Math 5313, Fall 2018

Homework assignments and important dates

Students will be asked to present answers to the questions in this file during class.

Date or date dueAssignment or event
Monday, Aug. 20First day of class
Friday, Aug. 24Last day to add a course
Friday, Aug. 31Last day to drop a course
HW #1Friday, Aug. 31 Chapter 1: 1, 3, 5
Monday, Sep. 3Labor day—no class
HW #2Friday, Sep. 7 Chapter 2: 1, 2, 5
Friday, Sep. 14First midterm exam–good luck! You will be allowed a non-graphing calculator.
HW #3Friday, Sep. 21 Chapter 2: 3, 4, 6
HW #4Friday, Sep. 28 Chapter 2: 7, 8, 9
Friday, Oct. 5Second midterm exam–good luck! You will be allowed a non-graphing calculator.
Oct. 15–16Fall break
HW #5Friday, Oct. 19 Chapter 2: 10, 12, 13
HW #6Friday, Oct. 26 Chapter 2: 14, 15, 16
HW #7Friday, Nov. 2 Chapter 2: 19, 20, 21
HW #8Friday, Nov. 9 Chapter 3: 4, 5, 6
Friday, Nov. 16Third midterm exam–good luck!
Friday, Nov. 16Last day to withdraw from a course
Nov. 21–23Thanksgiving break
HW #9Friday, Nov. 30 Do Problems 1, 2, and 3 in this file.
HW #10Wednesday, Dec. 5 Chapter 5: 1, 2, 3
Wednesday, Dec. 5Last day of class
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:00–5:00Final exam. Good luck! You will be allowed a non-graphing calculator.

Course Information

LectureMon, Wed, Fri, 3:05–3:55 p.m., ENGR 307
InstructorAriel Barton
OfficeSCEN 222
Office hours Mondays 4:05–4:20, Wednesdays 4:05, or by appointment.
No class meetings or office hours will be held on days when the university is closed due to inclement weather.

Prerequisites: MATH 4423, MATH 4513, and graduate standing in mathematics or statistics, or departmental consent.

Text: Partial Differential Equations, Second Edition, by Lawrence Evans

Classwork and homework: Students will be supplied with a list of lecture problems. This list of problems constitutes the notes for this course, and exam problems will be drawn from this list. Written homework assignments will be posted to this website.

Students may choose to either present solutions to lecture problems during class, or to turn in written homework assignments.

Specifically, a student who presents a complete solution at the board during class will be granted 5--20 presentation points (depending on the problem and on originality of their solution). Students may view their remaining presentation points on Blackboard.

If a student does not turn in a written assignment or turns in an assignment with fewer than 3 problems worked, and has remaining presentation points to spend, then 10 presentation points will be deducted per unworked problem and the assignment score will be recorded as though the student had received full credit on the missing problem or problems.

If at least 75% of the students in this class complete the online course evaluations, then a student with an outstanding balance of 45n presentation points at the end of the semester will have their lowest n homework scores raised to full credit. (A student with 1--44 outstanding points will have their lowest homework score increased, but not to full credit.)

Tests: There will be three midterms tests and a final exam. I plan to hold midterm exams during class time on the dates indicated in the calendar above. If a sizeable majority of the students find a listed exam time unsuitable (for example, because they have other exams on that date), I am willing to reschedule the exams; however, you must make this request at least two weeks before either your currently suggested date or your requested replacement date.

The final exam will occur in our regular classroom at the time indicated on the registrar’s website.

If you require accommodations on an exam, notify your instructor as soon as possible, but in all cases at least one week before the exam is to be held. Documentation from the CEA will be required.

Make-up exam requests also require written documentation as to your conflict. Except in the case of medical or other unforeseen emergencies, make-up exam requests must be made at least one week before the exam is to be held. Make-up exams are at the instructor's discretion; if you do not provide a documented reason why you cannot take the exam at the usual time, if your reason is considered inadequate, or if your request for a make-up exam is not made in a timely fashion, I reserve the right to refuse a make-up exam or to assess a late penalty (deduction from your score).

Course grade: Here is how I plan to weigh your grades:

Homework and classwork 20%
Midterm tests 15% each
Final 35%

Incompletes: Only given in extreme circumstances, and only when the student has satisfactorily completed all but a small portion of the work in the course. Students must make prior arrangements with the professor well before the end of the semester.

Academic Integrity: All students will be bound by and should familiarize themselves with the university's academic integrity policy.