Math 215/255 (Section 102):
Elementary Differential Equations I
University of British Columbia
Instructor: Harish Dixit
Teaching hours: MWF (09:00-10:00)
TA: Raimundo Briceno Dominguez
Office: LSK 203 Phone: 604-827-3297 Email: hdixit(at)math.ubc.ca Textbook: Boyce & DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 9th Edition (2008)
Pre-requisites: Math 101 (integral calculus), Math 152 (linear algebra) or equivalent.
Co-requisites (crucial): Math 200 or 253 (multivariable calculus) or equivalent.
Common course website : Prof. Akos Magyar
Monday: 3pm - 4pm, MATH 202
Thursday: 11am - 12am, LSK 300C
Friday: 3pm - 4pm, MATH 202
GRADING and EXAMS:
There will be two 55 minute mid-terms given
during the course at times to be announced. They will count for 40%
of your grade. The final will count for 50% of your grade. I will
assign homework every week and will provide detailed
solutions. Please make sure to do the homeworks and examine the
solutions. The TA may add helpful comments to your solution. Read them carefully.
The HW will count for 10% of your grade.
EXAM DATES: (subject to any changes)
1st Midterm : Friday, 12 October 2012
2nd Midterm : Monday, 19 November 2012, in class (9:00 AM - 9:50 AM). Syllabus: Sections 3.5-3.8 and Chapter 6.
Finals: Thursday, 6th December, at 3:30 pm. Venue: LSK 201. Please be in the exam venue at 3:20 pm.
Policies: Missing a midterm or an assignment will normally result in a mark of zero. Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor or a medical emergency. In the latter case, the instructor must be notified as soon as possible (preferably before the test), and presented with a doctor's note immediately upon the student's return to UBC.
Final Exam syllabus:
Chapter 1: Classification and drawing direction fields
Chapter 2: Sections 2.1-2.6 (No integrating factors in 2.6)
Chapter 3: Full (No beats in 3.8. Basic understanding of resonance is sufficient)
Chapter 6: Sections 6.1-6.4
Chapter 7: Sections 7.5-7.9
Chapter 9: Sections 9.1-9.4, Pendulum (Follow course notes and practice problems)