Math 554 Syllabus
|Instructor||Marek Rychlik, Professor of Mathematics|
|Personnel||Day of the Week||Hour||Room||Comment|
|Marek Rychlik||M||2:00-2:50am||MATH 605||Regular Office Hours in my office|
|Marek Rychlik||W||2:00-3:00pm||MATH 605||Regular Office Hours in my office|
|Marek Rychlik||F||2:00-3:00pm||MATH 605||Regular Office Hours in my office|
Course Description (from the Schedule of Classes):See catalog.
TextOrdinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems - 3rd edition, Laurence Perko
Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University policies can be found at http://policy.arizona.edu/academic Students who miss the first two classes will be administratively dropped unless they have made other arrangements.
Help may be obtained as usual during instructor's posted office hours or by appointment
Computer and software skills
General knowledgeThis class requires general proficiency in using a computer, varying from beginning to intermediate levels. The software used by the instructor will include
- JOde applet
Late Homework Policy
No late homework shall be accepted.
Homework will be assigned approximately bi-weekly.
Summary of In-Class Exams and Assignments
|Midterm 1||Monday, September 10, 2060||100 pts|
|Midterm 2||Monday, October 8, 2060||100 pts|
|Midterm 3||Monday, November 19, 2060||100 pts|
|Final||12/13/2060, 8:00 am - 10:00 am||200 pts|
The University’s Exam regulations for final exam week will be strictly followed. The regulations can be found at http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/schedule094/exams/examrules.htm .
The Final Grade
The final grade will be strictly based on the total points for all assignments and exams. The cut-offs for grades shall be as follows;
The instructor may lower the grade cut-offs at his discretion. The cut-offs shall not be increased.
Missed exams and quizzes
Students are expected to be present for all exams. If a verifiable emergency arises which prevents you from taking an in-class exam at the regularly scheduled time, you must notify your instructor as soon as possible, and in any case, prior to the next regularly scheduled class. Make-up exams and quizzes will be administered only at the discretion of the instructor and only under extreme circumstances. If a student is allowed to make up a missed exam, (s)he must take it at a mutually arranged time. No further opportunities will be extended. Failure to contact your instructor as stated above or inability to produce sufficient evidence of a real emergency will result in a grade of zero on the exam. Other remedies, such as adjusting credit for other exams, may be considered.
Additional Course Policies
Students with disabilities
If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with your instructor to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability-related accommodations are necessary, it is very important that you be registered with Disability Resources (621-3268; drc.arizona.edu). You should notify your instructor of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations by TBA. You and your instructor can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.
The grade of I will be awarded if all of the following conditions are met:
- The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.
- The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.
- The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.
- The student asks for the incomplete before grades are due, 48 hours after the final exam.
Changes to Course Content and Policies
The instructor may change some aspects of the syllabus and course policy with a reasonable notice, as admissible by the University of Arizona policy.