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
Instr. Webpage
Course Webpage

Office hours

Semester: Spring, 2018
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

General Information

Course Description (from the Schedule of Classes):

See catalog.


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


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 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 knowledge

This class requires general proficiency in using a computer, varying from beginning to intermediate levels. The software used by the instructor will include Some assignments will involve the use of software.

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
The final exam is scheduled according to the Schedule of Classes.

The University’s Exam regulations for final exam week will be strictly followed. The regulations can be found at .

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; 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:

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.