Fall 2016, Section 1, Dr. Alan Genz

Class Information

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
Office: Neill 232; office hours: 3-4 MWF, or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant
Name: Maximillian Hart; Email: maximillian.hart AT; 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.
For more details see: .
Current Text
Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, Second Edition,
by J. Polking, A. Boggess and D. Arnold, Pearson, 2006.
Text Coverage
Chapters 1-6, 8-9, 11. For details, see the course Schedule.
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.
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 "Info" link).
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.

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.

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