Syllabus for Math 337
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Prerequisites: Math 151 and 254
Brannan and Boyce:
Differential Equations: An Introduction to
Modern Methods and Applications. Wiley 2015.
Course Catalog Description: integration of first-order differential equations, initial and boundary value problems for second order equations, series solutions and transform methods, regular singularities.
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Solve many linear and nonlinear first and second order differential equations.
- Understand some qualitative methods for interpreting differential equations.
- Apply methods from differential equations to solve problems from various fields of science.
- Perform a geometric analysis to systems of differential equations.
- Use MatLab and Maple software to study the
dynamics of a variety of applications.
- Interpret graphs from dynamical systems.
- Apply power series techniques to find the solutions of differential equations
- Apply Laplace transforms to solve a class of differential equations.
Course Objectives and
Expectations on Students:
This course is a 3 unit course designed for students who
are majoring in mathematics
and is considered one of the core fields of applied mathematics. This course is required for a number of the upper division courses in dynamical systems.
Differential equations date back to the studies of Newton and Leibnitz, where the subject of Calculus was developed. The basis of Newtonian physics is the study of motion, which is described by differential equations. Differential equations are central to many sciences, as they describe physical phenomena, such as velocity, rates of reaction, and growth. Thus, differential equations are centered around applications, so key to our studies in dynamical systems at SDSU.
Scope and Purpose of the Course:
The scope and purpose of this course is being developed.
Details of the course and timelines are
available on the HW
- Homework asignments, including WeBWorK (25%)
- 3 Midterms (45%)
- Final (30%)
Accommodation Of Disability: Students with disabilities who may need academic
accommodations should notify the professor in writing
within the first two weeks of instruction. Students need
appropriate forms aproved by SDS (Calpulli Center, Suite
3101). All information will be kept confidential. Students
that need evacuation assistance during campus emergencies
should also meet with the instructor as soon as possible
to assure the health and safety of all students. If you
encounter a problem accessing anything in this course,
please contact me as soon as possible.
Classroom Behavior And Student
Code Of Conduct
Other Course Policies
- It is expected that students will conduct themselves
within the standards outlined in the student code of
disciplinary procedure and student due process.
Disciplinary action will be taken by the instructor as
necessary. See more information at the SDSU
Student Ethical & Civic Responsibility Code.
- Students are expected to come to class in a timely
manner, prepared for the day’s work. Full participation
for the entire
class period in activities, class exercises and
discussions is required.
- Please turn off all cell phones,
pagers, etc. You will be released from class with an
unexcused absence for making or accepting telephone
calls or text messages in the classroom.
- It is the student’s responsibility to make up missed
material. This includes, but is not limited to,
obtaining missed lecture notes from another student (not
from the instructor), and finding out about any
modifications of schedules or assignments announced
during class time.
- WeBWorK assignments are posted with a
specific due date. It is the student’s responsibility to
complete the assignment on time.
- Academic dishonesty will result in a
grade of zero for the assignment and will be reported to
Academic Affairs. It may result in further disciplinary
action. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited
to, cheating, which includes unauthorized collaboration
- Missed Exams: Students will receive a
ZERO for any missed exam, except for written/documented
excuses (illness, personal/family crises, etc.).
- Even the visual presence of a Cell Phone during an Exam will result in a ZERO for that Exam.
- The instructor will make special arrangements for
students with documented learning disabilities and will
try to make accommodations for other unforeseen
circumstances, e.g., illness, personal/family
crises, etc. in a way that is fair to all students
enrolled in the class. Please contact the instructor
EARLY regarding special circumstances.
- Students are expected and encouraged to ask questions
- Students are expected and encouraged to make use of
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