Advanced Calculus for applications, I.Unique# 55385 Fall 2000
Introduction to Differential Equations
Prof. Irene M. Gamba
Office: RLM 10.166, Phone: 471-7150
Office hours: --T-Th 11:00-12:00 (or by appointment)
Elementary Differential Equations and
Boundary Value Problems, 7th edition,
by Boyce and DiPrima,
Ordinary Differential Equations, using Matlab;
by Polking and Arnold
9:30-10:45 TTh, RLM 4.102.
100-200 MW WRW 102
TA: Sasha Stoikov
Office: RLM 11.156,
Office hours: --MW 2:00-3:00
Homework will be assigned by Prof. Gamba.
All other matters pertaining to homework, including the
determination of your homework grade (maximum grade = 100pts.
for all assignments) are in the hands of the TA.
TESTS: There will be 3 in-class midterms (100pts. each) that are
scheduled for the dates:
October : Thursday 5,
November: Tuesday 14,
December: Wednesday 6.
Save these five dates. No Make-up midterms will be given!
A comprehensive final examination (200 pts.) will be administered
on the date and at the time that is officially assigned to this
class in the course schedule.
Implicit in your registration for this class is the affirmation
that, barring some unforeseen calamity, you will be present to
take the final examination at that time.
100 points Homework
300 points Midterms (3)
200 points Final (Comprehensive)
If your cumulative grade from the midterms and homework is below 250 pts,
you must take the final exam. Above 250 points you may wish to take the
depending on your grade.
Above 250 points,
above 340 A grade
from 280-340 B grade
< from 250-280 C grade
The final exam score will be added up to your accumulated grade from the
midterms and homework. In this case the grade distribution is
above 480 A grade from 415-480
from 350-415 C grade
from 300-350 D grade
below 300 F grade
COURSE CONTENTS: We shall cover essentially the
textbook contents from sections:
Problems related to the above contents will be supplemented with the use of
Please, make sure that cell phones are turned off.
The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate
academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more
information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259,