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Welcome to Math 20D Lecture B

Instructor Lecture Time (MWF) Location
Adam Bowers B 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm PCYNH 109

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(New!) Complex numbers review:   Math 20B Supplement

Section TA Time (Th) Location Office Hours
B01 Jason Lathrop 2 pm CENTR 217B MW 11:30 - 12:30 pm (MATLAB)
F 11:30-12:30 pm (APM 5712)
B02 3 pm
B03 4 pm
B04 5 pm
B05 Zhehua (Fred) Li 6 pm CENTR 217B Tu 9-10 am (MATLAB)
Th 11 am-12 pm (APM 6444)
B06 7 pm

Click on your TA's name in the table to send an email to your TA.
Note: MATLAB office hours take place in APM B432

Textbook Information

The required textbook for the course is Elementary Differential Equations (10th Edition), by Boyce and DiPrima; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013. (We will cover parts of Chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. See the course calendar for a more specific list of topics.)

  • You must buy a copy of the book that has the WileyPLUS Online Homework code. Otherwise you will have to buy the code separately!
  • If you want ELECTRONIC ACCESS ONLY, you can buy the WileyPLUS code separately. Then you do not need to buy a physical copy of the book. (This is the cheapest option.)
  • If you want a physical copy of the book, the bookstore has the textbook available in hardback or looseleaf (for a 3-ring binder).

Exam Information

All midterm exams will be "in-class" and will last 50 minutes.

  • Midterm Exam 1: Oct 21 (Mon).   Topics: 2.1 - 2.6, 3.1 - 3.4
  • Midterm Exam 2: Nov 18 (Mon).   Topics: 3.5 - 3.6, 7.1 - 7.9

Final Exam: Dec 11 (Wed) 3:00 - 6:00 pm.
Topics: All topics covered in class. For a list of all the course topics, see the Course Calendar.

  • You must bring a Blue Book to the exam. (You might want to bring two.)
  • You must bring your photo ID.
  • You may not use a calculator or other electronic device.
  • You may use one 8.5 x 11 inch page of handwritten notes. (Both sides are okay, but no photocopies are allowed.)
  • You may not use any other notes or books.

Links to old Math 20D exams appear below. The following exams are provided "as is"—exactly as they appeared when administered and without answers. These are NOT practice exams. They may differ in form and content from the exams given this term. Working through these old exams may be helpful, but it is not a substitute for reviewing your notes, homework, and keeping up with the class on a daily basis.

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