**Instructor: Stéphane Lafortune**

- tel. (843)-953-5869
- Rm 223, 2 Greenway
- Office hours: M 10-11, Tu 11-12, W 2-3

- email: lafortunes@cofc.edu
- URL: www.math.cofc.edu/lafortunes/

**Lecture**: MATH-323-001, MWF, 11:00-11:50AM,
MAYBANK HALL (MYBK) 223.

**Course Description**: First and second order
ordinary
differential equations, with emphasis on the linear case. Methods of
integrating
factors, undetermined coefficients, separation of variables, variation
of parameters, power series, Laplace transforms.

**Prerequisite:** Math 221 and either 203 or permission of the
Instructor.

**Grading Policy: ** Your grade will be based on 20% from
your
homework, 50% from the two midterms and 30% from the final exam.

**Important Dates: **There will be three midterms, on ** Sept. 23** and **Oct.
28**. The
**Final Exam **will
be on** December 10th, 12:00-03:00 P.M. **The
last
day to withdraw from the class with a grade of W is** Oct. 4**.

**Important: There will be no make-ups for mid-term exams. **If
a student misses a mid-term exam for a valid reason, the grade for this
exam will be replaced by the grade of the Final exam. There will be a
make-up
for the Final exam only in the case of a very good reason.

**Homework assignments: **Homework will be collected each
Wednesday.
Late homework will not be accepted and the two worst homework grades
will
be dropped.

Grade |
A |
B+ |
B |
C+ |
C |
D |

Lower Bound |
90% |
85% |
80% |
75% |
70% |
60% |

- Program JODE for slope fields
- First review packet
- Solution to the first review packet
- Solution to the first test
- Second review packet
- Solution to the second review packet
- Third review packet
- Solution to the third review packet

Some other literature:

- Boyce and DiPrima,
*Elementary Differential Equations*, Seventh Edition, John Wiley & Sons 2001 - Arnol'd, V. I.,
*Ordinary Differential Equations,*Springer-Verlag 1992. - Birkhoff, G., and Rota, G.-C.,
*Ordinary Differential Equations,*Ginn 1962. - Ince, E. L.,
*Ordinary Differential Equations,*Dover 1959. - Kaplan, W., Ordinary
*Differential Equations,*Addison-Wesley 1962. - Olver, P.,
*Applications of Lie Groups to Differential Equations,*Springer-Verlag 1993. - Tierny, J.,
*Differential Equations,*Allyn and Bacon, Inc. 1979.