Math 353:

Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations


MTuWThF, 9:30am - 10:45pm, Physics 047

Professor Hubert Bray, Mathematics Department, Duke University
Office Hours:  Mondays (10:45am - 12:15pm) and Fridays (1:30 - 3pm), or by appointment.


Text:  "Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems" by Boyce and DiPrima, 9th edition


Homework:  HW will be assigned out of the text book, which we will follow reasonably closely.  It is in your interests to read the book as we go, and the HW problems should help you achieve this.  You may turn in one late HW without any penalty, after which penalties will be accessed at the discretion of the grader.


Midterms:  The two midterms will be on Friday, May 30, and Friday, June 13.  You will be responsible for all of the material in sections of the book which have had HW problems assigned in them.


Final Exam:  The final exam will be on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 9am to noon, in our usual classroom, Physics 047.


Grade:  The grade for the course will be based on

    1)  20%:  Homework

    2)  40%:  2 Class Exams

    3)  40%:  Final Exam