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Math 222: Differential Equations
Spring 2019 Course Syllabus

NJIT Academic Integrity Code: All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the University Code on Academic Integrity at NJIT very seriously and enforces it strictly. This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the University Code on Academic Integrity, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

Course Information

Course Description: Methods for solving ordinary differential equations are studied together with physical applications, Laplace transforms, numerical solutions, and series solutions.

Number of Credits: 4

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 112 with a grade of C or better or MATH 133 with a grade of C or better.

Course-Section and Instructors

Course-Section Instructor
Math 222-002 Professor V. Barreto-Aranda
Math 222-004 Professor V. Barreto-Aranda
Math 222-006 Professor M. Michal
Math 222-010 Professor V. Saini
Math 222-012 Professor A. Bose
Math 222-014 Professor M. Michal
Math 222-018 Professor V. Saini
Math 222-024 Professor M. Potocki-Dul
Math 222-030 Professor M. Potocki-Dul
Math 222-102 Professor M. Potocki-Dul
Math 222-104 Professor P. Vilanova Guerra

Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Spring 2019 Office Hours and Emails

Required Textbook:

Title Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
Author Boyce and DiPrima
Edition 11th
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN # 978-1119447399
Website http://web.njit.edu/~bechtold/222homepage.html

Additional Information: Some review materials are on the course homepage. Exam solutions, and MATLAB help are also posted there.

University-wide Withdrawal Date:The last day to withdraw with a w is Monday, April 8, 2019. It will be strictly enforced.

Course Goals

Course Objectives

Course Outcomes

Course Assessment: The assessment of objectives is achieved through homework assignments and common examinations with common grading.

Policies

DMS Course Policies: All DMS students must familiarize themselves with, and adhere to, the Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Policies, in addition to official university-wide policies. DMS takes these policies very seriously and enforces them strictly.

Grading Policy: The final grade in this course will be determined as follows:

Homework, Quizzes, and MATLAB 10%
Common Midterm Exam I 20%
Common Midterm Exam II 20%
Common Midterm Exam III 20%
Final Exam 30%

Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.

A 88 - 100 C 60 - 65
B+ 83 - 87 D 45 - 59
B 75 - 82 F 0 - 44
C+ 66 - 74

Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes will be recorded and is mandatory. Please make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department’s Attendance Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Homework and Quiz Policy: Weekly homework assignments are listed on the course outline. They are to be handed in according to your instructor's schedule. Each week, a 15-20 minute quiz will be given on the material covered in the previous week’s homework.

MATLAB Assignments: There will be several MATLAB assignments. Some helpful material is on the course homepage. Math Department MATLAB TAs hold office hours. See here for details.

Exams: There will be three common midterm exams held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Exams are held on the following days:

Common Midterm Exam I February 13, 2019
Common Midterm Exam II March 13, 2019
Common Midterm Exam III April 24, 2019
Final Exam Period May 10 - 16, 2019

The time of the midterm exams is 4:15-5:40 pm for daytime students and 5:45-7:10 pm for evening students. The final exam will test your knowledge of all the course material taught in the entire course. Make sure you read and fully understand the Math Department's Examination Policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.

Makeup Exam Policy: To properly report your absence from a midterm or final exam, please review and follow the required steps under the DMS Examination Policy found here:

Cellular Phones: All cellular phones and other electronic devices must be switched off and put away during all class times.

Additional Resources

Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Lower Level, Rm. G11 (See: Spring 2019 Hours)

Accommodation of Disabilities: Disability Support Services (DSS) offers long term and temporary accommodations for undergraduate, graduate and visiting students at NJIT.

If you are in need of accommodations due to a disability please contact Chantonette Lyles, Associate Director of Disability Support Services at 973-596-5417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. A Letter of Accommodation Eligibility from the Disability Support Services office authorizing your accommodations will be required.

For further information regarding self identification, the submission of medical documentation and additional support services provided please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS) website at:

Important Dates (See: Spring 2019 Academic Calendar, Registrar)

Date Day Event
January 22, 2019 T First Day of Classes
February 1, 2019 F Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
March 17 - 24, 2019 Su - Su Spring Recess - No Classes, NJIT Open
April 8, 2019 M Last Day to Withdraw
April 19, 2019 F Good Friday - No Classes, NJIT Closed
May 7, 2019 T Friday Classes Meet/ Last Day of Classes
May 8 & 9, 2019 W & R Reading Days
May 10 - 16, 2019 F - R Final Exam Period

Course Outline

Week + Dates Section # + Topic   HW Assignments
Week 1 1.1 Some Basic Models; Direction Fields 1 HWK 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 19
1.3 Classification of Differential Equations 2 HWK 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12
2.1 Linear Equations; Integrating Factors 3 HWK 6(c), 8(c), 10, 11, 13(b,c)
Week 2 2.1 Linear Equations; Integrating Factors (Continued) 3 HWK 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25
2.2 Separable Equations 4 HWK 2, 4, 6, 9, 12
2.3 Modeling with First Order Equations 5 HWK 2, 5, 7, 12, 14(a)
Week 3 2.7 Numerical Approximation; Euler’s Method 6 HWK 2
3.1 Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients 7 HWK 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16
REVIEW FOR EXAM 1
Week 4 COMMON EXAM 1
3.2 Solutions of Linear Homogeneous Equations: The Wronskian 8 HWK 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23
Week 5 3.3 Complex Roots of the Characteristic Equation 9 HWK 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 19
3.4 Repeated Roots; Reduction of Order 10 HWK 1, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 19, 22
Week 6 3.5 Nonhomogeneous Equations; Undetermined Coefficients 11 HWK 2, 4, 8, 13, 14
3.5 Undetermined Coefficients (Continued) 11 HWK 16(a), 17(a), 21(a)
3.6 Variation of Parameters 12 HWK 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13
3.7 Mechanical and Electrical Vibrations 13 HWK 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Week 7 3.7 Vibrations (Continued) 13 HWK 9, 11, 12, 13
3.8 Forced Vibrations 14 HWK 1, 4, 6
REVIEW FOR EXAM 2 15  
Week 8 Common Exam 2
5.1 Review of Power Series 16 HWK 15, 17, 18, 19
5.2 Series Solutions of Second Order Linear ODEs with Non- constant Coefficients; Solution Near an Ordinary Point 17 HWK 3(a,b), 5(a,b),6(a,b),7(a,b)
5.4 Euler’s Equation; Regular Singular Points 18 HWK 1, 3, 6, 12, 17
Week 9 5.5 Series Solutions Near a Regular Singular Point, Part I 19 HWK 1, 2, 3, 18
6.1 and
6.2
Definition of the Laplace Transform and Solution of Initial Value Problems 20 HWK (6.1) 3, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 20, 21,  (6.2) 1, 2, 3, 4
6.2 Initial Value Problems (Continued) 21 HWK (6.2) 6, 10, 16, 17
Week 10 6.3 Step Functions 22 HWK (6.3) 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12,14, 15; (6.4) 2, 3, 4, 7
6.4 ODEs with Discontinuous Forcing Functions 23 HWK 11, 14
6.5 Impulse Functions 24 HWK 1, 2, 7
Week 11 6.6 The Convolution Integral 25 HWK 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 14
7.1 System of First Order Linear ODEs 26 HWK 1, 3, 4, 7(a,b)
7.2 Review of Matrices 27 HWK 1, 2, 4, 7, 17
Week 12 7.3 Review of Linear Algebraic Equations, Eigenvalues, and Eigenvectors (2x2) 28 14, 15, 16
7.5 Homogeneous Linear Systems with Constant Coefficients 29 2b, 3b, 5b, 10, 11
review for exam 3 30  
Week 13 Common Exam 3
7.6 Complex Eigenvalues 31 HWK 1(b), 4(b), 8, 11, 14, 23
10.1 Two-Point Boundary Value Problems 32 HWK 1, 3, 5, 10, 14, 15, 18
10.2 Fourier Series 33 HWK 1, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16
Week 14 10.2 Fourier Series (Continued) 34 HWK 19(a,b), 20(a,b), 22(a,b)
10.4 Even and Odd Functions 35 HWK 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 15, 16, 21,23(a,b), 27(a,b)
REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM  36  
Week 15 REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM  36  
Week 16 FINAL EXAM PERIOD: May 10 - 16, 2019

Updated by Professor J. Bechtold - 1/17/2019
Department of Mathematical Sciences Course Syllabus, Spring 2019