# MATH 308 - Differential Equations

**TEXTBOOK:** see
current textbook list

**CATALOG DESCRIPTION:** See catalog description here TECHNOLOGY: Maple is a powerful
computational and graphical tool whose use is encouraged.
Pedagogical points can be enhanced and onerous hand computations
can be avoided. Basic hand computational techniques are still
covered in this course, but perhaps not with the same emphasis as
in the past. Students should be shown how to solve differential
equations using the computer (both symbolically and numerically)
and be expected to solve a modeling or applications problem/project
where the computer is needed to complete the solution. The overall
extent to which Maple (or another high level computing language) is
used is left to the discretion of the instructor. Maple syntax
together with applications and modeling problems can be found in
the above mentioned ODE manual. Also visit the following
web-sites:

Rahe

Belmonte

Pilant

**GRADING:** Normally three
major exams and a final exam are given in this course. In addition,
homework and project assignments with some involvement of the
computer are usually required.

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for missed quizzes and exams will only be allowed for a university
approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should
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with University Student Rules , students are required to notify an
instructor by the end of the next working day after missing an exam
or quiz. Otherwise, they forfeit their rights to a make-up.

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do so is granted by your instructor. For more information on
university policies regarding scholastic dishonesty, see University
Student Rules.

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Last modified by rww on Thu Aug 25 13:49:49 2005