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CUYAMACA COLLEGE
"Learning for the Future"
Spring, 2003

COURSE Math 285-Differential Equations (3 units, 3 hours lecture)
SECTION 1142  T & Th  11:00 am-12:15 pm   N 101
INSTRUCTOR Robert Furry
OFFICE & PHONE D 102  ( 619) 660-4316
E MAIL bob.furry@gcccd.net 
OFFICE HOURS Tues.  12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wed.  6:00pm - 6:50
Thurs. 12:30pm-1:30pm & 5:30 pm-6:60 pm

( and by appointment, subject to change)

                  

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Selected topics from ordinary differential equations with applications, including Laplace Transform and series solutions. 
 

COURSE PREREQUISITES: 
Mathematics 280 or equivalent with a grade of  “C” or better.

TEXT: 
A First Course in Differential Equations by Zill; Seventh Edition.

CALCULATOR: 
Each student should have access to a calculator with natural and common logs and trig functions. A graphing calculator, such as the TI-92plus, TI-89, or TI Voyage 200 is highly  recommended.

HOMEWORK: 
Homework will be assigned daily.  The work should be completed as the sections are covered in class. Quizzes will be based on homework assignments. Homework assignments that are neat, with work shown and student's name clearly shown, will be collected and graded at each test time.

TESTS AND QUIZZES:  
There will be four tests , each graded A to F. Tests cannot be made up but the lowest test grade will be replaced with the next lowest grade. So, in an emergency, one test can be missed (equivalent to a failing grade) without unduly affecting the course grade. There will be up to five unannounced quizzes based on homework assignments and lectures. Quizzes cannot be made up.

GRADES: Final grades will be based on five or six test grades, quizzes, class work, and the final exam weighted approximately as follows:
 
Final Exam 30%
Four Test grades 60%
Class attendance and participation, unannounced quizzes, homework complete, neat and in spiral binder 10%

A grade of C or better must be achieved to receive a grade of CR (credit). Below a C average will result in an NC (no credit).

OTHER:
More than four absences (two weeks of class) may result in the student being dropped from the class. It is the student's responsibility however, to drop themselves from a class.

The student is responsible for all information and assignments missed due to late adds, tardiness, and absences.

The instructor reserves right to adjust course content, assignments, and testing instruments.

Incomplete will be given only if the student is passing the class and is unable to take the final exam due to an emergency.

Neatness and the employment of systematic procedures of solving problems contribute significantly to the development of logical thinking and the elimination of errors.

Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities. If you suspect that you have a learning disability, or require services for any other type of disability, see Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).

Remember that mathematics books are not novels, and you will often have to read the same passage over and over again before you grasp its meaning. Don’t let this discourage you. With a little patience and fortitude, you too will be doing calculus before long. Good luck!

 

MATH  285  TENTATIVE  SCHEDULE

( Subject to Change !! ) ( TTh 11:00am )

 

Date      Chapt/Sec              Date       Chapt/Sec

1/28      Chapter 1              4/1         review

2/30          "                  4/3         7/1,2,3

2/4       College Hr, No Class   4/8         review

2/6       2/1,2,3                4/10        7/4,5,6

2/11      2/4,5,6                4/15       Spring Break

2/13      review                 4/17          “     “

2/18      3/1,2                  4/22       review

2/20      3/3                    4/24       review,test3,Ch.7

2/25      test 1, Ch. 1-3        4/29        Chapter 6

2/27      review                 5/1            “   “

3/4       4/1                    5/6         Chapter 6

3/6       4/1,2,3                5/8         Chapter 8(,9)

3/11      4/3,4,5,6              5/13        review

3/13      4/7,8,9                5/15        review, test 4

3/18      review                 5/20        Instructor’s Choice

3/20      5/1,2,3                5/22        Instructor’s Choice

3/25      review                 5/27        Final 11:00AM -1:00

3/27      test 2, Ch. 4,5       

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

Jan. 27 - Classes begin.

Feb. 28 - Last day to apply for CR./NC

Apr. 25 - Last day to drop classes.

May. 27 - FINAL EXAM, 11:00AM - 1:00

  

Math 285    HOMEWORK   -   Spring 2000  -  Furry

(Subject to Change!!)

 

Section     Problems

  

1.1

1.2

1.3

 

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

 

3.1

3.2

3.3

   (test #1, chapters 1-3)

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

        

5.1

5.2

5.3

   (test #2, chapters 4&5)

 

7.1        

7.2        

7.3        

7.4        

7.5        

7.6

   (test #3, chapter 7)

 

6.1        

6.2

6.3

 

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.4

   (test #4)

     

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