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11{\bf Math 54, Section 1: Differential equations and linear algebra.}
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13H.W. Lenstra, Jr. (office hours MF 3:15--4:15 p.m., 879 Evans, tel. 643-7857).
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15Spring 1996, MWF 2--3, 10 Evans.
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17Prerequisites: 1A--B or equivalent. Textbooks:
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19H. Anton, {\sl Linear algebra\/} (seventh edition), John Wiley \& Sons, New
20York, 1994;
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22W.$\,$E. Boyce \& R.$\,$C. DiPrima, {\sl Elementary differential equations
23and boundary value problems}, John Wiley \& Sons, 1992.
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25The textbooks will be followed fairly closely.
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27Approximate course outline. The first five weeks are devoted to linear
28algebra (Anton): Chapter 1 (weeks 1 \& 2), Chapter 2 (week 3), Chapter 4 and
29Chapter 5, Sections 1 \& 2 (weeks 4 \& 5). This material is covered
30by the first midterm, on Friday, February 16, 2--3 p.m. (rooms to be
31announced). The second five weeks are also devoted to linear algebra (Anton):
32Chapter 5, Sections 3--6 (weeks 6 \& 7), Chapter 6 (without Section 4)
33(week 8), Chapter 7 (weeks 9 \& 10). This material is covered by the second
34midterm, on Friday, March 22, 2--3 p.m. (rooms to be announced). The last
35five weeks, after the Spring Recess, are devoted to differential equations
36(Boyce \& DiPrima): Sections 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 7.4--7 (weeks 11--13), Chapter 10,
37Sections 1--6 (weeks 14 \& 15). The final examination is on Friday, May 17,
385--8 p.m. (room to be announced). The final examination covers differential
39equations.
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41Homework, consisting of about 10 problems, will be assigned every week on
42Monday. It is due by Tuesday the following week. Due to the unavailability of
43readers only one problem will be graded every week. Every Tuesday there is a
44short quiz on two other problems from the homework assignment, or on slight
45variations thereof.
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47Grading policy: 15\% homework, 25\% quizzes, 20\% first midterm, 20\% second
48midterm, 20\% final examination. There will be no make-ups for a midterm
49without a note of a doctor that you were indisposed.
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