INSTRUCTOR: John McCuan, 209 Skiles

Office Hours: TTh 12:30-1:15, 3:00-4:00

Email: 2552fall17 (at) protonmail.com

Course Page: http://www.math.gatech.edu/~mccuan/courses/2552/

Recitation Sections MW 1:55-2:45 PM,

Section K1

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Jaemin Park

Skiles 249

Section K2

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Longmei Shu

Skiles 170

Section K3

TEACHING ASSISTANT: Yian Yao

Skiles 246

Text: * An Introduction to Modern Methods & Application (3rd Edition)
* James R. Brannan & William E. Boyce

Topics/Sections Covered: Topics from Chapters 1-8

Grading Scheme:

Homework 15%

Exam 1 27%

Exam 2 28%

Final Exam 30%

(Below 60% F; 60-69% D; 70-79% C; 80-89% B; 90-100% A)

HOMEWORK Homework will be collected in recitation on Wednesday and checked for completion.

Dates of Exams (tentative):

Exam 1 Thursday September 14 ---> Thursday September 21

Exam 2 Thursday October 5 ---> Thursday October
26

Final Exam Thursday December 7 (2:50-5:40)

Exams are cumulative.

No calculators, notes, or other aids may be used during exams.

Policy on missed exams: Official written excuse required.

If you want to meet me during office hours, send an email to let me know. If you want to meet me outside office hours, send me an email and let me know.

Sample Exams:

Exam 1

Note: This practice exam was prepared from the previous edition of the text,
so topics may vary slightly.

Exam 2

Exam 2 (updated)

Final Exam

some solutions

new/updated practice final

Table of Laplace transforms for the final

Extra Materials:

Direction Fields (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

numerical solutions I (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

numerical solutions II (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

numerical solutions III (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

matrix exponentiation and ODEs

An oscillator problem (Mathematica notebook) with several errors
pdf

An oscillator problem (Mathematica notebook) corrected version
pdf

An oscillator problem with discontinuous forcing (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

An oscillator problem with discontinuous forcing (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

A nonlinear system (Mathematica notebook)
pdf

Stopping a linear oscillator with an impulse

Slope Field Generator + Euler's Method

Problem 2.6.4 in Brannon and Boyce

Solving a system numerically
pdf

Exercise 4.6.6,8 pdf

First Lecture