MATH3270A - Ordinary Differential Equations - 2020/21

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Course Year: 
2020/21
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1

Announcement

  • Our midterm is scheduled on Oct. 15 online.
  • Our midterm is scheduled on Oct. 15 online at the regular lecture time (12:30-1:15). Midterm cover topics from the lecture 1 to lecture 7 (NO physics background is required for the exam). Please join the zoom class 5-10 mins before the lecture time to adjust your camera. Your upper body including shoulder, arm and two hands should be shown in the screen; During the exam, no book and notes are allowed to use; After the exam, you have 10 mins to prepare submission. Please submit all your solution via blackboard. Your camera should still be in function during all your submission process.
  • FINAL EXAM IS SWITCHED ONLINE DUE TO THE BREAKOUT OF THE PANDEMIC AND SOME CASES CONFIRMED ON CAMPUS.

General Information

Lecturer

  • Yong Yu
    • Office: LSB214
    • Tel: 39438900
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Assistant

  • Sicheng Liu
    • Office: AB1 614
    • Tel: 39434109
    • Email:
  • Xueling Dong
    • Office: AB1 614
    • Tel: 39434109
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: We 4:30PM - 6:15PM; Th 12:30PM - 1:15PM
  • Tutorial: Th 1:30PM - 2:15PM

Course Description

Ordinary differential equations arise from quantitative description of natural and social phenomena. Topics are: method of explicit solution, linear equations and systems, series solutions, Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems, dynamical systems and stability, applications to mechanics, electrical networks and population of species. Our first lecture will be on Sept. 9 and the last lecture will be on Dec. 3. All courses will be conducted online via zoom. There will be no tutorial on the first week of this term.


Textbooks

  • Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (10th Edition by William E. Boyce and Richard C. Diprima)

References

  • Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney, Glenn R. Hall, Differential Equations (Preliminary Edition),PWS Publishing, Boston, 1996.
  • C.H. Edwards, Jr., David E. Penney, Elementary Dfifferential Equations with Applications (Third Edition), Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1996.
  • R. Kent Nagle and Edward B. Saff, Fundamentals of Differential Equations (Third Edition), Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1993.

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Assessment Scheme

Homework 10%
Midterm 40%
Final Exam 50%

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http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/

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