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RICHLAND COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS School of Mathematics, Science, and Health Professions Course Syllabus For Math 2420:

Differential Equations 4 credit hours INSTRUCTORS INFORMATION

Semester and Year: Meeting Dates: Section: Class time and days: Room: Instructor: Contact Info:

Fall 2013 8/26/13 through 12/12/13 81001 11:35 am 1:30 pm T. R. M235 Dr. Jimin Tian Office:M138 (972)238-6039 OH: 8:20am 9:00am MWF, 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm MW; 8:20am - 9:20am TR 11/14 Thursday 11:35am 1:25 pm 12/10 Tuesday rlc.dcccd 35375276

Last date to withdraw: Final Exam Day and time:

WebAssign Course Key:

Evaluation Procedures: Four midterm tests (60%); Homework on WebAssign (15%); The comprehensive final exam: 25%. Attendance Policy:
In order to be successful, students must attend and participate in enrolled courses. There are no make-up at all. Your course grade will be penalized (5% minus) if you accumulate more than five hours of absences (arrive late, leave early). Extra Points: +2% for the Full Attendances. Required Materials: 1. Enhanced WebAssign for A First Course in Differential Equations, 10e. ISBN: 0538738103 (This contains the ebook a digital textbook so it is your choice whether to purchase the print text in addition to this: A First Course in Differential Equations, 10th ed, written by Dennis G. Zill, Cengage - Brooks/Cole Publishers, 2013. ISBN-13: 9781111827052) 2. A graphing calculator. In general a calculator with a symbolic manipulation ability (computer algebra system) will not be permitted.

Class Calendar: All midterm tests are on Thursday. Test 1: 9/19; Test 2: 10/10; Test3: 11/7; Test 4: 12/5 Instructor Policies and Suggestions for Student Success:

8/7/13 Revised for Fall 2013

Mathematics is not a spectator of sports. The practice makes improvements only. College Policies and Procedures:
For Institution Policies, please refer to Richland College Institution Policies ( RICHLAND COLLEGE'S QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN ~ LEARNING TO LEARN: DEVELOPING LEARNING POWER: Richland College is piloting its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in select classes. The QEP provides techniques, practices, and tools to help students develop the habits, traits or behaviors needed to be effective and successful lifelong learners in college and in life. For more information, please check QEP 2013 ( ) ACADEMIC PROGRESS: Students are encouraged to discuss academic goals and degree completion with their instructors. Specific advising is available throughout the semester. Check Richland College Steps to Success (http://www.richlandcollege/admissions/process.php) CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is a study of ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, boundary value problems, and applications. PREREQUISITES Math 2414 LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Identify homogeneous equations, homogeneous equations with constant coefficients, and exact and linear differential equations. 2. Solve ordinary differential equations and systems of equations using: a) Direct integration b) Separation of variables c) Reduction of order d) Methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters e) Series solutions f) Operator methods for finding particular solutions g) Laplace transform methods 3. Determine particular solutions to differential equations with given boundary conditions or initial conditions. 4. Analyze real-world problems in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, and Physics, including problems related to population dynamics, mixtures, growth and decay, heating and cooling, electronic circuits, and Newtonian mechanics. CORE CURRICULUM STATEMENT The first college level math course that a student takes satisfies the core curriculum math requirement. This is a Core Curriculum course. The Core Intellectual Competency met in this course is: Critical Thinking ---Think and analyze at a critical level.

The Core Area Exemplary Educational objectives covered in this course are: 1. To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world situations. 2. To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. 3. To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments. 4. To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge the reasonableness of the results. 5. To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, and draw inferences from them 6. To recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical models. 7. To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline, interrelated with human culture, and understanding its connections to other disciplines. GENERAL EDUCATIONSTUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The student learning outcomes addressed in this course are 1. Communicate effectively Read and write at the college level and appropriately for a large audience in professional work Speak appropriately for the given audience 2. Solve Problems Use critical thinking and ethical reasoning Employ creative approaches Apply scientific reasoning to appropriate situations Determine needed information and use it purposefully to solve problems in new and different contexts SPECIFIC CONTENT COVERAGE FOR THIS COURSE Section 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.1 Title Definitions and Terminology Initial-Value Problems Differential Equations as Mathematical Models Solutions Curves Without a Solution 2.1.1: Direction Fields 2.1.2: Autonomous First-Order DEs Separable Variables Linear Equations Exact Equations Solutions by Substitution A Numerical Method Linear Models Nonlinear Models Modeling with Systems of First-Order DEs Preliminary Theory Linear Equations 4.1.1 Initial-Value and Boundary-Value Problems 4.1.2 Homogeneous Equations 4.1.3 Nonhomogeneous Equations Reduction of Order Homogeneous Linear Equations with Constant Coefficients

2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.1

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4.9 4.10 5.1

5.2 5.3 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 7.1 7.2



7.5 7.6 8.1 8.2



Undetermined Coefficients Superposition Approach Undetermined Coefficients Annihilator Approach Variation of Parameters Cauchy-Euler Equation Greens Function 4.8.1 Initial-Value Problems 4.8.2 Boundary-value Problems Solving Systems of Linear DEs by Elimination Nonlinear Differential Equations Linear Models: Initial-Value Problems 5.1.1 Spring/Mass Systems: Free Undamped Motion 5.1.2 Spring/Mass Systems: Free Damped Motion 5.1.3 Spring/Mass Systems: Driven Motion 5.1.4 Series Circuit Analogue Linear Models: Boundary-Value Problems Nonlinear Models Review of Power Series Solutions About Ordinary Points Solutions About Singular Points Special Functions Definition of the Laplace Transform Inverse Transforms and Transforms of Derivatives 7.2.1 Inverse Transforms 7.2.2 Transforms of Derivatives Operational Properties I 7.3.1 Translation on the s-Axis 7.3.2 Translation on the t-Axis Operational Properties II 7.4.1 Derivatives of a Transform 7.4.2 Transforms of Integrals 7.4.3 Transform of a Periodic Function The Dirac Delta Function Systems of Linear Differential Equations Preliminary Theory Linear Systems Homogeneous Linear Systems 8.2.1 Distinct Real Eigenvalues 8.2.2 Repeated Eigenvalues 8.2.3 Complex Eigenvalues Nonhomogeneous Linear Systems 8.3.1 Undetermined Coefficients 8.3.2 Variation of Parameters Matrix Exponential