MATH 251: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Spring 2012, Course schedule for section 3


Below is a tentative schedule for the semester. Suitable adjustments will be made if needed.
Lectures Chapters Topics and Notes
Jan 9, 11, 12, 13 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 Introduction, first order linear equations
Jan 18, 19, 20 2.2, 2.3 seperable equations, modeling
Jan 23, 25, 26, 27 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 modelling, difference, autonomous equations
Jan 30, Feb 1, 2, 3 3.1, 3.2 Homogeneous Equations, Fundamental Solutions, Wronskian
Feb 6, 8, 9, 10 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Complex Roots, repeated roots, non-homogeneous equations
Feb 13, 15, 16, 17 3.5, Review, 3.7 non-homogeneous equations, Exam I(R), vibrations
Feb 20, 22, 23, 24 3.7, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2 forced vibrations, higher order linear equations
Feb 27, 29, Mar 1, 2 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 Laplace transform, initial value problems, step functions
Mar 5-9 spring break no class
Mar 12, 14, 15, 16 6.4, 6.5, 7.1 Discontinuous forcing term, impulse functions, systems
Mar 19, 21, 22, 23 7.2, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6, 7.8 2x2 matrices, linear systems of differential equations
Mar 26, 28, 29, 30 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.5 nonlinear equations and stability
Apr 2, 4, 5, 6 Review, 10.1, 10.2 Review(M), Exam II(Tu), two-point boundary value problems, Fourier series
Apr 9, 11, 12, 13 10.3, 10.4, 10.5 convergence, even/odd functions, heat equations
April 16, 18, 19, 20 10.6, 10.7 Heat conduct problems, wave equations
April 23, 25, 26, 27 10.8, review Laplace equatios, Final review(RF)

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