MATH 2410Q – Elementary Differential Equations
Qualitative, analytical and numerical methods for first and second order single ordinary equations as well as first order constant coefficient
linear system and some special nonlinear systems. Laplace transform and its application to differential equations.
MWF 8:00 – 8:50 in LH106
MWF 9:05 – 9:55 in LH108
My office hours this semester are Monday 11 – 12
and Wednesday 11 – 12 & 1:30 – 2:30
in MONT 105.
edition, by Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney, and Glen R. Hall.
There will be online homework assignments. More information about the online homework system will be delivered in lecture. You are encouraged to work
with other students and discuss the homework problems, but you should make sure that you understand and are able to solve the problems on your own.
Quizzes and Exams
There will be a graded in-class assignment during each Friday's lecture. This will be either a short quiz or an exam. Notes, books,
phones, and other electronic devices are not permitted during quizzes and exams. You must complete each quiz and exam on your own and may
not work with other students.
There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. The first midterm exam will be given in lecture on Friday, February 17.
The second midterm exam will be given in lecture on Friday, March 31.
The final exam will be given at the time and place published
by the Registrar
On Fridays when there is no exam, there will be a short quiz in class. Usually you will have about 10 minutes to complete the quiz.
Final course grades will be calculated as follows.
||% of Course Grade
Unless otherwise indicated in class, calculators are not permitted during quizzes and exams. Calculators and computers are permitted when you are
working on the homework. However, you should make sure that you are able to solve the problems on your own.
You may find some or all of the following resources helpful to your studies.
All students are expected to adhere to the UConn community standards
at all times.
- You are expected to show up on time to each lecture. You are responsible for knowing the content of each lecture whether or not you attend.
- You are expected to do work outside of class. This includes reading the text-book and solving practice problems.
- You are responsible for attending quizzes and exams. If you must be absent for a quiz or exam, you must notify the instructor beforehand
with a valid excuse.
- You are expected to know basic calculus. In particular, you are expected to be able to take derivatives and integrals.
Please note that the common course website available via the math
department is out of date. You should refer to this website instead