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Mathematics 44 - Differential Equations

**Class:** Science Center 264, MWF 11:30am-12:20pm.

**Instructor:**
**Walter Stromquist**

Office: Science Center 159.

Office hours: Tuesday 1:30 - 4:30 pm.

Email: wstromq1@swarthmore.edu

Phone: Cell 610-220-4382 (ok to leave messages).

Office phone 610-690-6827 (please don't leave messages).

For snow emergencies on class days, call office phone after 9:00am.

**Text:**
*Differential Equations,* 3rd ed., by Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney, and Glen R. Hall, Thompson Brooks/Cole 2006, ISBN 0-495-01265-3.

Publisher's website:
http://www.thomsonedu.com/thomsonedu/student.do?product_isbn=0495012653&disciplinenumber=1

Authors' website:
http://math.bu.edu/odes/

**Software:** TBD; probably Mathematica plus demos from the text's CD and other sources. A calculator will help, and can be used on exams.

**Web site:**
http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/wstromq1/diffeq/index.html

**Course requirements and grading:**

Grades will depend on a final exam (35%), two other main exams (25% each), and several smaller quizzes and graded problem sets (15% total). There will be frequent ungraded homework, on which collaboration is encouraged.

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