MATH 3740       DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  & LINEAR ALGEBRA        FALL 2007

Time and Place :    MTWR, 2:30 - 3:20, Parkview D208

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Paul Eenigenburg

Office Hours :  3324 Everett    MTWR 9:30 - 11:30
                       Other times by appt.

Phone: 387-4582            e-mail: eenigenburg@wmich.edu                  FAX : 387-4530

Click here to obtain practice exercises and exam information as the course progresses.

COURSE PREREQUISITE:   Math 2720 (Vector Calculus & Linear Algebra) with a C grade or
better, or equivalent transfer credit.

TEXTDifferential Equations & Linear Algebra (2nd ed) by Edwards and Penney, Prentice Hall.
You may be able to save money by ordering on the internet, in which case you will need the
ISBN number : 0-13-148146-0.  The optional Student Solutions Manual contains worked-out
solutions to most of the odd numbered problems.

SYLLABUS :    First-order equations, mathematical models and numerical methods, linear algebra,
higher-order linear equations, linear systems, stability, phase plane analysis, and Laplace transforms.

TECHNOLOGY :   It is required that you have a graphing calculator.  If you don’t own one,
get a TI-89 (includes a diff eq menu, plus symbolic algebra and calculus).   You will also be
doing computer projects using the computer algebra system Maple, which can be found on all
open-lab computers .  For a discounted version of Maple for your personal computer, go to
http://www.maplesoft.com/academic/adoptioncenter/adoptioncenter_coursedetail.aspx?EID=2938

EXAMINATIONS & GRADING :  Quizzes:    15%
                                                         Maple projects:    15%                                   
                                                         Three  exams at 15% each:   45%
                                                         Final Exam (Wed, Dec 12, 2:45): 25%

  Your grade will be determined by the scale :

 Percent :   89     82    75     68     60     55     50
 Grade  :    A      BA    B     CB     C     DC     D

COURSE PLAN :   There will be unannounced short quizzes on occasion, with open books,
papers, etc.  These are intended to encourage you to keep current.  See this web page often
for a list of current exercises.  They are not to be submitted as homework, but you should have
them prepared by the indicated date.  To accommodate the occasional illness, the lowest two quizzes
will be dropped. There will be no makeups for missing quizzes. 
Extra credit will be given to those who present solutions to selected problems on the board. 
Exams are “closed book”, but you may bring your calculator and a 3x5 formula card. 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:  You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding
the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate Catalog (pp. 278-283) that pertain to Academic
Integrity. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission,
plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in
academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the
opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity
for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty
prior to the submission of an assignment or test.