Math 244: Diff Eqs/Engs&Phys  Fall 2005
Textbook: Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations,
8^{th} Edition
Homework: The list
of suggested homework problems is meant to be the minimum you
should do. They have to be handed in and part of it will be graded.
Recitation Class: During the weekly recitation class, the TA
will go over the homework and answer questions. At the end, he will
conduct a quiz. The quiz problem will be similar or even equal to a
homework problem. It will be graded.
Maple Labs: In the course, we will use the computer algebra
package MAPLE. There will be six assigments, called Maple Labs, to be
handed in. Each will be graded.
Attendance: You are responsible for attending all class meetings.
Poor attendance can be used to decide borderline grade
situations. Note also that all information on this website is
tentative and subject to change. Updates may come late. Therefore, the
only reliable source of information is the class.
Exams: There will be two midterms and a final. Graphing
calculators will not be permitted. Books or personal notes are
not allowed, either. You may use a simple scientific
calculator. Instead, a list of formulas will be handed out.
Grading: Various numbers will help determine your final grade.
First midterm exam 
= 
100 points 
Second midterm exam 
= 
100 points 
The final exam 
= 
200 points 
Maple labs 
= 
48 points 
Quizzes 
= 
52 points 



Total 
= 
500 points 
Make up rules: Makeup exams will be given only in the case of illness,
a major emergency or of a major outside commitment. In all cases, be prepared
to bring some form of proof (like a doctor's note, a police report, a towing
bill etc.) If the reason for the make up is known in advance you must
ask for permission before the exam. In all other cases, you must notify
the instructor (phone (732)4451323 or email ) or the math department (4452390) as soon
as possible. No makeups will be granted for reasons like "the alarm clock
didn't go off", "not knowing when the exam will be", or "not feeling
prepared".
Last updated: August 24, 2005