Fall 2009 MATH 250 Ordinary Differential Equations Sections 1 and 2:
Teaching: (Shortcut to homework 13, Shortcut to homework 12)
Math 250 peer-lead review session on Thursday, December 17th starting at 7:30pm in 104 Thomas.
Past papers are here
Exam Date/Time: Friday, December 18, 2:30 to 4:20 pm
Format: 150 points -- 15 x multiple-choice, 4 x partial-credit or short-answer questions
The exam is cumulative, with approximately 50% based on new (sections 6.4, 6.5,
chapters 7 & 9) material.
Location: 100 Thomas (all sections)
Main exam time is 6.30-7.45pm Monday 2nd November, 100 Thomas.
Conflict time is 5.05-6.20pm, Monday 2nd November, 73 Willard
Makeup exam is 6.30-7.45pm, 11/5/09, 108 Henderson
and a concise study guide is here
FIRST MID-TERM: Here is a short list of what you need to know for the midterm prepared by Zach Tseng.
For sections 1 and 2, our exam locations are as follows:
Main exam time is 6.30-7.45 Tuesday 9/29/9, 102 Forum
Conflict time is 5.05-6.20pm 9/29/9, 008 Mueller
Make-up time is 10/5/9 6.30-7.45 108 Henderson
My office hours are Monday 12.20-13.10 and Tuesday 13.25-14.15, or by appointment.
The handout I gave out on the first day of class is available here
A slightly updated version of this handout is available here
The course-wide syllabus is available here
The additional syllabus for sections 1 and 2 is available here
HOW TO FIND OUT ABOUT HOMEWORK: I'll send a weekly homework email on
wednesdays, and also post the information on my website
OLD EDITIONS OF THE TEXTBOOK: From the point of view of the material covered, any
edition from 6 onwards will be fine for this course. From the point of
view of homework questions, we will have to be a little careful. I'll
be setting homework from the 9th edition, and it is your responsibility
to have access to a copy.
I have copies of both 8th and 9th editions, so I'll make sure that the
8th edition will be fine for homework. I'm hoping that 7th and
6th editions will be fine also. I'll be really clear about which
questions I want you to try, so that we can quickly flag up any
differences between the different editions. Be extra careful if you are
using a 6th or 7th edition.
On the weekly homework email, I'll write out the first few words of the
question I want you to try, so you can check you are trying the right
MARKING: Each homework will be out of 40. Your best ten marks will
count towards your final grade... so you'll have a homework mark out of
400 by the end of the semester... We'll divide that by 4 and that will
be the number of points (out of 100) which you have earned towards your
8/25/09 - A few people asked me about the suitability of old editions
of the textbook. From the point of view of the material covered,
any edition from 6 onwards will be fine. From the point of view of
homework questions, we will have to be a little careful. I'll be
setting homework from the 9th edition, and it is your responsibility to
have access to a copy. That said, I'll try and stick to questions that
appeared in earlier editions. I'll also try and be really clear about
which questions I want you to try, so that we can quickly flag up any
differences between the different editions. First homework will be set
8/26/09 Office hours are Monday 12.20-13.10 and Tuesday 13.25-14.15. My office is 230 McAllister.
8/26/09 Homework 1 e-mail sent out. Homework 1 is available here
8/27/09 Syllabus for sections 1 and 2 now available here
8/31/09 If you have a 6th or 7th edition textbook, you should click here for some information about homework 1
9/2/09 Homework 2 is now available. Due on Wednesday 9th September in class and available here
9/2/09 Remember there is no class on Monday 7th September because of the national holiday. Take a break! You deserve it!
9/9/09 Homework 3 email sent. Also available at this Shortcut
16/9/09 Homework 4 email sent. Also available at Shortcut
shortcut to homework 4 additional hint,
23/9/09 Homework 5 email sent. Available at Shortcut
1/10/09 Homework 6 email sent. Available at Shortcut
8/10/09 Homework 7 email sent. Available at Shortcut
14/10/09 Homework 8 email sent. Available at Shortcut
21/10/09 Homework 9 online and email to be sent shortly. Available at Shortcut
4/11/09 Homework 10 email sent. Available at Shortcut
11/11/09 Homework 11 email sent. Available at Shortcut
19/11/09 Homework 12 email sent. Available at Shortcut
2/12/09 Homework 13 email sent. Available at Shortcut