INFORMATION for MATH 315
Fall 2016, Section 1, Dr. Alan Genz
- Time and Place
- Date: 15 weeks, August 22 - December 13, 2016
- Time: 10:10-11:00 MWF; Place: Wegner G1
- Name: Alan Genz;
Email: alangenz AT wsu.edu
- Office: Neill 232; office hours: 3-4 MWF, or by appointment.
- Teaching Assistant
- Name: Maximillian Hart;
maximillian.hart AT wsu.edu;
Office hours in MLC(CLEV 130), Th 10-2, Su 4-9.
- Tutoring and Computer Help
- Successful students make use of available resources, so do not struggle
when FREE tutoring is available.
- Mathematics Learning Center (MLC), Cleveland 130,
Sun 4-9, M-Th 10-9, F 10-5;
- Thompson Computer Lab, Thompson 1, Sun 4-9, M-Th 5-9.
- For more details see:
- Current Text
- Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems,
by J. Polking, A. Boggess and D. Arnold,
- Text Coverage
- Chapters 1-6, 8-9, 11. For details, see the course
Homework will be assigned every day and will usually be due on
Mondays (see Schedule for details).
Late work is NOT accepted.
Make sure that you start working on the homework as soon as possible.
If you have difficulties, you should contact the instructor, teaching
assistant and MLC tutor. In order to get credit for the assigned homework
problems, detailed solutions, showing intermediate steps, must be provided by
you. All class work that you submit for grading
should have been completed by you. Reduced credit will be given if
there is strong evidence that you copied another student's work.
- The course grades will be based on weekly assignments 20%,
three midterm examinations 60%, and a comprehensive final examination 20%.
The lowest midterm score will be dropped and final exam weighted 40%
if that improves the overall average.
The lowest homework assignment score will be dropped.
Note the following examinations information.
Cheating on exams will not be tolerated; evidence of cheating
will result in a "0" for that exam.
- These exams are closed-book exams. Calculators are not allowed.
- Midterm Examination 1 - Wednesday, Sept 14, 6PM FNA 5062.
- Midterm Examination 2 - Wednesday, October 19, 6PM FNA 5062.
- Midterm Examination 3 - Wednesday, November 16, 6PM FNA 5062.
- Comprehensive Final Examination - Tuesday, December 13 7-9PM WEGN G50.
The approximate grading scale for Math 315 will be
(0-59)F, (60-65)D, (66-68)D+,
(69-71)C-, (72-75)C, (76-78)C+,
(79-81)B-, (82-85)B, (86-88)B+, (89-91)A-, (92-100)A.
An average score in one of the intervals will result in a grade
at least as high as the associated grade, but final grades
may be determined by curving with lower breakpoints.
You can check your current scores and estimated grade via the Math Department
MyMath Math Portal,
linked from the main class website (after login, use "Goto" to follow the
Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented
disability. If you might need a disability accommodation to
fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center
(Washington Bldg, Room 217, 335-3417). All accommodations MUST be
Access Center approved.
WSU Safety Measures:
WSU is committed to maintaining a safe
environment for its faculty, staff, and students.
Please visit http://safetyplan.wsu.edu and
to access the Campus Safety Plan and emergency information.
Other information about emergencies can be found at the WSU Alert Site
There is a Website for the course materials. All students in the
class are encouraged to use the course information available at