**Section C1:** MWF 10:00-10:50 am in 156
Henry

**Online class discussion:**
http://groups.google.com/group/uiuc-math-285-c1-spring-2010

**Class notes / textbook:**
Book/notes are at:
http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/.
These are the notes I am lecturing from. Do tell me of any mistakes / typos /
suggestions.
There will be up to 3% extra credit for *useful* feedback on the notes.

**Lecturer:** Jiří Lebl

Web: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~jlebl/

Office: 105 Altgeld

E-mail:
jle...@math.uiuc.edu

Phone: 3-3143

Office hours: MW 11:00am-11:50am, and by appointment

**
Lab I:
**

**Time:** Monday Jan 25th, normal class time (10:00am-10:50am)

**Place:** Engineering Hall rooms 406B1 and 406B8

See
http://www.math.uiuc.edu/iode/materials.html for the Lab I guide.

**
Lab II:
**

**Time:** Monday February 8th, normal class time (10:00am-10:50am)

**Place:** Engineering Hall rooms 406B1 and 406B8

See
http://www.math.uiuc.edu/iode/materials.html for the Lab II guide.

**Grades/Curve: ** Grades will be based on the percentages below. Curve
will be applied if needed.

**Quiz: ** Wednesday, February 10th, 10% of your grade.

**Exam 1: ** Wednesday, March 17th, 20% of your grade.

**Exam 2: ** Wednesday, April 28th, 20% of your grade.

**Final Exam: ** 8:00am-11:00am, Tuesday, May 11th, 40% of your grade. (Same room as class)

**Homework:** Assigned every week. Worth
10%, possibly spot checked (*spot checked* means: some spot(s) of each
homework checked, and all will be collected). Lowest homework grade dropped.
Some homework will be iode based (see below).

**Iode:** Iode is a free software package tailored for this course.
We will spend some time in the computer lab learning this software and
you will be assigned some homework using it. See
http://www.math.uiuc.edu/iode/.
Iode requires Matlab
or Octave (version 2 works for sure, version 3 maybe).
Matlab is available in the lab and Octave is free so you need
not purchase anything.

**Test Policies:** No books, notes, calculators or computers allowed on
the exams or the final.

**Text:** Class notes from http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/. The
standard book for the course is optional (recommended for extra material and
exercises)
C.H. Edwards & D.E. Penney,
*Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modelling*,
4th edition, Prentice Hall 2008.

**Syllabus:** Chapters are from my notes (Approximately)

Introduction (1 hour) Chapter 0 and 1 - First order ODEs (8 hours) Chapter 2 - Higher order linear ODEs (14 hours) Chapter 4 - Fourier series and PDEs (13 hours) If time allows we may cover parts of chapter 6

**Useful links:**