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COURSE SYLLABUS

2018-2019

MA303
Differential Equations & Partial Differential
Equations

Spring 2019
MA261 Syllabus

Table of Contents
1 General Course Information .................................................................................................... 3
2 Course Description ................................................................................................................. 4
3 Course Objectives ................................................................................................................... 4
4 Learning Outcomes ................................................................................................................ 4
5 Course Evaluation................................................................................................................... 5
5.1 Overall Course Grading Scale ......................................................................................... 6
6 Turnit-in ................................................................................................................................. 6
7 Use of textbook and readings of the course .......................................................................... 7
8 APA Style ................................................................................................................................ 7
9 Lab Reports ............................................................................................................................. 7
10 Attendance Policy............................................................................................................... 7
11 Makeup of missing assessment ........................................................................................... 8
12 Academic Honesty and Integrity Assurance ..................................................................... 8
13 Copyrights ........................................................................................................................... 9
14 Disruption of the Learning Process and Use of Cell Phones and Smart Devices ............ 9
15 The need to study! ............................................................................................................ 10
16 Teaching Methodology ..................................................................................................... 10
17 The Project and team based work .................................................................................... 10
18 Activities, in class assignments, Cases, and participation ............................................... 11
19 Exams and Quizzes ........................................................................................................... 11
20 Surveys:.............................................................................................................................. 11
21 Specific Notes .................................................................................................................... 11
22 Course Weekly Calendar .................................................................................................... 13
American University of the Middle East (AUM)

COURSE SYLLABUS

1 General Course Information


Title and Code of the course: Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations (MA 303)

Meeting Times:

Section Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


M1 08:00 – 09:20 08:00 – 09:20
F1 13:30-14:50 13:30-14:50

Instructor’s name and title: Prof. Unal Ufuktepe

Office Hours: By appointment or on the following:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu


14:00- 13:00- 15:30- 15:30-
17:00 16:00 16:30 16:30

Number of credits: 3 credits Prerequisites: MAT 250


Contact Hours: 3 hrs Lecture
Office number: 93, Department of Mathematics, 1st Floor, Engineering Building.
Email: unal.ufuktepe@aum.edu.kw
Office Phone Number: +965 2225 1400 Ext.: 1772

Textbook/material required: Elementary Differential Equation and Boundary value Problems. By


William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Douglas B. Meade, Global Edition
2 Course Description

This is a methods course for juniors in any branch of engineering and science, designed to follow
MA 262. Basic techniques for solving systems of linear ordinary differential equations. Series
solutions for second order equations, including Bessel functions, Laplace transform, Fourier series,
numerical methods, separation of variables for partial differential equations and Sturm-Liouville
theory.

3 Course Objectives

This course aims to help students:


 Introduce the students to the concepts of partial differential equations needed in many
areas of science and engineering.
 Provide to students the necessary skills of applying different techniques to solve systems
of differential equations.
 Prepare students for more advanced engineering courses that require the knowledge of
differential equations.

4 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course student,


 Use power series to solve differential equations and systems. (a, e)
 Solve differential equations using Laplace transform methods (a, e)
 Apply the theory of Fourier series to solve partial differential equations. (a, e)
 Use standard numerical methods to solve differential equations. (a, e)
 Model physical problems using partial differential equations (a,e)

* a: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles.


* e: An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
5 Course Evaluation

Assessment type Number of assessment weight

Attendance 5%
Midterm Exam 1 20%

Problem Based 3 30%


Learning (PBL)**

Pop-up quiz* 5 20%

Homework 1 5%

Final Exam 1 20%


Total 100%

* Popup quizzes are individual and will not be announced in advance. Quiz duration will be around 10 minutes.

some of the quizzes will be open notebooks

** PBL’s will be open text book, topics will not be announced in advance. Each group is formed by 2-3 students, it will take about 50
minutes of the lecture time.

Notes about written assignments:

 All assignments, activities, reports, are due as hardcopies in class unless otherwise
advised.
 Softcopies are required to be uploaded into Turnit-in. No assignment will be accepted if
not uploaded to Turnit-in.
5.1 Overall Course Grading Scale

Grading System

Grade Quality Points Description


A 4.00 Represents work of excellent quality. It is strong
A- 3.67 evidence of original thinking, good organization,
capacity to analyze and synthesize, superior grasp of
subject matter with sound critical evaluations and
evidence of extensive knowledge base
B+ 3.33 Represents work of good quality. It is evidence of
B 3.00 grasp of subject matter, some evidence of critical
capacity and analytic ability, reasonable
B- 2.67
understanding of relevant issues and evidence of
familiarity with literature
C+ 2.33 Represents satisfactory achievement. It is evidence of
C 2.00 profiting from the university experience,
understanding of the subject matter and ability to
C- 1.67
develop solutions to simple problems in the material.
D+ 1.33 Represents the minimum passing grade and poor
D 1.00 performance. Represents some evidence of familiarity
with the subject matter and that limited critical and
analytic skills have been developed.
F 0.00 Represents unsatisfactory performance (failure); the
course must be repeated satisfactorily to establish
credit. Represents lack of evidence of understanding
of subject matter, weakness in critical and analytic
skills and limited or irrelevant use of literature.

6 Turnit-in
Turnit-in is a web-based solution that lets AUM faculty and AUM students check written work
for improper citation or misappropriated content. You may be assigned a username and a
password to be able to upload your assignments online, when and if requested. If you face any
technical problem, please contact IT at AUM.

7 Use of textbook and readings of the course


It is the responsibility of the student to refer to the textbook and readings of the course. The course
is extensively depending on the use of the textbook assigned for this course. The use of the
textbook is mandatory.

8 APA Style
AUM adopts the APA writing style for all its academic programs. AUM students need to use this
style for their assignments. The following web site is of value for students:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

9 Lab Reports
Laboratory experience is an indispensable part of the educational process and a key factor in
preparing students for real practical life. It is expected of students to follow and abide with lab
procedures and guidelines. Lab report format must be strictly followed by the student.

10 Attendance Policy
Our educational philosophy is based on two criteria; developing a professional graduate who
understands and respects discipline and a graduate who masters the course material given in
class. On that we believe, missing more than maximum allowed sessions of the course total
sessions means the student could not cover completely the curriculum and missed the needed
amount of information related to succeed the course and student is declared “Dismissed”
accordingly.
Regular quality attendance is a clear indication of the student’s commitment, dedication, and
respect of the course and the class.
Students must attend regularly every class they register for. In case of absence, student is
responsible for making up missing class work. Much of the learning will take place in class, so it is
important that you be there. The skills which are central to the course are best developed through
practice. Most of the classes follow a discussion rather than a lecture format. Each student is
expected to participate and may be called upon at any time to provide an analysis of the topic or
case for discussion, or a critique of others' comments. Also, missing a class may well mean missing
a pop quiz or an assessment. Your active participation in class discussions will contribute to
making the class sessions enjoyable and enhance your learning. In the context of class discussions,
you have the opportunity to develop your analytical, listening, and communication skills.

Please check the attendance policy of AUM in the Student Handbook and AUM Attendance
Policy document.

11 Makeup of missing assessment


AUM policy is applied for any missing assessment, assignment, or activity of any type and weight,
the makeup (if approved) will be administered as per the policy.
Missing Assessments, assignments or activities may be scheduled on different days and time than
the regular class meeting times, including on Saturdays.
For more details, please check the makeup policy as mentioned in the attendance policy
document.
Note that there will be No Makeup for homework assignment.

12 Academic Honesty and Integrity Assurance


One of the signs that the course material has been properly understood is honesty when
accomplishing the assignments. Lack of academic integrity (e.g. plagiarism, copying another
person’s work, the use of unauthorized aids on examinations, cheating, facilitating acts of
academic dishonesty by others) will not be tolerated. Therefore, if students include ideas,
sentences, or other material that are not theirs in their work, they must properly quote the
source(s). Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if they have any questions on
the issues of academic integrity or technical formatting of the references.
Upon suspicion and doubt of the authenticity of the work submitted, the Instructor has the right
to ask the student to verify her/his work. This can be done through, but not limited to, repeating
the work, oral examination or discussion, alternative or similar on spot class assignment, pop
quiz, or any other action deemed necessary. If the student fails to prove the authenticity of the
work, then the Instructor will apply the academic misconduct rules as mentioned in the AUM
Student Handbook which may include awarding the work a zero grade.
Students are expected and encouraged to be honest and to maintain the highest standards of
academic integrity in their academic work and assignments at the University. Any act of Academic
Dishonesty may result in severe consequences for violations range from zero grades given for the
assignments, failing the course, and suspension from the University. Students will refrain from
any academic dishonesty or misconduct including, but not limited to:
 Plagiarism: the presentation of someone else’s ideas, words, or artistic, scientific, or
technical work as one’s own creation. Also, paraphrasing, summarizing, like direct
quotation, is considered as plagiarism, if the original source is not properly cited.
 Cheating: is an act of lying, deception, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating
characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one’s own
interest, and often at the expense of others. The person who is sending or receiving
assistance is considered cheating.
 Assisting in cheating
 Substituting for another student in the taking of an examination
 Substituting examination booklets/papers
 Submitting the same work for more than one course
 Submitting papers and other work written by others
 Receiving or providing unauthorized help or assistance in any academic work or
assignment
 Intentional violation of program and degree requirements and regulations as established
by the University
 Dishonest reporting of computational, statistical, experimental, and research results, or
the like
 Using any format of smart or electronic devices as a tool of cheating

For a detailed description of academic misconduct please refer to the undergraduate AUM
Student Handbook.

13 Copyrights
Students are expected to adhere to copyright practices, refer to the undergraduate AUM Student
Handbook.

14 Disruption of the Learning Process and Use of Cell Phones and Smart Devices
Cell phones are to be either turned off or put on silent and placed out of sight throughout the class
session. Using any format of smart or electronic devices is considered a violation and AUM
disciplinary measures will be applied as in the Student Handbook which may result in the
dismissal of the student.
The Procedure for dealing with cell phones and smart devices:
1. At the beginning of the class, all mobiles to be switched off.
2. If the student is expecting any emergency phone call, she/he needs to inform Student
Affairs about her/his case to take special permission which is to be communicated to
the Dean of the College.
3. If the student is spotted to use the mobile in any format, he will be given one and
only one warning.
4. If the student repeats the usage of the mobile, he will be reported immediately to
Student Affairs and the disciplinary measures in the handbook will be applied which
may well mean dismissal from the course.
5. AUM non-academic misconduct policy will be strictly applied.

Refer to the Disruption of the Learning Process guidelines which will be strictly applied as in
the AUM Student Handbook

15 The need to study!


AUM students need to be well prepared for the rigorous curriculum at AUM and its applications.
This means the student needs to apply more quality for addressing the requirements of the
courses in a semester. AUM students need to be effective in time management. Please refer to
the Learning Resources Section in the course page on moodle.

16 Teaching Methodology
The students are encouraged to participate in class and work in teams. Both individual and team
efforts are evaluated and rewarded. The students are motivated to make more effort in case
analysis in order to develop their critical thinking and communication skills.
There will be several teaching methods employed in the course which will include all or some of
the following: Interactive lectures; group work; case studies and discussions; lab work, debates;
assignments; multimedia; individual and team activities; field visits; guest lecturers; and project,
problem, and research based tasks; and analysis and reflection on scholarly textbooks and papers.
It is worth noting that some of the learning outcomes will be achieved through assignments,
projects, and activities.

17 The Project and team based work


The Project component of the course, if exist, is essential to passing this course. The project shows
competency in understanding and applying the course objectives and achieving the learning
outcomes. The project should allow the student to investigate, apply, research, and practice real
life business situations. It is expected that each student to fully and actively participate in the
project as an effective team member. A project document will be distributed later in the semester
with details about the project.
For all group related work, the entire team is responsible for the team outcome and the
deliverables, except for the specific parts of the project that may be graded individually
depending on the project’s requirement and as communicated in the project document.

18 Activities, in class assignments, Cases, and participation


The activities, assignments, and cases constitute a major learning tool of this course. It shows the
creative talent and abilities of students in order to add value to the content and learning outcomes
of the course. Students are encouraged to be creative, innovative, and critical when addressing
the deliverables of this learning assessment tool. It requires passion, critical thinking, and a
challenging spirit to come up with creative and outstanding deliverables. In class assignments are
ongoing; they will be mainly about subjects and topics presented on the same day of the lecture.
These assignments may be individual or group based. Active participation is encouraged which
may include answering questions, discussions, debating issues, and even to be involved in some
lecturing as requested!

19 Exams and Quizzes


Quizzes are ongoing, they are meant to assess learning, encourage continuous follow-up of the
course material, and to show student’s knowledge of specific topics and concepts. Quizzes may
be pop quizzes or otherwise so students are expected to be prepared and ready as quizzes may
also include material presented on the same day of the quiz.
Exams and tests are outlines in the course calendar. Exams are another important tool of
assessments used at AUM to assess learning. There are specific procedures for exams which will
be highlighted by the Instructor prior to the exam.

Midterm and final exams may be scheduled on different days and time than the regular class
meeting times, including on Saturdays.

20 Surveys:
Any survey to be conducted by the student in relation to the course needs first to be approved
through the course instructor.

21 Specific Notes
 The students have to refer to Moodle for following the course progress and all the
announcements related to the course.
22 Course Weekly Calendar

Reference Learning Assignment/


Date Class Topic & Description in the /ABET
textbook Outcomes Task/Notes

Introduction & Syllabus Review:


 Overview of the syllabus and the
most important points;
 Overview of the course calendar,
assessments, due dates, etc;
 Overview of academic and non-
WEEK ONE
(JAN 27TH – FEB 2ND )
academic misconduct. 1,2*
5.1 / a, e*
Review of first order Differential
equations

Add and Drop Period: 27/01-31/01 *See Section 4

Series Solutions Near an Ordinary point;


WEEK TWO 5.2 1, 2, 3
(FEB 3RD – FEB 9TH )
Part I
Definition of Ordinary, Singular point
5.3 / a, e

Series Solutions Near a Regular singular 2, 3, 5


WEEK THREE point; Part I 5.5 / a, e
(FEB 10TH – FEB 16TH )
Definition of the Laplace Transforms 6.1

WEEK FOUR Definition of the Laplace Transforms 6.1 1, 2, 3, 6 PBL-1


(FEB 17TH – FEB 23TH ) Solutions of the I.V.P
6.2 / a, e

 Step functions
 Impulse functions 6.3 1, 2, 6
WEEK FIVE
(FEB 24TH – MAR 2ND ) 6.5
Monday & Tuesday: National Day Feb / a, e
25th - Liberation day Feb 26th

7.1, 7.3 1, 2
WEEK SIX
(MAR 3RD – MAR 9TH )
Systems of First-Order Linear Equations;
Introduction
Linear Independence, Eigenvalues, / a, e
Eigenvectors

Homogeneous Linear Systems with


Constant Coefficients, Complex-valued 7.5,7.6
Eigenvalues

1, 2/ a, e
Fundamental Matrices, Repeated
Eigenvalues 7.7,7.8
WEEK SEVEN
(MAR 10TH – MAR 16RD )

Revision for Midterm Exam

WEEK EIGHT
Midterm Examination Week
(MAR 17TH – MAR 23TH )
Midterm exam - Comprehensive (20%)
2, 3, 4
WEEK NINE Nonhomogeneous Systems PBL-2
(MAR 24TH – MAR 30TH ) 7.9 / a, e

2, 3, 4
WEEK TEN Fourier Series 10.2 / a, e
(MAR 31ST – APR 6TH ) The Fourier Convergence Theorem
10.3

3, 4, 5
WEEK ELEVEN Even and Odd functions 10.4 / a, e
(APR 7TH – APR 13TH )

Two-point Boundary Value Problems 5, 6/ a, e


WEEK TWELVE 10.1 PBL-3
(APR 14TH – APR 20TH ) Last day to withdraw a course with
a "W" grade 18th of April

WEEK THIRTEEN
(APR 21TH – APR 27TH ) Spring Break
2, 3, 4, 5,
WEEK FOURTEEN Separation of Variables; 6 / a, e
(APR 28TH – MAY 4TH ) Heat conduction in a Rod 10.5
2, 3, 5, 6
WEEK FIFTEEN The Wave equation: Vibrations on an 10.7 / a, e HWK
(MAY 5TH – MAY 11TH ) Elastic String

WEEK SIXTEEN Revision Week


(MAY 12TH – MAY 18TH )
No Assessment or new topic will be given
WEEK SEVENTEEN
Final Examination Week
(MAY 19TH – MAY 25TH )
Final Exam - Comprehensive (20%)

Note: The instructor has the right to amend the content of this syllabus with prior notice given
to students. The most updated syllabus is on Moodle.
Suggested Exercices For MA303
The following table contains a list of required exercises as well as recommended ones. Students are supposed to
solve at least the required exercises in order to gain a certain level of knowledge. The recommended exercises,
however, are optional. They are selected for students who would like to learn more about the topics of the course.

List of problems based on the 9nth edition of the book.

Chapter Page Number


Required Exercises Recommended Exercises

5.1 187 1,3,7,16,18,20 2,5,13,23

5.2 193 1,3,12 2,5,14

5.3 203 1,4 2,3

5.5 217 1,2 3

6.1 239 1,5,14 4

6.2 246 1,2,4,7,9,16 3,6,10

6.3 255 1,5,9,13 3,6,16

6.5 268 1 2

7.1 1,3,4 2,5


279
7.3 14,15 17
293
7.5 1,10 2,11
307
7.6 1,6 2,5
317
7.7 1 2
327
7.8 3,6 4,7
335
7.9 2.3 5
343

10

10.1 461 1,5,16 6

10.2 467 1,2,6,13,17 4,5

10.3 475 1,3,6 5

10.4 480 3,4,7,8,10,12,16,17 9,18,19


10.5 486 2,4,12 2,4,12

10.7 502 3 2