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|
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated Mar. 17, 2008