Math 213: Calculus and Introduction to Differential Equations
This course is a sequel to Math 211 for students,
primarily in social sciences and finance,
who need to develop more techniques than are covered in Math 211.
Math 221 is also suitable preparation for Math 213.
Students in Math 213 whose calculus background is not very recent
will need to review and work problems in elementary calculus.
Some class time is assigned for this, but students should be prepared
to put considerable effort into review.
Students in the biological sciences are better served by 231 and/or 232.
For all enrollment questions,
see the Registration Help Desk at 307 Van Vleck on Tues 9/4 through Fri
9/14 (hours: 9/4 and 5, 8:30-3:30; 9/6 and 7, 9:00-3:00; 9/10-14, 10:00-2:00).
Instructor: Sebastien Roch.
Office hours: see Piazza.
To communicate with the instructor, use Piazza.
Time and place: Lectures MoWeFr 9:55AM-10:45AM in VAN VLECK B102.
We will cover Chapters 9-13 from [LGR] as well as parts of Chapters 6, 7, and 8. See Piazza for a more detailed outline.
Midterms: There will be three midterms. They will be held
at the usual location,
VAN VLECK B102,
during lecture time.
The first midterm will be Friday, September 28, 2012.
The second midterm will be Friday, October 26, 2012.
The third midterm will be Monday, November 19, 2012.
Final exam: The final exam is on Friday, December 21, 2012
10:05AM-12:05PM. (Location to be announced.)
- Grading policy: The following is required to complete the course:
Participation in the final exam and participation in at least two midterms.
The final grade is obtained as follows: 20% for quizzes,
20% each for the two best midterms out of three, and 40% for the final.
The two lowest quiz scores will be dropped.
- Grading issues:
If you believe a problem on an assignment or
has been graded incorrectly, you should submit your request for a regrade
to your TA in writing within one week
(and before the final exam).
The final decision regarding all regrades
will be made by the instructor.
Piazza: We will use Piazza, a free discussion board.
You should sign up here
with your WISC email by looking up the class. On Piazza, you can:
Posts can be anonymous if you wish.
You are strongly encouraged to post any questions about course content
or policies here, and to help answer your fellow students' questions.
There are things to be kept in mind while using Piazza.
Here are the rules:
- Ask course-related questions
- Collaborate to form a high-quality Wikipedia-style response
- Have a traditional thread-style discussion
- Customize how Piazza notifies you of new posts (e.g., in real time, in daily digests, etc.)
If you have questions for me or the TAs of a more personal nature, use
a private post. I will also post course announcements there, so it is important
to check it regularly.
- Do not post solutions to the assignments.
- Be civilized; refrain from posting offensive, inappropriate, or irrelevant
content. Remember that the whole class, including the professor and the TAs,
are potentital readers to the discussion board.
Use your common sense to determine what constitutes as acceptable content.
Tutoring: For information on tutoring and other resources,
- [Aug 30]: All announcements, including homework assignments, will be posted on Piazza.
Weekly homework assignments will not be collected.
Instead a quiz will take place
in discussion sections each week (except midterm weeks).
Questions on the quizzes will be taken from the homework
problems assigned for that week.
All assignments will be from [LGR] and will be posted on Piazza.
Last updated: Aug 30, 2012.