Month  Date  Event  Topic  Sections  Assignment 
FirstOrder Ordinary Differential Equations  
August  27  Reading  Introduction  0.1  0.4, 1.1  1.3  
28  Lecture  Linear Equations  2.1  2.5  
29  Discussion  Explicit and Linear Equations  0.1  2.5  Group Work 1  
30  Lecture  Separable Equations  3.1  3.4  
September  4  Lecture  General Theory and Graphical Methods  4.1  4.2, 5.1  5.3.1, 5.4.1  Quiz 1 
5  Discussion  Separable and Graphical  3.1  3.4, 5.1, 5.2  Matlab A, Group Work 2  
6  Lecture  Applications  6.1  6.4  
11  Lecture  Numerical Methods  7.1  7.4  Quiz 2  
12  Discussion  Applications and Numerical Methods  6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1  7.4  Group Work 3  
13  Lecture  Exact Differential Forms  7.4, 8.1  8.2  
18  Lecture  Integrating Factors  8.3  Quiz 3  
19  Discussion  Exact Differential Forms and Integrating Factors  8.1  8.3  Group Work 4  
20  Lecture  InClass Exam  First Exam  
HigherOrder Linear Ordinary Differential Equations  
25  Lecture  Introduction to HigherOrder Linear Equations Homogeneous Equations: General Methods and Theory 
1.1  1.3 2.1  2.3, 3.1  3.3.1 

26  Discussion  HigherOrder Linear Equations  1.1  1.3, 2.1  2.3, 3.1  3.3.1  Matlab B, Group Work 5  
27  Lecture  Homogeneous Equations: General Methods and Theory Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients 
2.3  2.7 4.1  4.2 

October  2  Lecture  Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients Nonhomogeneous Equations: General Methods and Theory Nonhomogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients 
4.3  4.5 5.1  5.2 6.1 
Quiz 4 
3  Discussion  Homogeneous Equations  2.1  2.7, 4.1  4.5  Group Work 6  
4  Lecture  Nonhomogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients  6.2  6.3  
9  Lecture  Nonhomogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients  6.3  6.5  Quiz 5  
10  Discussion 6  Nonhomogeneous Equations  5.1  5.2, 6.1  6.5  Matlab C, Group Work 7  
11  Lecture  Application: Mechanical Vibrations  8.1  8.6  
16  Lecture  Nonhomogeneous Equations with Variable Coefficients  7.1  7.3.1  Quiz 6  
17  Discussion  Nonhomogeneous Equations with Variable Coefficients Application: Mechanical Vibrations 
7.1  7.3.1 8.1  8.6 
Group Work 8  
18  Lecture  InClass Exam  Second Exam  
23  Lecture  Laplace Transform Method  9.1  9.5  
24  Discussion  Laplace Transform Method  9.1  9.4  Matlab D, Group Work 9  
25  Lecture  Laplace Transform Method  9.5  9.9  
30  Lecture  Laplace Transform Method Introduction to FirstOrder Systems 
9.9  9.10 1.1  1.4 
Quiz 7  
31  Discussion  Laplace Transform Method  9.5  9.10  Group Work 10  
FirstOrder Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations  
November  1  Lecture  Introduction to FirstOrder Systems Linear Systems: Matrices and Vectors 
1.3  1.5, 2.0, 3.1, 3.2 

6  Lecture  Linear Systems: General Methods and Theory Linear Systems: Matrix Exponentials 
2.1  2.5 4.1 
Quiz 8  
7  Discussion  FirstOrder Systems  1.1  1.5, 2.1  2.5  Matlab E, Group Work 11  
8  Lecture  Linear Systems: Matrix Exponentials  4.1  4.4  
13  Lecture  Linear Systems: Eigen Methods  5.1  5.5  Quiz 9  
14  Discussion  Linear Systems  4.1  4.4, 5.1  5.5  Group Work 12  
15  Lecture  InClass Exam  Third Exam  
20  Lecture  Linear Planar Systems  7.1  7.4  
27  Lecture  Autonomous Planar Systems: Integral Methods  8.1  8.4  Quiz 10  
28  Discussion  Planar Systems  7.1  7.4, 8.1  8.4  Group Work 13  
29  Lecture  Autonomous Planar Systems: Nonintegral Methods  9.1  9.5  
December  4  Lecture  Application: Population Dynamics  10.1  10.3  Quiz 11 
5  Discussion  Autonomous Planar Systems  9.1  9.5, 10.1  10.3  Matlab F, Group Work 14  
6  Lecture  Application: Population Dynamics  10.4  
12  Final Exam, 1:30pm  3:30pm in rooms posted on website.  Final Exam 