Math 335: Ordinary Differential Equations; Sp. 2013.
Time and Location:
MWF 11:00-11:50 Leigh 312.
Dr. Stefan Forcey
Textbook: Required: "A First Course in Differential Equations," 10th edition, by D. Zill.
- Office: CAS 275
- Office Phone: 330 972 6779
- Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
(...this is the best way to get a hold of
- Office hours:
- If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to
a time to meet. Here is my schedule
for the spring semester.
The syllabus will include information about grading
policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You
should definitely read it.
Here's an approximate schedule of
what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".
There will be homework assigned weekly, and the
assignments will be posted here.
They will not be collected, but
the quizzes will be based on them.
Tuesday 2-4 pm, Bierce library math lab (lower floor, look for chalkboards!)
Thursday 2-4 pm, Bierce library math lab
Many more hours available: tutoring in the math lab(s).
For integration, you can't beat wolfram alpha ,
which now offers great step-by-step solutions to
(with free account sign-up.) There is a lot of
information with each solution,
including graphs of the entire family of specific solutions.
Here is a function whose power series has coefficients the triangular numbers, n choose 2.
Philosophy of Math: Plato vs Aristotle
Wigner on the unreasonable effectiveness of math.
Hamming on the same.
More of the story.
Even more--Tegmark's response.
A book about Aristotle's view.
A bit of teaching philosophy:
A bit of history:
pure math by Archimedes.
The text of this page was adapted, with permission, from an original course site by J.P. Cossey.