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Mathematics 640:244 Differential Equations for

Engineering and Physics; Sections 17-19; Spring 2009

**TEXTBOOK:** W. E. Boyce and R. C. DiPrima

*Elementary Differential Equations*,

John Wiley and Sons, Eighth Edition 2005.

**CLASS MEETINGS:** Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday 5th period (3:20 - 4:40),
Hill 114.

Recitations: Sec. 17: M3* 12:15-1:10 ARC-108;
Sec. 18: M4* 1:55-2:50 SEC-220; Sec. 19: M5* 3:35-4:30 SEC-206.

**INSTRUCTOR:**

Professor Richard Falk

Hill Center, Room 722

732-445-2390 x 2367

email: falk@math.rutgers.edu

Course Web Page: http://math.rutgers.edu/~falk/math244/math244-s09.html

**OFFICE HOURS:** Tuesday 5-6pm, Thursday: 2-3pm, and by appointment.

**TA:**

Debajyoti Nandi

Hill Center, Room 618

732-445-2390 x 8058

email: nandi@math.rutgers.edu

**OFFICE HOURS:** Wednesday 3:00-4:30.

**SYLLABUS:** A tentative syllabus for the course can be found
on the
Syllabus Web Page:
**GRADING:**
Two Hour Exams (80 minutes): 20% each

Quizzes: 12%

Maple Labs: 8%

Final exam: 40%

**EXAMS AND QUIZZES:**

Exam 1 will be given on Tuesday, February 24 and Exam 2 on Tuesday, April 7.
Make-up exams will be given only in the case of well-documented illness
or major emergency or (only with permission in advance) of a major
outside commitment.

A brief quiz will be given in most recitation classes. The sections
covered are listed on the syllabus.
Since only the highest eight quiz grades will be counted, there will
be no make-up quizzes given.

Calculators may *not* be used on quizzes or exams.

**HOMEWORK:** A list of suggested homework problems
can be found on the
Homework Web Page: The homework will not be collected or graded.
**MAPLE LABS:** Six Maple labs will be assigned. Lab 0 is for practice and
will be collected and checked off. Labs 1-5 will be collected and graded. The
lowest lab grade will be dropped in computing your lab grade average. To
obtain the labs (and, for each lab, a started Maple worksheet containing many
of the commands for that lab) go to the Mathematics Department web site for
Math 244 this term:
Math Dept Math 244 Web Page.
Since the lowest lab grade will be dropped, late Maple labs are not accepted.
The only exception to this rule is for the same situations as described
above for make-up exams.