MATH 340 Introduction to
Ordinary Differential Equations (Diff.Eq.)@ColoState
Textbook: J.Poking, A.Boggess, and D.Arnold, Differential
Equations, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2nd ed., 2006, ISBN10:
0131437380 Publisher's
link
Supplementary Text: J. Polking, D. Arnold: Ordinary
Differential Equations using Matlab
Suggested Grading: Homework/Projects/Quizzes:
30%; Exam 1: 20%; Exam 2: 20%; Final 30%
Letter Grades: A (10090) B (8980) C
(7970) D (6960) F (<60)
Suggested
Weekly Schedule
Suggested
Homework Assignment by Chapters and Sections (To be updated)
Review
Guide for Exam1/Exam2/Final (To be
updated)
Old
Exams
Alternate
Exam Time Request Form for MATH 340 (To
be updated)
Course Description:
The construction of mathematical models to
address realworld problems has been one of the most important
aspects of each of the branches of science. It is often the case
that these mathematical models are formulated in terms of
equations involving functions as well as their derivatives. Such
equations are called differential equations. If only one
independent variable is involved, often time, the equations are
called ordinary differential equations. The course will
demonstrate the usefulness of ordinary differential equations for
modeling physical and other phenomena. Complementary mathematical
approaches for their solution will be presented, including
analytical methods, graphical analysis and numerical techniques.
The basic content of the course includes
 first order equations
 mathematical models
 linear equations of second order
 the Laplace transform
 linear systems of arbitrary order and
matrices
 nonlinear systems and phase plane analysis
 numerical methods
Prerequisite:
MATH 255 or MATH 261 or MATH CC 255.
You should be familiar with everything on this
sheet.
Other Course Materials
dfield A small
Matlab package for plotting ODEs solutions
dfield and pplane java
versions
Other Useful Materials
Tutoring offered at TiLT
Spring 2017
Course Coordinator: Prof. James Liu
(liu@math.colostate.edu, (970)4913067, Weber 127)
Exam Info
Common Exam 1: ( 7th week) Thu. 03/02/2017,
5:00pm6:50pm
Common Exam 2: (12th week) Thu. 04/13/2017, 5:00pm6:50pm
Common
Final:
Wed. 05/10/2017, 7:30am9:30am
MATH 340 Final Exam
ALL sections have been combined, then ALPHABETICALLY sorted by
student last name


Student Last Name A  Cl 
CLARK A 207 


Student Last Name Co  F 
CLARK A 206 


Student Last Name G  J 
CLARK A 204 


Student Last Name K  L 
WAGAR 231 


Student Last Name M  P 
YATES 104 


Student Last Name Q  S 
CLARK A 203 


Student Last Name T  Z 
CLARK A 205 

CRN

Section

Exam1 Location

Exam2
Location

Final
Location

Class(MTWF)
time,room,instructor)


1




8am, Engrg E203, Camacho 

2




10am, Engrg E203,
Capps


3




11am,
Engrg E203, Jonas


4




12pm,
Engrg E203, Davis 

5




1pm, Engrg E203, MunozAlicea


6




2pm,
Engrg E203, Maglione


7




3pm,
Engrg E203, Pinckney


8




4pm,
Engrg E203, Sharma

Common Office Hours in Calculus Center (Weber Building basement),
starting 2nd week

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

9am





M.Capps

10am






11am

R.MunozAlicea

M.Capps

R.MunozAlicea



12pm


D.Jonas


D.Jonas

C.Pinckney 
1pm

C.Camacho

J.Maglione

C.Camacho

C.Pinckney


2pm

N.Sharma

B.Davis

N.Sharma



3pm

J.Maglione

B.Davis




4pm






Note: Occasionally instructors may
be out of town for academic conferences, please try
different spots for office hours.
Last modified by James Liu on
Thu.2017/05/04