Syllabus for Math 421:03

Advanced Calculus for Engineering

Matthew Leingang

Hill Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Deparment of Mathematics

Table of Contents

Staff
Professor
Class Schedule
Lecture
Topics
Course Material
Textbook
Course Work
Homework
Quizzes
Exams
Exam Rules
Grades
Online References

Staff

Professor

Matthew Leingang, <leingang@math>. My office is Hill Center 510, where I will have a dedicated office hour Tuesday afternoon, 5th period (2:50-4:10PM). I will also be around most Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Class Schedule

You are responsible for attending all class meetings. Poor attendance will be a factor in deciding borderline grade situations.

Lecture

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:10-7:30 PM (7th period), Hill Center Room 124.

Topics

Laplace transforms, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Fourier series, and separation of variables method applied to the linear partial differential equations of mathematical physics (heat, wave, and Laplace's equation).

Course Material

Textbook

Peter V. O'Neil; Advanced Engineering Mathematics (fifth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2003 (1236+82[Answers]+9[Index] pp.); (ISBN# 0-534-40077-9)

Course Work

Various numbers will help determine your final grade in Math 421.

Homework

There is a large list of problems from each section for which you are responsible. They will be collected each Monday. One problem from each section will be graded.

Warning

Late homework will not be accepted.

Quizzes

There are at least two quizzes which will occur in lecture. Quizzes are short, computational in nature, and derived directly from the homework.

Exams

Midterms

There are two midterms, each in class, one on October 9 and one on November 13.

Final Exam

Time and place will be determined later.

Exam Rules

No calculators of any kind are allowed on the midterms or final.

Grades

The following weights are assigned to compute your Math 421 average.

Grade Weights

GradeletWeight
Midterm I20%
Midterm II20%
Final40%
Homework10%
Quizzes10%

Online References

A web site for this section of Math 421 is located at http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~leingang/421/. Additional information can be found at the course web site, http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/421/, but all information on the section site takes precedence.