday, Oct. 8. There are solutions available for the graded HW problems from Sections 5.1-4. Also, there are solutions available for the graded HW problems from Sections 6.5-6 and 7.2-3. This week finishes the Vector Calculus and should begin the material on Linear Algebra (Chapter 9). The Homework problems are:
Section 7.5 (p. 345) 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 21 (due Friday, Oct. 8)

Week 7: The solutions to the Take-Home Exam are available. You will be reworking Exam 1 (with a slight modification to 3b) for 50% of your missed points. This week begins the material on Linear Algebra (Chapter 9). The Homework problems are:
Section 9.1 (p. 407) 1, 3, 6, 7, 21 (due Friday, Oct. 15)
Section 9.2 (p. 417) 2, 4, 7, 10 (due Friday, Oct. 22)

Week 8: The solutions to the Take-Home Exam are available. Your reworking of Exam 1 (with a slight modification to 3b) for 50% of your missed points is due Friday, Oct. 22. There are solutions to the homework from Sections 7.4 and 7.5. This week continues the material on Linear Algebra (Chapter 9). The Homework problems are:
Section 9.3 (p. 428) 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 19, 24 (due Friday, Oct. 22)
Section 9.4 (p. 435) 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 (due Friday, Oct. 29)
Section 9.5 (p. 443) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16 (due Friday, Oct. 29)

Week 9: This week continues the material on Vector Spaces (Chapter 9). We may start Chapter 10 on Eigenvalues. The Homework problems are:
Section 9.5 (p. 443) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16 (due Friday, Oct. 29)
Section 9.6 (p. 449) 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 (due Friday, Nov. 5)

Week 10: This week begins the material on Eigenvalue Problems (Chapter 10). The Homework problems are:
Section 10.1 (p. 462) 2, 3, 12 (due Friday, Nov. 5)
Section 10.2 (p. 470) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19 (due Friday, Nov. 5)
Section 10.3 (p. 479) 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17 (due Friday, Nov. 12)

Week 11: Take-Home Exam 2 is available for downloading. Your Take-Home Exam for Linear Algebra and Vector spaces will be due Friday, Nov. 12. The In-Class Exam will take place on Monday, Nov. 15. Solutions are available for Homework 6 and 7 covering Sections 9.1-9.3. This week completes the material on Linear Algebra and Vector Spaces. We will next start the material on Differential Equations. The Homework problems are:
Section 10.5 (p. 498) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21 (due Friday, Nov. 12)

Week 12: The solutions to the Take-Home Exam 2 are available (thus no credit to any student attempting to turn in their assignment at this time). The In-Class Exam will take place on Monday, Nov. 15. Solutions are available for Homework 8 covering Sections 9.4-9.5 and Homework 9 covering Sections 9.6, 10.1-10.2. This week starts the material on Differential Equations. The Homework problems will appear soon.

Week 13: This week starts the material on Differential Equations. Supplemental material is being provided to the text from the book by Borrelli and Coleman on Differential Equations (2nd ed., Wiley, 2004). The material includes information on Direction Fields and Numerical Methods for DE's. The Homework problems are (with more to be added)
Section 11.1 (p. 522) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (due Wednesday, Nov. 24)
Section 11.2 (p. 528) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20 (due Wednesday, Nov. 24)

Week 14: This week continues the material on Differential Equations. There is a Take-Home Exam over Differential Equations, which is due Wed. Dec. 1 (11 AM). Exam 3 covering Differential Equations is Fri. Dec. 3. You are allowed 2 3x5 notecards, integral tables, and a calculator (not smart calculator) for the exam. Supplemental material is being provided to the text from the book by Borrelli and Coleman on Differential Equations (2nd ed., Wiley, 2004). The material includes information on Direction Fields and Numerical Methods for DE's. There are also supplemental handouts for using Maple and MatLab to numerically solve differential equations. There is also an updated Maple sheet for using DEplot. There is an Excel spreadsheet with the numerical methods. The Homework problems are:
Borrelli and Coleman (p. 74) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, with Maple 7, 10, 13, 14 (due Wednesday, Dec. 1)
Borrelli and Coleman (p. 129) 1 (due Wednesday, Dec. 1)
Section 11.3 (p. 539) 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17 (due Friday, Dec. 10)