The Homepage ofMath 251 Sections 7, 8, 9, and 12Fall Semester, 2013 
Instructor
Zachary S. Tseng Mailbox: 109 McAllister
Office Hours: Monday: 5:50 to 6:40 PM, Wednesday: 12:20  1:10 PM  
Quiz/Homework grader: Mimi Overbaugh
mmo5106@psu.edu
 
Class times and locations:
 
MATH 251.7 M WRF 01:25PM  02:15PM 123 E E East 
MATH 251.8 M WRF 02:30PM  03:20PM 123 E E East 
MATH 251.9 M WRF 04:40PM  05:30PM 123 E E East 
MATH 251.12 M WRF 03:35P  04:25P 123 E E East 
ANNOUNCEMENTAnother PSA: The Penn State Learning offers free peer tutoring (walkin, no appointment is required). It is a great resource if you ever need help for the course but are unable to make my office hours. Check out their website for hours and locations: Penn State Learning  free oncampus peer tutoring 8262013: Assignment #1 will be given in class on Friday, August 30. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, September 5.
The first 2 sets of lecture notes + a review (reprints of my transparencies):
Inclass worksheet set 1 The class Facebook group: for class and homework online technical support and general discussions of anything related to the course. Assignment #2 will be given in class on Friday, September 6. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, September 12. Assignment #3 will be given in class on Friday, September 13. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, September 19.
8292013: If you are looking for a cheap refernce book, here is a free download version of a different textbook, previously published by Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, 2000. It is made available by courtesy of its author, Dr. William Trench, Professor Emeritus of Trinity University. 992013: Assignment #4 will be given in class on Friday, September 20. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, September 26. Assignment #5 will be given in class on Friday, September 27. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, October 3. Inclass worksheet set 2  the second set of the inclass worksheet, covering sections 3.1 through 4.2.
Lecture notes for Chapter 3: 9162013: If you have a scheduling conflict for midterm exam 1 (Thursday, Oct 10, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm) and need to arrange to take either the conflict exam (same day as the regular exam, but from 5:05 to 6:20pm), or the makeup exam (on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:30 to 7:45pm), please come to see me before or after class.
9302013: Assignment #6 (exam I review, you can start on it now): Due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, October 10. Do the following: Other recommended sample exams: Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2009. Assignment #7 will be given in class on Friday, October 11. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, October 17. Assignment #8 will be given in class on Friday, October 18. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, October 24. The Penn State Learning (the folks at 007 Sparks) will be holding a Math 251 exam review session, lead by student peer tutors, on Sunday, October 6, from 6:00 to 9:00pm in room 111 Chambers. Chapter 4 notes: Higher Order Linear Equations 1022013: Midterm Exam I study guide
Notes, worksheet, and more, on Laplace Transforms (Chapter 6):
1082013: Conflict midterm exam I location change: 10142013: Assignment #9 will be given in class on Friday, October 25. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, October 31. Assignment #10 will be given in class on Friday, November 1. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, November 7. 10212013: If you have a scheduling conflict for midterm exam 2 (Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm) and need to arrange to take either the conflict exam (same day as the regular exam, but from 5:05 to 6:20pm), or the makeup exam (on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30 to 7:45pm), please come to see me before or after class. However, please be advised, in case you need to sign up for the makeup exam, that the makeup exam will be held AFTER the latedrop deadline (which is Friday, November 15), please consider this fact as it might affect your decision regarding signing up to take the makeup exam. 10232013: Here is an experimental howto guide of using the second translation theorem of Laplace transforms, that I mentioned in a couple of my sections, using examples with colorcoded parts. (It works better if you print it out in colors.) Notes, worksheet, and a reference chart, on chapters 7 and 9, they cover the rest of the topics that are going to be on the second midterm exam:
Inclass worksheet set 4  covering systems of differential equations, and phase portraits (Chapters 7 and 9). 1132013: Midterm Exam II study guide Here is a set of exam II review formula sheets made by a fellow student back in 2011. I include it here because it might proved to be helpful to you as well. Note that it includes mechanical vibrations and higherorder linear equations, which will not be on the second exam (the first exam covered those topics)
Assignment #11 (exam II review, you can start on it now): Due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, November 14. Do the following: Also recommended: Sample exams from Spring 2013, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2009, Fall 2008. Assignment #12 will be given in class on Friday, November 15. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, November 21.
1142013: Notes and worksheet on Chapter 10  Partial Differential Equations: 1182013: The Penn State Learning will be holding a Math 251 exam review session, lead by student peer tutors, on Sunday, November 10, from 6:00 to 9:00pm in room 010 Sparks. Assignment #13 will be given in class on Friday, November 22. It is due at the beginning of the class on Thursday, December 5. 1292013: Final Exam study guide 12112013: The Penn State Learning will be holding a Math 251 final exam review session, lead by student peer tutors, on Friday, December 13, from 5:006:30pm in 100 Life Sciences Bldg.


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