Math 220 Differential Equations
Fall 2006 Course Details:
CRN=13690 (3 credits)
- MWF 12-1:00 in B1 LC
Instructor and TA Info
- Instructor: Charles Tier; 720 SEO, 996-2442; email@example.com; Office
hours - 1-2 MW or apt.
- TA: Christopher Cashen; 607 SEO; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Office hours: 11 Tuesday, 1 Thursday.
CRN=13689 (3 credits)
- MWF 2-3:00 in B1 LC
Instructor and TA Info
- Instructor: Rafail Abramov, 621 SEO, 3-7945, email@example.com,
hours - TBA or apt.
- TA: Christopher Atkinson, office SEO, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Nagle, Saff, Snider, Differential Equations, 6th ed.,
Note: Student Solution Manuals are on
reserve in the Main
Library and the Math
Learning Center - They contain completely worked out solutions.
Techniques and applications of differential equations. First order
equations: separable and linear. Linear second order equations, Laplace
transforms, and series solutions. Graphical and numerical methods.
Fourier series and partial differential equations. Prerequisite(s):
Grade of C or better in MATH 210.
- Two one-hour exams - 40% (see assignment page for dates)
- Weekly quizzes - 20% (lowest score will be dropped)
- Final Exam - 40%
- Homework and Quizzes: Homework will be assigned but not collected
and graded. The quizzes will be based on the homework problems.
It is very important to complete all the homework
assignments. Solution Manuals are on reserve in the Main Library
and in the
Center on the 4th floor of SEO. Help is also available there.
- Group Work: You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with
your fellow students,
and to work together. Working in groups makes the explaining of
and solutions to each other a part of the process, and helps you learn.
Your goal is to find solutions, and to communicate your work to your
(and then to the course staff) in a convincing manner. The discussion
will also concentrate on problems, sometimes also working in
- Calculators: These will be allowed on exams,
including those capable of
symbolic algebra. However, we will include some problems where we
you to "show each step"--and on those, NO credit will be given unless
show all work by hand.
- Exam grading: We try to make up the exams in such a
way that--as a
guide--a score of at least 85% should give an A, at least 75% should
a B, at least 65% should give a C. We may however change the grading
scale, after reviewing the exam results. Course grades will
be based on the NUMERICAL sum of each component; we do not average
- ID: Students should bring and display their UIC ID
cards during exams.
(We follow the university's policies on academic dishonesty: Cheating
on exams typically results in disciplinary
procedures, up to expulsion from the university).
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities who require
accommodations for access and participation in this course must be
registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Please contact
ODS at 312-413-2183 (voice) or 312-413-0123 (TTY).
Students are expected to be thoroughly familiar with
the University's policy on academic integrity. See page 56 of the
2001-2003 Undergraduate Catalog. The University has instituted serious
penalties for academic dishonesty. We have encouraged you to work with
your classmates on homework. Regarding homework, quizzes, hour exams,
and the final examination: Copying work to be submitted for grade, or
allowing your work to be submitted for grade to be copied, is considered
by Charles Tier