Math 222: Differential Equations
Summer 2018 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.
CourseSection and Instructors
CourseSection 
Instructor 
Math 222031 
Professor M. PotockiDul 
Math 222131 
Professor M. PotockiDul 
Office Hours for All Math Instructors: Summer 2018 Office Hours and Emails
Required Textbook:
Title 
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 
Author 
Boyce and DiPrima 
Edition 
10th 
Publisher 
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
ISBN # 
9780470458310 
Withdrawal Date: Please see the Summer 2018 Academic Calendar for the last day to withdraw based on the summer session you are registered for.
Course Goals
Course Objectives
 Students should (a) learn elementary analytical solution techniques for the solution of ordinary differential
equations (ODEs), and (b) understand the solution structure of linear ODEs in terms of independent
homogeneous solutions and nonhomogeneous solutions.
 Students should (a) understand by exposure to examples how systems and phenomena from science and
engineering can be modeled by ODEs, and (b) how solution of such a model can be used to analyze or predict
a system’s behavior. A key example is the damped, forced, simple harmonic oscillator.
 Students should understand the role of initial value problems for ODEs in examples from science engineering,
and should be introduced to the role of twopoint boundary value problems and Fourier series.
 Students should understand an elementary method for the numerical solution of ODEs and have some
familiarity with the solution of ODEs using MATLAB.
Course Outcomes
 Students have improved problemsolving skills, including knowledge of techniques for the solution of ODEs.
 Students have an understanding of the importance of differential equations in the sciences and engineering.
 Students are prepared for further study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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 universitywide 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 and Quizzes 
15% 
Common Midterm Exam I 
25% 
Common Midterm Exam II 
25% 
Final Exam 
35% 
Your final letter grade will be based on the following tentative curve.
A 
88  100 
C 
60  66 
B+ 
81  87 
D 
45  59 
B 
74  80 
F 
0  44 
C+ 
67  73 


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.
Exams: There will be two common midterm exams held during the semester and one comprehensive common final exam. Exams are held on the following days:
Common Midterm Exam I 
June 20, 2018 
Common Midterm Exam II 
July 18, 2018 
Final Exam 
August 6, 2018 
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 during all class times.
Additional Resources
Math Tutoring Center: Located in the Central King Building, Room G11 (Summer Hours: TBA)
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 9735965417 or via email at lyles@njit.edu. The office is located in Fenster Hall Room 260. 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: Summer 2018 Academic Calendar, Registrar)
Date 
Event 
May 21, 2018 
First Day of Classes 
May 22, 2018 
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes 
May 28, 2018 
University Closed for Memorial Day 
June 25, 2018 
Last Day of First Summer Session 
July 4, 2018 
University Closed for Independence Day 
July 16, 2018 
Last Day of Middle Summer Session 
August 6, 2018 
Last Day of Full and Second Summer Sessions 