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9/21: Sections 1.11.3, introduction to differential
equations, slope field
diagrams, classification of differential equations.
9/23: Section 2.1: constant and nonconstant coefficient linear first
order equations
9/26: Section 2.2: Separable equations
9/28: Section 2.3: Modelling with first order equations:
growth, mixing, air resistance, HW #1
9/30: Section 2.5: Autonomous equations, thresholds,
stability
10/3: Section 2.6: Exact equations
10/5: Sections 2.4, 2.8: Existence and Uniqueness, HW#2
10/7: Section 2.7: Euler's method
10/10: Catch up, PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE
10/12: Sections 3.1, 3.2: Constant coefficient second
order linear equations, existence and uniqueness
10/14: Sections 3.2, 3.3: Principle of superposition,
linear independence, Wronskian, HW#3
10/17: Catch up, Midterm review 79 pm in Briggs 423
10/19: Review, MIDTERM 7:00 pm
10/21: Definition and examples of vector spaces
10/24: Subspaces, linear combination, span
10/26: Linear independence, basis, dimension, HW #4
10/28: Sections 3.4, 3.5: Complex roots, repeated roots,
reduction of order
10/31: Sections 3.6, 3.7: Nonhomogeneous linear second
order equations
11/2: Sections 3.8: NO CLASS, HW #5 due to Prof. Parks
11/4: MIDTERM READING PERIOD
11/7: Section 7.1: Mechanical and electrical
vibrations
11/9: Section 7.2: Introduction to systems of equations, Matrix operations,
invertibility, the determinant, HW #6
11/11: Section 7.3: Linear algebraic systems, Gaussian
elimination, span and linear independence
11/14: Section 7.3: Eigenvectors and eigenvalues, PROJECT
FIRST DRAFT DUE
11/16: Section 7.4: Basic theory of first order linear
systems
11/18: Section 7.5: Constant coefficient systems, phase
portraits, distinct real roots
11/21: Section 7.6: Complex eigenvalues, HW #7
11/2327: THANKSGIVING RECESS
11/28: Poster sessions, meet in atrium, PROJECT
FINAL DRAFT DUE
11/30: Poster sessions, meet in atrium
12/2: Poster sessions if necessary, review for final, HW #8
12/4: Final review 79 pm in Briggs 423
