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Math 220: Applied Differential Equations

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1. Instructor:

Prof. Weizhang Huang (Office: 554 Snow Hall, Phone: 864-5150, Email: whuang@ku.edu)
Web: http://www.math.ku.edu/~huang

2. Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00AM-12:00PM

3. Prerequisite: MATH 122 or MATH 142, or Math 126 or Math 146 with grade C- or higher.

4. Textbook: "Elementary Differential Equations" by Boyce and DiPrima (10th Edition). We will cover most part of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8.

5. Grading:
Attendance 6 points (or equivalently 6%)
Homework 20 points (or equivalently 20%)
Midterm exam #1 20 points (or equivalently 20%)
Midterm exam #2 20 points (or equivalently 20%)
Final exam 34 points (or equivalently 34%)
Total 100 points (or equivalently 100%)

6. Important dates:
Midterm #1 Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 (Covers Chapters 1, 2, 8.1 and 8.2)
Midterm #2 Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 (Covers Chapters 3 and 7)
Final exam Friday, May 12, 2017 from 1:30PM-4:00PM (Covers all chapters)
Last day to enroll/add online Monday, Jan 23, 2017
Last day to withdraw from all classes Monday, Apr 17, 2017

7. Attendance:

Attendance for the whole period of each class meeting is required. Attendance will be taken by circulating a class roll during class. You should sign your name next to your name on the class roll. If you are not in class at the time the roll is circulated, you will be counted absent.

You can have two (2) unexcused absences. For each additional unexcused absence, two (2) points will be deducted from your attendance points, up to a maximum of six (6) points.

Unexcused absences should only be used to handle emergencies (such as car breakdown). Excused absences are limited to absences related to medical conditions, family emergencies, or approved university activities. Requests for excused absences should be submitted as soon as possible to me or University's Academic Achievement and Access Center with proper supporting documents.

8. Homework:

Homework problems will be assigned in every class meeting and collected every Tuesday in class. Sorry, no late papers will be accepted. Not all problems will be graded.

9. Exams:

All exams will be closed book: no books, no notes, and no papers may be used during the exams. The dates for the midterm and final exams are listed above under the important dates. If you are unable to take the exams because of sickness or dire emergencies, please contact me promptly.

10. Difficulties:

If you have trouble seeing, hearing, walking, or others that may prevent you from fully participating in this course, please let me know. We will see what arrangements can be made.