Math 290 (Differential Equations).
Spring 2010


Instructor: Reza Pakzad Email: pakzad At-Sign pitt Dot edu

Lectures: Section 1130: MW 6:00PM-7:15PM at Thackeray 704, Section 1110: TuTh 4:00PM-5:15PM at Langy A224.

Outline: For Guidelines, Schedule and Practice Problems, please request the handout which was distributed in class.

Grading: Homework (20%), Class midterms (40%), final (40%).

Important notice: According to the department policy your final grade should not exceed your final exam grade by more than one letter grade.

Textbook: Polking, Boggess, and Arnold, "Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems" Second edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Homework: Weakly assignments will appear here.

Homeworks are due each Tuesday/Monday in class.

Office hours: Wednesday 3:00PM-4:00PM and Thursday 2:00PM-3:00 PM (no appointment is necessary), OR by appointment, held at Thackeray Hall 610.

Exam notes: No formula sheats or graphic calculators are allowed during midterms or the final exam. There will be no make up tests. If you miss am midterm exam for a *documented* medical reason with previous notice, your grade on it will be the prorated grade of your final exam.

Midterm exams: The dates are: Midterm I: Wednesday Feb. 10 , 2010 for section 1130; Thursday, Feb. 11 , 2010 for section 1110; Midterm II: Wednesday March 24 , 2010 for section 1130, Tuesday March 23 , 2010 for section 1110; during class .
Due to cancellation of classes, the SECOND midterm is postponed by one week.

Midterm II cutoff is sections 3.4, 6.1, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2

Final Exam: The time, date and place of the final departemantal exam can obtained at the Office of the University Registrar.
The final exam for section 1130, (MW 6:00-7:15 pm), will be held during the last day of classes Wed April 28 at 6:00-7:50 pm in Thackeray Hall 704.


Class lecture notes: They are accessible online through Courseweb.