# Math 554 Syllabus

Section | 005 |

Schedule | MWF 3:00-3:50pm |

Room | Math 102 |

Term | Spring 2013 |

Instructor | Marek Rychlik, Professor of Mathematics |

Office | MATH 605 |

Phone | 621-6865 |

rychlik@u.arizona.edu | |

Instr. Webpage | http://alamos.math.arizona.edu |

Course Webpage | http://alamos.math.arizona.edu/~rychlik/math554 |

## Office hours

Personnel | Day of the Week | Hour | Room | Comment |
---|---|---|---|---|

Marek Rychlik | M | 11:00-11:50am | MATH 605 | Regular Office Hours in my office |

Marek Rychlik | M | 12:01-12:51pm | MATH 605 | Regular Office Hours in my office |

Marek Rychlik | F | 11:00-11:50am | MATH 220 | Math Upper-Division Tutoring |

## General Information

### Course Description (from the Schedule of Classes):

See catalog.### Text

Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems - 3rd edition, Laurence Perko## Attendance

### General rules

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

Help may be obtained as usual during instructor's posted office hours or by appointment

## Computer and software skills

### General knowledge

This class requires general proficiency in using a computer, varying from beginning to intermediate levels. The software used by the instructor will include- MATLAB
- Maxima
- JOde applet

## Late Homework Policy

No late homework shall be accepted.

## Homework Assignments

Homework will be assigned approximately bi-weekly.

## Summary of In-Class Exams and Assignments

Assignment/Exam Name | Date | Weight |

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 |

Total | 500 |
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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;

Point range | Grade |
---|---|

Above 90% | A |

80-90% | B |

70-80% | C |

60-70% | D |

Below 60% | E |

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.

### Incompletes

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.