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TR 11:40-1:20
SH C171


Gary Brookfield
Office: Simpson Tower 210
Office Hours: TR 1:30-2:30 or by appointment.
Phone: (323) 343-2164

Prerequisites: Math 209.

Textbook: Subramanian and Hendrata, Lecture Notes on Ordinary Differential Equations, 3rd ed. You can buy a paper version of the book from the bookstore or from The price from is $13.99 plus shipping.

Topical outline: Ordinary differential equations with concentration on methods of finding solutions; applications in science and engineering.

Student learning outcomes: Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

Homework/Quizzes: I will assign homework regularly, but it will not be collected or graded. Instead, most Tuesdays, there will be a 15 minute quiz on the homework from the previous week. Homework and homework solutions will be posted on the web, liked to this page.

Course Material:

Exams: As well as the quizzes, there will be a midterm exam and a final exam:

Grades: Your final grade will be determined from the quizzes and final exam with the following weights:
Quizzes: 25%
Midterm: 25%
Final exam: 50%

ADA statement: Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.

Academic honesty statement: Students are expected to do their own work. Copying the work of others, cheating on exams, and similar violations will be reported to the University Discipline Officer, who has the authority to take disciplinary actions against students who violate the standards of academic honesty.

Student responsibilities: Students are responsible for being aware of all announcements that are made in class, such as changes in exam dates, due dates of homework and papers, and cancellation of class due to instructor's absence. Students are responsible for announcements made on days that they are absent. Students must check their CSULA email account regularly for information from the instructor and the Department. Failure to do so may result in missed deadlines or other consequences that might adversely affect students. Note that you can forward this email account to any other account of your choosing.