AMS 501:
Differential Equations and BVPs I (Ordinary
Differential Equations)

Instructor: Prof. Xiangmin
(Jim) Jiao 
TA: Vladimir Dyedov 
[ Course Description  Course Outline  Course Policy  Homework and Sample Tests  Class Schedule ] 

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From course catalog: Examples of initial and
boundary value problems in which differential equations
arise. Existence and uniqueness of solutions, systems of
linear differential equations, and the fundamental
solution matrix. Power series solutions, SturmLiouville
theory, eigenfunction expansion, Green's functions. Required Textbooks
Supplementary Textbooks


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Homework assignments are due in class typically two weeks after they are assigned. You are allowed to discuss course materials and homework problems in small groups, but limited to discussion of general ideas only. You must write your solutions completely independently. Under no circumstances may you copy solutions from any source, including but not limited to other students solutions, official solutions distributed in past terms, and solutions from courses taught at other universities. Violation of these rules may result in disciplinary actions. Exams The exams (including two tests and the final exam) are closedbook, but you are allowed to bring a onesided, onepage, lettersize cheat sheet, which you must prepare by yourself. Attendance All students are expected to attend all the lectures and exams. Grading


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Sample Tests 

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In the reading lists, E&P means Edwards and Penney, and B&O means Bender and Orszag.


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