Math 246, Spring 2000 - Bo Li

## General Information

 Prerequisites Math 141 (Calculus II) or equivalent. Textbook Elementary Differential Equations, Sixth edition, by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997. Differential Equations with Matlab, by Kevin R. Coombes, Brian R. Hunt, Ronald L. Lipsman, John E. Osborn, and Garrett J. Stuck, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. Lectures MWF 2:00pm -- 2:50pm, Reckord Armory building 0126 Instructor Bo Li (Office hours: W 3:00pm -- 4:00pm, Th 11:00am -- 12:00am, F 4:00pm -- 5:00pm; Office: Math 4304; Phone: 301-405-5088; E-mail: bli@math.umd.edu). Homework Assigned regularly, but not collected and graded. Quizzes Close-book and close-note short quizzes will be given in class regularly. Quiz problems will be selected from assigned homework problems. The two quizzes with lowest score will be dropped. Note: neither make-up nor rescheduled quizzes will be allowed unless a proved written excuse (such as hospitalization and a family emergency) is provided sufficiently ahead of time. Exams There will be two midterm and one final, close-book and close-note exams. The final exam will be cumulative.     Midterm exam 1: 2:00pm -- 2:50pm, Friday, March 10, Math 1311.     Midterm exam 2: 2:00pm -- 2:50pm, Friday, April 21, Math 1311.     Final exam: 1:30pm -- 3:30pm, Friday, May 19. (Exam room will be announced in class.) Note: neither make-up nor rescheduled exams will be allowed unless a proved written excuse (such as hospitalization and a family emergency) is provided sufficiently ahead of time. Grading The final course grade will be determined based on the exams and homework with the following weights: final exam -- 40%, higher of midterm exams 1 and 2 -- 25%, lower of midterm exams 1 and 2 -- 20%, and quizzes -- 15%. The final grade will be curved.