University of Kentucky
MA 214 - Calculus IV
Section 2, Spring 2016
MWF 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., CB 349
Dr. Chi-Sing Man
Office: 757 Patterson Office Tower
Office Hours: MW 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.; F 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Cyrus Hettle
Office: 802 Patterson Office Tower
W.E. Boyce and R.C. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations, 10th edition, Wiley, 2012.
There are six weekly help sessions in the Mathskeller staffed by teaching assistants:
Mondays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (T. Pllaha)
Tuesdays, noon - 2:00 p.m. (T. Pllaha)
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (J. Liu)
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon (C. Hettle)
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (J. Liu)
Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (C. Hettle)
These are available to students in all sections of MA 214. You are
strongly encouraged to attend one or more of these sessions every week.
In this course, we study theory and solution
methods for ordinary differential equations (ODEs). After a brief introduction
we will cover most of Chapter 2 (First-order differential
equations), Chapter 3 (Second-order linear equations), Chapter 6 (The
Laplace Transform), and several sections in Chapter 5 (Series
solutions). For more details,
please refer to the Class Schedule, which is subject to change as the semester progresses.
MA 213 or equivalent.
You are responsible for all lecture material
and announcements made in class. Attendance will not be recorded,
Policy on In-Class Use of Laptop, Tablet, or Smart-Phone
Using the laptop, tablet, or smart-phone in
class for internet surfing, etc., is highly distractive to fellow
students and to the instructor. No student may use the laptop, tablet, or smart-phone in class unless he/she has secured special permission from the instructor.
Homework assignments and solutions to the homework problems will be posted on this page as scheduled. Homework will not be collected.
The Class Schedule after Spring Break has been revised. Please check
the updated Class Schedule to note the changes made.
There are many software options available for
solving ODEs. Some packages (e.g., Maple and Mathematica) are able to
give exact solutions to many classes of problems symbolically, while
others (e.g., Matlab, and many graphing calculators) are able to display
approximate numerical solutions graphically or in table form. As you do
your homework during the course of the semester, you are encouraged to
explore these software options and use them to check your
pencil-and-paper answers. However, no electronic aids (computers and calculators) will be allowed in quizzes and examinations.
Policy on Makeups
Individuals who miss a quiz or an examination
will be given a zero unless they have an official excuse. Make-up quizzes or examinations will be permitted only for "excused absences".
Senate Rule 18.104.22.168 defines what follows as
acceptable reasons for excused absences: (a) serious illness, (b)
illness or death of family member, (c) University-related trips, (d)
major religious holidays, and (e) other circumstances found to fit
"reasonable cause for
nonattendance" by the professor.
Students may be asked to verify their absences in order for them to be
considered excused. Senate Rule 22.214.171.124 states that faculty have the
right to request "appropriate verification" when students claim an
excused absence because of illness or death in the family. Appropriate
notification of absences due to University-related trips is required
prior to the absence.
Quizzes and Exams
A total of 10 quizzes will be given as scheduled.
Each quiz, which accounts for 10 points of the final numerical grade,
will be set on topics covered by the homework assignment with the same
number (e.g., Quiz 1 will be set on topics covered by HW1).
There will be two in-class exams and a final exam.
The Final Exam of two hour duration is scheduled to take place on May 4 (Wednesday), 2016, at 8:00 a.m. in CB 349. The Final will be comprehensive.
However, at least half of the problems will be devoted to the Laplace transform and power-series solutions (i.e., topics not covered by Exam 1 and Exam 2). Calculators are not allowed, and
cell phones must be turned off and put away out of sight during the examination.
To prepare for the Final, besides reviewing the text, the homework assignments and the quizzes, it will be beneficial to work on the review problems given below.
Exams and Grades
The course grade will be computed from a score
of up to 500 points earned from exams and quizzes as follows:
| Two Midterm Exams (100 points each) ||200 points |
| Final Exam ||200 points |
| Quizzes || 100 points |
| Total || 500 points |
The scheme for assigning the course grade is given in the following table:
| 425 - 500 points ||A |
| 360 - 424 points ||B |
| 300 - 359 points ||C |
| 250 - 299 points ||D |
| Less than 250 points ||E |
Midterm grades will be posted in myUK by the deadline established in the
Academic Calendar (http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/AcademicCalendar.htm)
Per university policy, students shall not plagiarize, cheat, or falsify
or misuse academic records. Students are expected to adhere to
University policy on cheating
and plagiarism in all courses. The minimum penalty for a first offense
is a zero on the
quiz or exam on which the offense occurred. If the offense is considered
severe or the student has other academic offenses on their record, more
serious penalties, up to
suspension from the university may be imposed.
Plagiarism and cheating are serious breaches of academic conduct. Each
student is advised to become familiar with the various forms of academic
dishonesty as explained in the Code of Student Rights and
Responsibilities. Complete information can be found at the following
website: http://www.uky.edu/Ombud. A plea of ignorance is not acceptable
as a defense against the charge of academic dishonesty.
Accommodations due to disability
If you have a documented disability that requires academic
accommodations, please see the instructor as soon as possible during
scheduled office hours. In order to receive accommodations in this
course, you must provide the instructor with a Letter of Accommodation
from the Disability Resource Center (725 Rose Street, Multidisciplinary
Resource Center, Suite 407; phone: 257-2754)
for coordination of campus
disability services available to students with disabilities.