Math 2403, Sections G1, G2, G3
Differential Equations
Course Information (Fall 2012)

Time: MWF: 1:05 PM - 1:55 PM
Place: Instr. Center 103
Text: Brannan & Boyce, Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods & Applications, 2nd ed
Instructor: James Krysiak
Office: Skiles 142
E-mail: jkrysiak at math.gatech.edu
WWW: www.math.gatech.edu/~jkrysiak
Office Hours: Wednesday: 10 AM to Noon, or by appointment
Teaching Assistants: Daniel Bernucci (G1)
Alex Danklefson (G2)
Gagik Amirkhanyan (G3)
TA Office Hours: TBA
Recitation Time: TR: 2:05 PM - 2:55 PM
Recitation Place: Skiles 268 (G1)
Skiles 170 (G2)
Skiles 249 (G3)
Homework: Homeworks will be posted weekly on my website. They will not be collected.
Recitations: Recitations are an opportunity to ask questions on the homework and see more examples.
Quizzes: There will be a closed book, closed notes quiz each week during Thursday recitation based on the previous
week's class and homework. There will be no quizzes on the first week, last week, or exam weeks. Your lowest
two quizzes will be dropped.
Exams: There will be two midterm exams, dates tentatively Thurs, Oct. 4th and Thurs, Nov. 15th. The final will be during
the scheduled university final period. A one-sided sheet of notes will be permitted. Calculators are not necessary
but a scientific (not graphing) calculator is permitted.
Regrading: If you think there was a grading error, you have one week from the date that the assignment was returned to speak
to your TA. If you still have a conflict, then see me.
Makeup Policy: Makeups are only permitted in the case of documented illness, family emergency, or school/work related activity.
Let me know ASAP if one of these situations applies to you.
ADAPTS: If you are eligible for ADAPTS testing, you are responsible for informing me and scheduling the test period.
Rubric: Quizzes 25%, First Midterm 20%, Second Midterm 20%, Final 35%
Grades: A: 100-90, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D:60-69, F: Below 60
Curving: Typically I do not need to curve the class so do not count on it, but if I do it will only be in your favor.
Background: This course requires techniques learned in integral and differential calculus. These include but are not limited
to integration by parts, substitution, and partial fraction decomposition.
Recommendations: Keep up with the homework weekly and ask questions. There is no secret except going to class and doing the work.
The quizzes are based heavily on the homework as incentive -- if you understand the homework, they should be very
doable. Borderline students have raised their letter grade via good quiz performance, and lowered it by not
showing up or failing to do the homework.
Other Resources: Math Lab is an open classroom full of tables and whiteboards in Clough 278. It is an excellent place to work on
homework alone or in groups, and it is staffed by tutors who can help answer your questions. 1-1 Tutoring is
another possibility. The Center for Academic Success may have more personalized suggestions.

Tentative Syllabus

Date Topics covered Homework
Week 1
08/20-08/24
1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1
Week 2
08/27-08/31
2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Week 3
09/03-09/07
1.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
NO CLASS MONDAY
Week 4
09/10-09/14
3.1, 3.2
Week 5
09/17-09/21
3.3, 3.4
Week 6
09/24-09/28
3.5, 3.6
Week 7
10/01-10/05
7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
EXAM THURSDAY on Week 1-6
Week 8
10/08-10/12
7.5, 3.7, 4.1
FRIDAY is withdraw deadline
Week 9
10/15-10/19
4.2, 4.3, 4.4
NO CLASS MON or TUES
Week 10
10/22-10/26
4.5, 4.6, 4.7
Week 11
10/29-11/02
Higher order linear equations, 6.1, 6.2
Week 12
11/05-11/09
6.3, 6.4, 6.7
Week 13
11/12-11/16
Week 14
11/19-11/23
5.1, 5.2
NO CLASS THURS or FRI
Week 15
11/26-11/30
5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
Week 16
12/03-12/07
5.7, 5.8
Week 17
12/10-12/14
Have a good break!