Differential Equations Fall 2017  
Contact Information  Important Dates  
Professor:  Dr. Scott Nollet  Exam 1  Wednesday, September 20 Review Sheet Yellow Exam Pink Exam 
Office:  310 TTC  
Office Hours:  MF 2:30  5:00 after class and by appointment. 
Exam 2  October 25 Review Sheet 
Office Phone:  2576339  
Cell:  6827604510  Exam 3  Wednesday, November 15 Review Sheet 
Email:  s.nollet@tcu.edu  
Class Hours:  TR 12:0012:50pm, 145 WintonScott Hall  Final Exam  Wednesday,
December 13, 11:302:00

Prerequisite:  Math 20524 
Text: Differential Equations (4th edition) Blanchard, Devaney and Hall (Brooks/Cole): ISBN13 9781133109037. 
Calculator:A TI83 calculator is recommended. Calculators that perform symbolic manipulation (such as the TI89 or TI92) will NOT be allowed on exams. 
Goals: The student should obtain a basic understanding of differential equations, including the aspects of mathematical modeling (the meaning of the equations) and ability to solve certain kinds of equations. The topics will include modeling with differential equations, first order equations, second (and higher) order linear equations, and the Laplace transform. 
Grades:
Grades will be based on Homework and Quizzes (10% each),
three Exams (15% per exam) and the Final Exam (35%).
I will regularly assign homework. Discussion with classmates is alright,
but copying is not.
There will be quizzes during many lectures with problems based on
the homework. Usually the quizzes are announced in advance, but this is
not guaranteed.
When all the coursework is complete, grades will be assigned on the following basis. Let P be the percentage of points scored. Then

Attendance and makeup policy: University policy states that regular and punctual class attendance is essential and that no assigned work is excused due to absence, no matter what the cause. If you miss a quiz due to absence it will count as a zero, except in cases of excused absence (these require a note from Campus Life or documented participation in university activities). Makeup exams are possible for students with an excused absence, in which case the student must inform me before the exam. 
Exams: There will be three exams during the semester and a final.
Please bring your calculators.
The 
Course Website: I will maintain this website for our course; it will contain homework assignments, solutions, and other useful information. The address is www.math.tcu.edu/math/faculty/Nollet/courses/diffeqs.html. 
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