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Course : Differential Equations

Course Number
Section Number
Summer I 2023
Bolin Hall, 101
Dr. Jeff Hood
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Friday, July 07, 2023 8:00 am - 10:00 am

 This course will cover an introduction to the theory and applications of ordinary differential equations, solution techniques for linear and separable equations, systems of differential equations, and an introduction to phase-plane analysis and non-linear problems.

Text: A First Course in Differential Equations, 11th Edition, by Zill

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Homework:     35%   
Exams:           40%   
Final Exam:    25%

Scale: 90-100%  A, 80-89%  B, 70-79%  C, 60-69%  D, 0-59%  F

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