
Text: A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications , Seventh edition,
by Dennis G. Zill. BROOKS/COLE, 2001.
General topics from Chapters 15, 7, and 9.
Meeting times: TTh 2:00  3:15 PM at 405 LeConte . Exams: There will be three 1hour exams announced well in advance of their date (tentative dates Sept. 17, Oct. 24, Nov. 19). Each exam will be worth 100 points. There will be no makeup exams. Final exam: There will be a final exam worth 200 points on Wednesday, December 11 at 2 PM. All students must take the Final Exam. Quizzes: There will be a tenminute quiz almost every week. Three or four of the quizzes will be takehome ones, and will be based on Maple assignments. Each quiz will be worth 10 points. There will be a total of about 12 quizzes. Your best 10 scores will be chosen to constitute a quiz grade of a possible 100 points. There will be no makeup quizzes. Any missed quiz will be the one that you drop. Maple: The topics of Modeling (Chapters 3 and 5) and Numerical Solutions (Chapter 9) will be connected with the use of the expert system computational algebra package Maple. Part of the classes that consider these topics will be held at LeConte 303 A. Tentative periods for these classes are Sept. 1926, and Nov. 21  Dec.3. Some Mapleworksheets and lessons can be found here. Homework: There will be homework problems assigned but not graded. Quizzes will be based on homework problems. Grading: You have a total of 600 possible
points: 100 points for each of the three 1hour exams, 100 points for the
quiz, and 200 points for the Final Exam.
You will be able to drop the lowest 100 points. The lowest 100
points may be one half of the Final Exam. This gives you a possibility
of 500 points.
ADA: If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and need any assistance please notify the instructor immediately. Academic Dishonesty: Just say NO. Attendance: Regular class attendance is important. Consistent with the USC Undergraduate Bulletin, a grade penalty may be applied to any student missing more than five classes (10%) during the semester.








Some Maple worksheets for Differential Equations can be found on
For a Maple tutorial you can use the help provided by the system, or