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{\bf Math 54, Section 1: Differential equations and linear algebra.}
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H.W. Lenstra, Jr. (office hours MF 3:15--4:15 p.m., 879 Evans, tel. 643-7857).
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Spring 1996, MWF 2--3, 10 Evans.
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Prerequisites: 1A--B or equivalent. Textbooks:
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H. Anton, {\sl Linear algebra\/} (seventh edition), John Wiley \& Sons, New
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York, 1994;
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W.$\,$E. Boyce \& R.$\,$C. DiPrima, {\sl Elementary differential equations
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and boundary value problems}, John Wiley \& Sons, 1992.
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The textbooks will be followed fairly closely.
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Approximate course outline. The first five weeks are devoted to linear
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algebra (Anton): Chapter 1 (weeks 1 \& 2), Chapter 2 (week 3), Chapter 4 and
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Chapter 5, Sections 1 \& 2 (weeks 4 \& 5). This material is covered
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by the first midterm, on Friday, February 16, 2--3 p.m. (rooms to be
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announced). The second five weeks are also devoted to linear algebra (Anton):
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Chapter 5, Sections 3--6 (weeks 6 \& 7), Chapter 6 (without Section 4)
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(week 8), Chapter 7 (weeks 9 \& 10). This material is covered by the second
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midterm, on Friday, March 22, 2--3 p.m. (rooms to be announced). The last
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five weeks, after the Spring Recess, are devoted to differential equations
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(Boyce \& DiPrima): Sections 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 7.4--7 (weeks 11--13), Chapter 10,
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Sections 1--6 (weeks 14 \& 15). The final examination is on Friday, May 17,
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5--8 p.m. (room to be announced). The final examination covers differential
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equations.
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Homework, consisting of about 10 problems, will be assigned every week on
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Monday. It is due by Tuesday the following week. Due to the unavailability of
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readers only one problem will be graded every week. Every Tuesday there is a
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short quiz on two other problems from the homework assignment, or on slight
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variations thereof.
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Grading policy: 15\% homework, 25\% quizzes, 20\% first midterm, 20\% second
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midterm, 20\% final examination. There will be no make-ups for a midterm
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without a note of a doctor that you were indisposed.
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