MATH 2174: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations for Engineers - Autumn 2014

Class Information

Time: 10:20 am – 11:15 am
Days:: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Place: 0235 Stillman Hall
Textbooks: Part I: Title: Introduction to Linear Algebra. Edition: 5th. Author: Johnson, Riess & Arnold. Publisher: Pearson. ISBN: 9780321628217.
Part II: Title: Elementary Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations. Edition: OSU Custom. Author: Boyce. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 9781119934462.
Material covered: Matrix theory, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, ordinary and partial differential equations.
Prerequisites: 2173, and enrollment in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry major; or permission of Math department. Not open to students with credit for both 2415 (415.xx) and 2568 (568 or 571), or with credit for 5520H (520H and 521H).
Syllabus: Here

Contact Information

Instructor: Davide Fusi
Office: MW 530
Office hours: Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm, Thursday 1:40pm-2:40pm, Friday 11:30am-12:30pm or by appointment
Phone: 614-292-5912
Email: fusi.1(AT)math(DOT)osu(DOT)edu or fusi.1(AT)osu(DOT)edu

Homework, exams and withdrawal policies

  • Final 30%, Midterms 40% (20% each), Homework 20%, Project 10%
  • Expect one weekly homework assignment. No late homework will be accepted, but only your best ten scores will be considered when finding the homework mean for the term.
  • Homeworks must be turned in at the beginning of the class.
  • Midterms: Midterm 1: Friday October 3; Midterm 2: Monday November 10
  • Project: due on November 3.
  • Final exam date: Thursday December 11, 10:00am-11:45am
  • Homework Assignments

  • Homework 1 (due on September 3): Here
  • Homework 2 (due on September 10): Chapter 1.1, Exercises: 1, 3, 4, 5, 15, 24, 25, 28. Chapter 1.2, Exercises: 1, 16, 17, 22, 23, 28, 29, 36, 37, 52. (Linear Algebra book)
  • Homework 3 (due on September 17): Chapter 1.3, Exercises: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 23, 26. Chapter 1.5, Exercises: 1, 5, 9, 14, 31, 40, 44, 47, 58, 63. Chapter 1.6, Exercises: 3, 6, 26, 30, 43, 60. (Linear Algebra book)
  • Homework 4 (due on September 24): Chapter 1.7, Exercises: 5, 6, 8, 10, 28, 29, 35, 36, 46. Chapter 1.9, Exercises: 3, 7, 9, 15, 17, 22, 25. Chapter 3.2, Exercises: 1, 3, 5, 8, 18, 19. (Linear Algebra book)
  • Homework 5 (due on October 1): Chapter 3.1, Exercises: 19, 20. Chapter 3.2, Exercises: 2, 4, 9, 10, 13, 15, 29. Chapter 3.3, Exercises: 2, 5, 12, 14, 22, 23. Chapter 3.4, Exercises: 1, 2, 10, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, Chapter 3.5, Exercises: 15, 16, 28, 29. (Linear Algebra book)
  • Homework 6 (due on October 15---> DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 17): Chapter 4.2, Exercises: 1, 5, 8, 10, 16, 17, 24, 28, 29. Chapter 4.4, Exercises: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11. Chapter 4.5, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 21, 22, 28. (Linear Algebra book)
  • Homework 7 (due on October 22): Chapter 4.6, Exercises: 1, 4, 6, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26. (Linear Algebra book). Chapter 7.5, Exercises: 1, 2, 4, 5, 15, 16. Chapter 7.6, Exercises: 1, 4, 5, 9.(Differential Equations book)
  • Homework 8 (due on October 29): Chapter 4.7, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25. (Linear Algebra book). Chapter 7.8, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. (Differential Equations book)
  • Homework 9 (due on November 7): : Here
  • Homework 10 (due on November 14): Chapter 7.6, Exercises: 13, 15, 17, 18. Chapter 10.1, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. (Differential Equations book)
  • Homework 11 (due on November 21): Chapter 10.2, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 28. (Differential Equations book)
  • Homework 12 (due on December 3): Chapter 10.3, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Chapter 10.4, Exercises: 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 31, 33, 35. Chapter 10.5, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, (optional #18, you should read it at least). (Differential Equations book)
  • Homework 13 (due on December 8): Chapter 10.3, Exercises: 17. Chapter 10.4, Exercises: 37. Chapter 10.7, Exercises: 1 (only part a), 2 (only part a), 3 (only part a), 4 (only part a), 5 (only part a), 6 (only part a), 7 (only part a), 8 (only part a), 9, 13. (Differential Equations book)

    Other Announcements

  • Office Hours Change: Tuesday office hours has been moved to Thursday (same time)
  • Midterm 1 Exercises: Here you can find many of exercises to prepare for Midterm 1.
  • Midterm 1 Practice Test: Here you can find a practice test to prepare for Midterm 1.
  • Students with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs.

    The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue; telephone (614) 292-3307 and VRS (614) 429-1334.