MEETING TIMES: Section 1, 8:00 - 8:50 AM and Section 2, 9:00 - 9:50 AM, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


CLASSROOM:  Jacobs B132.


TEXTBOOK: Differential Equations: A Modeling Perspective, Second Edition, by Robert L. Borrelli and Courtney S. Coleman, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2004.


HOW TO REACH ME:  In person at Olin 1261; by telephone at 607-3618 (office) or 625-6656 (home); by e-mail at


OFFICE HOURS:  Monday, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and Tuesday, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (others as arranged).


TUTORS: The HMC Academic Excellence Program provides tutors for core mathematics courses from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the Linde Activities Center Baker Room.



      Understanding differential equations will enhance your future work in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, computer science, and engineering. In this course, our objectives are to build upon your introduction to differential equations in Mathematics 13 and the linear algebra you studied in Mathematics 63, to reinforce and generalize the basic concepts learned there, and to give you both a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding applications of systems of differential equations. 


GRADING: The homework is worth 30% of your overall grade. The two tests are each worth 35% of your overall grade

             Homework: Turn in at beginning of class on due date. Weekly homework assignments will be posted each week by Friday at around 3 PM and will be due in class the following Wednesday. Please staple your homework and write your name, course and section number, homework assignment number, and due date on it. For example:

Suzie Q. Sophomore

                        Math. 64, Section 2

            Homework 1

                        Wednesday, March 22, 2006

More complete information on homework format can be found by looking at the Math Department Standard.

The graders for this course are Eugene Quan, Wyatt Toolson, Tia Sondjaja, and Gena Urowsky.


            1st Test: In class on Monday, April 7 in class.

            2nd Test: To be determined, at end of semester.


HONOR CODE: All tests are strictly individual; no cooperation is allowed. However, working together on understanding the reading and solving the assigned homework problems is strongly encouraged. Comprehension is the goal! Consequently, every student must write up his/her own homework solutions separately. Note that many odd-numbered problems in the text have solutions, or at least answers, given in the back of the book.  Verbatim copying of the solutions, either from another person or from a book, will be considered an honor code violation.