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 Email 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)

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