Math 2073 - Ordinary Differential Equations
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Additional office hours can be arranged as necessary.
Email: Michael (dot) Goldberg (at) uc.edu
Office Phone: (513) 556-4070
Prerequisites: Satisfactory grades in the first year of Calculus, or the equivalent Advanced Placement credit.
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
by Boyce, Diprima, and Meade, 11th edition.
WileyPLUS. Wiley Publishing.
The schedule of readings, homework assignments, and exams is posted here.
There are three exams during the term.
Calculators are not permitted on tests.
Friday, December 14. 10:30am-12:30pm.
Quizzes: Given at the end of almost every week. There are no make-ups for missed quizzes but the lowest score will be dropped.
Assignments are given on
WileyPLUS, which you will find linked to the
course BlackBoard page.
Assignments are usually due when class meets at 2:30pm,
two meetings after the material is first covered in class.
The lowest three scores will be dropped when computing your
overall homework grade.
You are permitted, perhaps encouraged, to discuss homework problems with other students. It is OK to give each other hints and work through problems together. It is not OK to just share answers.
Course grades will be computed from the following weighted average:
Calculators: Calculators, computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices are not permitted on Quizzes, Tests, or the Final Exam. These devices can only be used for solving homework problems and as a study aid.
Resources: The textbook comes packaged with WileyPLUS, a suite of tools including homework assignments, practice problems with a solution manual, and an interactive e-book version of the text.
Course materials and announcements will be posted to BlackBoard, and all grades will be recorded in Blackboard's electronic gradebook. You can review your scores there at any time.
Make sure that Blackboard has your current email address. Important course announcements will be sent exclusively to that address.
Places to get Help:
One of the first places you should look for help is to
your instructor. Additional study assistance is available
in these locations:
You are expected to attend class and take exams as they are scheduled.
Re-Grading: If you believe that a grading error has been made in evaluating your work, you should request a re-evaluation on the same day that the paper was returned to you, and in no event more than 6 days past when the graded assignment was first returned to the class. You must return the entire assignment/exam in unaltered form along with a cover sheet clearly stating what error(s) you think were made. The entire assignment will be carefully re-graded. Please note that randomly selected papers from each quiz and test may be photocopied before they are returned.
Equal Opportunity: Students with special needs should meet with the instructor as soon as possible to arrange for reasonable provisions that ensure an equitable opportunity to meet all of the requirements of this course. At the discretion of the instructor, some accommodations may require prior approval by Disability Services.
Quite simply, you are expected to do your own work, using only the resources
authorized by the course instructor. Any attempt to cheat on exams and/or
assignments, to circumvent course policies, or to receive credit for work that
is not your own, will be punished in accordance with the University Rules and
Code of Conduct.
In this course you may collaborate with other students while attempting to
solve homework problems, but only under the guidelines described above.
Your work on quizzes and exams, whether in class or take-home,
must be entirely your own. If you are
having difficulty with a particular exam question, it is permissible to ask
the instructor or exam proctor (but no-one else) for clarification. For more information, see the
Student Code of Conduct.
In this course you may collaborate with other students while attempting to solve homework problems, but only under the guidelines described above. Your work on quizzes and exams, whether in class or take-home, must be entirely your own. If you are having difficulty with a particular exam question, it is permissible to ask the instructor or exam proctor (but no-one else) for clarification.
For more information, see the UC Student Code of Conduct.
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Requirements: This course satisfies the Breadth of Knowledge QR requirements.