MATH3270A - Ordinary Differential Equations - 2015/16

Course Year: 


  • The first quiz will be on Sept. 30 in your tutorial class
  • The second quiz will be on Oct. 7 in your tutorial class
  • The first midterm will be on Oct. 26 in regular class. It covers everything that I have taught in class from Chapter 2 to 4.
  • The third quiz will be on Nov. 18 in your tutorial class. It covers Chapter 6 on Laplace transform.
  • The last quiz will be a take-home quiz. I will assign homework problems on Nov. 19. The homework problem of this time will be required to hand in on Nov. 25 in tutorial class. Some of the problems of this homework will be graded and the score will be used as the score for your last quiz.
  • The homework this week (Nov. 19) will be due on Nov. 25 in your tutorial.

General Information


  • Yong YU
    • Office: LSB 214
    • Tel: 3943 8900
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Ho Man Tai
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Tel: 3943 7956
    • Email:
  • Yao Xiao
    • Office: AB1 614
    • Tel: 3943 4109
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: M 2:30PM-4:15PM, LT4; We 1:30PM-2:15PM LT4
  • Tutorial: We 12:30PM - 1:15PM

Course Description

This course is about the theoretic study of the ordinary differential equation. It covers Chapters 2-4, Chapter 6-7 and chapter 9 of the book: Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems by William E.Boyce and Richard C. Diprima. The final grade will be evaluated as follows: 4 Quiz (5% for each will be counted in your final grade), 1 midterm (30%) and a final exam (50%). I will assign homework problems on each Thursday for your practice.


  • Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (tenth edition), William E. Boyce and Richard C. Diprima.

Tutorial Notes



Assessment Scheme

4 Quiz 20%
1 Midterm 30%
1 Final Exam 50%

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Last updated: December 03, 2015 16:46:14