*Instructor: *Dr. Isabel Darcy
*Office:*B1H MLH
*Phone:*
335- 0778

*Email*: idarcy AT math.uiowa.edu
*Office Hours*: MW 11:40 - 12+, Th 1pm -
2:30pm, F 11:40 - 12:20 and by appt.

Note: + means I will be also available directly after the office hour,
normally for as long as
needed.

DEO: Yi Li, 14 MacLean Hall, 319-335-0714, yi-li@uiowa.edu

*Course WWW site:*
http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~idarcy/COURSES/34/FALL10/34.html

Check this for a list of assignments so far, possible changes in the
course schedule, and electronic copies of course handouts.

**Description of Course**:
This course covers basic theory and methods of solution for differential equations. The major part
of the course deals with linear differential equations and systems of linear differential equations.
Laplace transforms are among the tools introduced for the solution of these linear differential
equations.

**Objectives and Goals of the Course**:
We will cover most of chapter 1 - 4,
6, 7 and some supplementary material as time allows. You should read
all sections/handouts/web material corresponding to covered material
and/or assigned problems. There may be test questions related to
this reading even if not covered in class.

HW & Quizzes: 16% | 90% <= A- < 91% <= A |

Computer Projects: 10% | 80% <= B- < 81% <= B < 89% <= B+ < 90% |

Exam 1 (Sept. 24): 22% | 70% <= C- < 71% <= C < 79% <= C+ < 80% |

Exam 2 (Nov. 12): 22% | 60% <= D- < 61% <= D < 69% <= D+ < 70% |

Final ( 9:45 A.M. Thurs Dec. 16): 30% | F < 60% |

*GRADING & EXAMS: *THE ABOVE EXAM DATES ARE TENTATIVE. All work must be shown in order
to receive credit. This holds for all exams including the final,
all quizzes, homework and computer projects.
Important note: If no work is shown, you may receive zero credit
even if your answer is correct.

2 exams and a final will be given. Locations TBA. You are required to bring identification to all exams. Calculators may NOT be allowed. You are required to pick up your exams and keep them until the end of the semester. The final exam will be cumulative.

**THERE IS NO CURVE IN THIS CLASS, but improvement may be taken
into consideration.**

If there is a mistake in
grading, you must report this mistake within one week from when the
exam, homework, etc. has been handed back to the class (whether or not
you picked up your exam, homework, etc).

**
More on computer projects**: It is not assumed that you are an expert
in any particular operating system or computer algebra software in
advance. Web resources connected with the computer assignment will
offer help on using

**Attendance and absences**: Your attendance at each scheduled
class meeting and problem section is expected. You are
responsible for material covered in class and announcements made during
class; these may include changes in the syllabus.

You may collaborate with other students on the homework; however, each individual student is responsible for turning in your own homework in your own words. Copying is not collaboration and will be prosecuted under scholastic dishonesty. Any significant collaboration should be acknowledged.

**The University policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly
enforced.**