Differential Equations I, MATH 427

This is the home page and first day handout for MATH 457, meeting TTh 8:30 -- 9:45 in TBE B172.  My name is Dr. Arthur Baragar, my office is CDC-1016, and I can be reached at 895-0378. Important information announced in class will also be posted on WebCampus. The prerequisite for this course is MATH 283 (Calculus III) and MATH 330 or 365 (linear algebra).

Syllabus: The "simplest" diffential equation is y=f '(x), which is solved using integration. We have already seen (in Calculus II) that this is a difficult problem and is sometimes not even solvable. This course covers a variety of differential equations, how they arise, and the techniques used to solve them. We will cover Chapters 1 -- 5 of the text, which includes the following topics:

Text: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 10e, by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, published by Wiley.

Grading Scheme: This is the grading scheme for this course:

There is no preset correlation between numerical grades and letter grades.  A letter grade (without + or -), a report card, if you like, will be posted on WebCampus after every exam.

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Please also feel free to ask me questions right after class. Office hours begin the second week of classes.  


Breakout sessions: There are breakout sessions, which are conducted by Ye Kang on Fridays, 8:30 -- 9:45 in CBC C128, and 10:00 -- 11:15 in CBC C217. Ye Kang will collect the homework and conduct the quizzes. His office is CDC 928; his phone number is 895-5221; and his email address is kangy4@unlv.nevada.edu. His office hours are


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