Math 133A (Spring 2016)

This website will contain all course material for the Spring 2016 section of “Math 133A: Ordinary Differential Equations” as taught by Matthew D. Johnston at San Jose State University.

Course News:

  • 01/28: Welcome to the course!

Green sheet:

Lectures:

  • MW 12:00-1:15 p.m., location: Sci 142

Instructor Office Hours:

  • Mondays: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
  • By appointment or on Piazza

Textbook:

  • Boyce, DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations, Wiley, 10th edition, 2012 (ISBN: 978-0470458310) (suggested)

Grade Breakdown:

  • WebAssign Homework: 20%
  • Term Tests: 20% (x two)
  • Final Exam: 40%

Piazza Course Discussion:

Computer Code:

WebAssign Homework:

Term Tests:

Final Exam

Lectures (click link for lecture notes)

  • Week 1 (Feb. 1 & 3) (Introduction, Slope Fields, Solutions)
  • Week 2 (Feb. 8 & 10)  (Separable & Linear First Order DEs)
  • Week 3 (Feb. 15 & 17) (Substitution Methods & Exact DEs)
  • Week 4 (Feb. 22 & 24) (Numerical Methods, Applications)
  • Week 5 (Feb. 29 & March 2) (Second-Order Linear DEs)
  • Week 6 (March 7 & 9) (Constant Coefficients, Pendulum Model)
  • Week 7 (March 14 & 16) (Nonhomogeneous Second-Order DEs, Method of Undetermined Coefficients)
  • Week 8 (March 21 & 23) (Applications, Resonance)
  • Spring Break! (March 28 – April 1)
  • Week 9 (April 4 & 6) (Review of Linear Algebra: Matrices, Determinants, Inverses)
  • Week 10 (April 11 & April 13) (Review of Linear Algebra: Eigenvalues/vectors)
  • Week 11 (April 18 & 20) (Systems of DEs, Phase Portrait)
  • Week 12 (April 25 & 27) (Fundamental Matrices, Nonhomogeneous Systems)
  • Week 13 (May 2 & 4) (Laplace Transform Method, Initial Value Problems) (partial fraction review)
  • Week 14 (May 9 & 11) (Discontinuous Forcing & Impulse Functions)
  • Week 15 (May 16) Final Exam Review!