18.03 ESG Fall 2017 Class Information

Instructor: Jeremy Orloff

Websites:
This is our main page. You should bookmark it. It will contain all the main documents related to the course. We will use our Stellar page for keeping grades and sending email. There are links on each page to the other.

Texts:
1. 18.03 Class notes:
These are online at class notes. There is a link to them on the main page.
2. 18.03 Supplementary Notes:
These are online: Online supplementary notes and exercises. There is a link to them on the main page
3. Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems by Edwards and Penney, sixth edition (same as regular curriculum). The fifth edition will work as well.
We will leave some copies of the text in our ESG boxes.There is no need to buy a copy since we don't use the book very much.

Homework:
There will be ten problem sets.

Collaboration:
You are encouraged to work with other students and use other resources on the problem sets . However, all written work must be your own. It is a serious violation of academic integrity to copy an answer without attribution.

Exams:
There will be three one-hour exams and a three-hour final exam.

Grading:
Your grade will be based on your combined point total. The problem sets count 250, the hour exams 300 (100 each) and the final 250 points. I will make our grading scale comparable to the mainstream, so the grades will mean the same thing.
In addition, a passing grade on the final exam is required in order to pass the class.

Attendance:
For ESG to work properly you need to come to all the scheduled classes including problem sections. If you are unable or unwilling to do this then you should be in the large mainstream lecture class.

Syllabus/Calendar:
This will be posted on the class website.