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

Class Information

Time: 03:00pm–03:55pm
Days:: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Place: 0115 Ramseyer 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: Monday 4:10pm-5:10pm, Wednesday 1:30pm-2:30pm, 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

  • Homeworks 20%, Final 30%, Midterms 50% (25% each)
  • Expect one weekly homework assignment. No late homework will be accepted, but the two lowest homework scores will be dropped when finding the homework mean for the term.
  • Homeworks must be turned in at the beginning of the class.
  • Midterms: Midterm 1: Friday February 7; Midterm 2: Friday March 28
  • Final exam date: Friday April 25, 4:00pm-5:45pm
  • Homework Assignments

  • Homework 1 (due on January 17): Chapter 1.1, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 15. Chapter 1.2, Exercises: 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 37, 44, 47.
  • Homework 2 (due on January 24): Chapter 1.3, Exercises: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 19, 22, 23, 24. Chapter 1.5, Exercises: 2, 3, 4, 27, 28, 53, 55, 58, 59, 60, 65.
  • Homework 3 (due on February 7): Here you can find some exercises to prepare for Midterm 1.
  • Homework 4 (due on January 31): Chapter 1.5, Exercises: 32, 35, 38, 42, 45, 48, 52, 68. Chapter 1.6, Exercises: 4, 16, 26, 30. Chapter 1.7, Exercises: 3, 4, 6, 20, 21, 28, 30, 48, 54.
  • Homework 5 (due on February 10): Chapter 4.1, Exercises: 1, 4, 6, 8. Chapter 4.2, Exercises: 14, 15, 16, 20.
  • Homework 6 (due on February 14): Chapter 4.2, Exercises: 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Chapter 4.4, Exercises: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.
  • Homework 7 (due on February 21): Chapter 4.5, Exercises: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 22, 28. Chapter 4.6, Exercises:2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16.
  • Homework 8 (due on February 28): Chapter 4.6, Exercises: 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28. Chapter 4.7, Exercises: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 16, 20, 26.
  • From now on the exercises will be taken from the book: Elementary Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations.

  • Homework 9 (due on March 7): Chapter 7.5, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16. (in problems 1 to 6: you do not need to draw a direction field, you need to plot a few trajectories of the system).
  • Homework 10 (due on March 21): Chapter 7.6, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16. (in problems 1 to 6: you do not need to draw a direction field, you need to plot a few trajectories of the system).
  • Homework 11 (due on March 28): Here you can find some exercises to prepare for Midterm 2.
  • Homework 12 (due on April 4): Chapter 7.8, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. (in all problems: you do not need to draw a direction field, you need to plot the trajectories of two fundamental solutions of the system).
  • Homework 13 (due on April 14): Chapter 10.1, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Chapter 10.2, Exercises: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18.
  • Homework 14 (due on April 21): Click Here
  • Homework 15 (due on April 21): Click Here
  • Other Announcements

  • Office hours change on Friday January 31: 4:10pm-5:10pm (only o January 31).
  • Midterm 1 Practice Test: Here you can find a practice test to prepare for Midterm 1.
  • Office hours cancelled on Friday March 21.
  • Midterm 2 Practice Test: Here you can find a practice test to prepare for Midterm 2.
  • Final review: Date: April 22; Time: 2:15pm-3:45pm; Room: JR 300
  • Office Hours (in addition to the usual office hours): April 17, 2:00pm-3:30pm; April 23, 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm.
  • 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.