Math 119A: Ordinary Differential Equation

Winter Quarter, 2008

Instructor |
Dianwen Zhu |
Jie (Vivian) Zhang (TA) | Kristin Lui (TA) |

Office |
MSB 3145 |
MSB 2129 | MSB 3229 |

Office hours |
M 2-4 and by appointment |
Th 3-4pm & F 8:50-9:50am | W 3-5pm |

dzhu at ucdavis.edu |
jvzhang at ucdavis.edu | kdlui at math.ucdavis.edu | |

Tel |
754-9383 |

Textbook:
*Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos by Steven H. Strogatz (Westview
Press)*

Syllabus: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/courses/syllabi/mat119a.pdf

**Prerequisites: **Linear Algebra 22A & Differential
Equations
22B, or equivalent courses.

Lecture time: *
MWF 1:10--2 PM *
*
&* Place: **
HARING 1204 **

Important Dates: Holidays: Jan 21, Feb 18, Midterm: Feb 8, Final: Mar. 22, 08:00-10:00AM

Grading Policy:
Homework will be assigned weekly and is due in class one week after it has been
assigned (with some exceptions). The lowest homework score will be dropped. You
are encouraged to discuss your homework assignments with other students in the
class, however please make sure the final write-up is done on your own. Homework
will consist of required problems (typically 5-8) and recommended problems (also
5-8). Solutions will be posted later.

There will be a midterm and a final exam and no make-up exams.

Final Grade: Midterm 30%, Homework 20%, Final 50%.

Homework Assignments: The homework is due in class on the due date. Problems are taken from Strogatz unless otherwise indicated. In case matlab is needed, you can create a Matlab account at: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/comp/class-accts.

__Homework #1: DUE: FRIDAY, JAN 18__(Solution)

Recommended: 2.2.5, 2.2.7, 2.2.12, 2.3.3, 2.6.1, 2.7.7, 2.8.1, 2.8.2

Ones that need to be handed in: 2.2.9, 2.3.4, 2.4.8, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 2.7.5, 2.8.3, 2.8.8__Homework #2: DUE: FRIDAY, JAN 25__(Solution)Recommended: 3.1.4, 3.2.6, 3.2.7, 3.4.2, 3.4.12, 3.5.2, 3.5.6

Ones that need to be handed in: 3.1.5, 3.2.4, 3.3.1(abc), 3.4.4, 3.4.8, 3.4.11, 3.4.14, 3.5.7__Homework #3: DUE: FRIDAY, Feb 1__(Solution)Recommended: 3.5.5, 3.5.8, 3.6.1, 3.6.5, 5.2.2,5.2.4, 5.2.6, 5.2.10

Ones that need to be handed in: 3.6.3, 5.1.10, 5.1.11, 5,1.12, 5.2.13__Homework #4: DUE: MONDAY, Feb 11__(Hints for most problems, Solution)Recommended: 6.1.5, 6.1.7, 6,1,8, 6.1.12, 6.1.14, 6.3.2, 6.4.7, 6.5.4, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8

Ones that need to be handed in: 6.1.13, 6.3.4, 6.3.9, 6.3.15, 6.4.6, 6.5.3, 6.5.9.__Homework #5: DUE: FRIDAY, Feb 22__(Solution)Recommended: 6.6.3, 6.6.7, 6.8.13, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Ones that need to be handed in: 6.7.3, 6.7.4, 6.8.7, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.2.6, 7.2.10, 7.2.11__Homework #6: DUE: FRIDAY, Feb 29__(Solution)Recommended: 7.3.1, 7.3.6, 7.3.9, 7.4.1, 7.5.2,

Ones that need to be handed in: 7.3.3, 7.3.7, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, 7.5.6__Homework #7: DUE: FRIDAY, Mar 7__(Solution)Recommended: 7.6.2, 7.6.9, 7.6.12, 7.6.14, 7.6.19, 7.6.26, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.1.11, 8.1.12

Ones that need to be handed in: 7.6.8, 7.6.13, 7.6.17, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.1.9__Homework #8: DUE: FRIDAY, Mar 14__(Solution)Recommended: 8.2.2, 8.2.4, 8.2.11, 8.2.12, 8.3.2, 8.4.3, 8.6.2, 8.6.7, 8.7.2,8.7.9

Ones that need to be handed in: 8.2.1, 8.2.9, 8.3.1, 8.4.2

Previous Final exam from the department: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/courses/learning/samp-exams/pdf/119A-WQ05.pdf

You can create a Matlab account at: http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/comp/class-accts

Students with Disabilities:* Any student with a documented disability (e.g. physical,
learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) who needs to arrange reasonable
accommodations must contact the Student Disability Center (SDC). Faculty are
authorized to provide only the accommodations requested by the SDC. If you have
any questions, please contact the SDC at 530/752-3184 or *
sdc@ucdavis.edu*.*

Last updated Mar. 17, 2008