Prerequisites: Math 2250, 3150, and 3160.
Text: Introduction to
Applied Mathematics,
by Gilbert Strang
Course Description: 3 credits. Symmetric linear systems, positive definite matrices, eigenvalue problems, equilibrium equations for discrete and continuous systems, boundary value problems in ODEs and PDEs, boundary integrals.
Homework: Problems will be assigned weekly. A random subset of
problems from each assignment will be graded. Late homework
cannot be accepted.
HW number 
Due date 
Assignment 
1 
Friday, September 5 
Problem
set 1 
2 
Friday, September 12 
1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.9,
1.5.11, 1.5.22, 1.5.23. 
3 
Friday, September 19 
1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.9,
1.4.10, 1.4.11. 
4 
Friday, September 26 
1.4.15, 2.1.2(a)(b),
2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.11. 
5 
Friday, October 3 
2.2.1, 2.2.4, 2.2.7, 2.2.8. 
6 
Friday, October 10 
2.3.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.7,
2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4. 
7 
Friday, November 7 
Problem
set 2 
8 
Friday, November 14 
3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3,
3.1.4, 3.1.6. 
9 
Friday, November 21 
3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6. 
Friday, November 28 
Thanksgiving holidayno
homework due. 

10 
Friday, December 12 
3.3.13, 3.3.18, 3.4.10
(a)(c), 3.6.2. Last homework! 
Exams: We will have one
inclass
midterm on Friday, October 31. The comprehensive final exam is on
Thursday, December 18 at 10:30 am.
Interesting Links:
Gilbert
Strang's Lectures on Mathematical Methods for Engineers
Gilbert
Strang's Lectures on Linear Algebra
Grades: Your grade will be determined by
your homework scores (60%) and your exam scores (40%).
Students with disabilities may contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss special accomodations for the course.
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