Math 119B: Ordinary Differential Equations
UC Davis, Spring 2012
News and announcements
 (6/12) Have a great summer vacation!
 (6/12) The final grades have been submitted to the registrar and should be visible through your SIS account. I have also set up a Gradebook on the course SmartSite where you can see your final exam score and the final numerical score computed as a weighted average of the different course components.
 (6/12) Click here for the solutions
to the final exam.
 (6/6) Click here for an information sheet
with details about the final exam and some tips for studying.
 (5/16) Click here
for solutions to the second midterm quiz.
 (5/15) Click here
for solutions to the review problems from HW #5.
 (4/25) Click here for solutions
to the first midterm quiz.
 (4/10) Starting tomorrow, all lectures will take place in Wellman 107.
General course information
 Instructor: Dan Romik
 Lecture times and place: MWF 1:102:00 at Wellman 107
 Office hours: W 2:303:30 in my office, MSB 2218
 Prerequisites: MAT 2122 lower division math series; 119A
 Course description: Click here for a detailed syllabus.
 Textbook and lecture notes:
 The course will use these lecture notes (last updated on 5/29/12).
 Part of the course will cover topics from Chapters 9 and 10 in the book
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, by Steven H. Strogatz.

Grading: The final grade will be determined from the following components:
 Homework (the highest 4 scores from 8 weekly assignments)  20%
 Two inclass midterm quizzes (25 minutes each)  30%
 Final exam  50%
Final and midterm dates:
 Midterm quiz 1  Wednesday, April 25
 Midterm quiz 2  Wednesday, May 16
 Final exam  Tuesday June 12, 13 PM
Some useful resources for the class:
 Recommended reading:
 Course lecture notes
 Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics, by V. I. Arnold.
 Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations, by R. Grimshaw.
 Introduction to Control Theory, by O. L. R. Jacobs.
 Feedback Systems: an Introduction for Scientists and Engineers,
a free etextbook by K. J. Astrom and R. M. Murray.
 Chaos: Making a New Science, by J. Gleick (an extremely wellwritten and successful popular science book).
 Mathematica demos
 Cool control theory videos:
(please email me links to other relevant videos you find)