Newton and Laplace

Engineering Math 2250-1 Spring 2013

2250 meets 7:30am daily in JTB 140
Updated: Tuesday April 30: 14:48PM, 2013   Today: Friday November 24: 18:38PM, 2017

Pdf: S2013 Final exam solution key (29Apr2013)

Blackboard images from the Saturday 27 April 2013 
Final Exam Review held 2:00pm in LCB219. Topics included chapters 6, 7, 8:
photo directory

Transcript of the Jan 15 Maple Tutorial: 
Transcript Here 

The bookstore packages supplements with the Edwards-Penney textbook. These are sections 3.7 and 7.6 from the 2280 book. The 2280 book Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, any edition suffices, can be checked out from the Math Library, basement of buildings LCB and JWB, near the glass door entrance into the study area and computer lab.

Canvas will be used during the semester to communicate grades and publish messages; see the syllabus below for more info. Please update your email address at the Registrar's web site Here

Due Dates, Extra Credit, Problem Notes, Maple Projects

  1. Updated due dates (01 May 2013, 18K html)
  2. Extra credit Extra Math and Maple Problems to Cancel Zeros and Fifties.
  3. Problem notes FAQ, Exercise and Maple Lab Solution Notes.
  4. Maple Projects Maple Labs [1 to 7] and Maple Extra Credit [8,9,10].
  5. ER-1, ER-2 Special problems for Chapter 1, Exam 1 Review.

Reading, Lecture Notes, Slides, Manuscripts

  1. Reading Textbook and WEB Site Reading Schedule
  2. Lectures What happened in class? Lecture material, slides and references.
  3. Click here for Notebook Computer files: lecture slides and documents.
  4. Khan Academy
    Video Tutorials on Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  5. Learning Math
    Peter Alfeld's Guide to Understanding Mathematics

Midterm and Final Exam

The exam dates are 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, Final Exam on 29 Apr. Click here for all S2013 exam materials, including samples, old exam keys with solutions, keys to this semester's exams, and related study guides for exams.

Syllabus, Gradesheet, Reports

  1. Gustafson's 2250-1 7:30am syllabus S2013. syllabus
  2. Gustafson's 2250-1 7:30am gradesheet and problem list S2013. gradesheet
  3. Gustafson's 2250-1 7:30am Roster and Majors S2013. Roster (pdf)
  4. 2250 format suggestions: How to improve written reports.
Maple Tutorials and Maplesoft offer
  1. Maplesoft Quick Reference Cards Click Here
  2. Douglas Meade's Quick Reference Card for Maple 12 to 16 Click Here
  3. A one-page pdf Matlab cheat sheet from Strang's linear algebra course at MIT Click Here
  4. A rookie maple tutorial for the impatient from Indiana University Click Here
  5. Maple programming examples by topic from Kettering University Click Here
  6. Utah Maple tutorial 2013 in html format
    Used in LCB115 maple intro lectures.
    Click Here
  7. How to use maple 15 under unix, windows, OS/X (text)
  8. Maple graphics and low speed internet
    Maple at home
  9. Peter Stone's Maple Resource page for undergraduate math topics Click Here
Old Engineering Math Local Documents 1998-2012
  1. Link to Spring 2012 Eng Math documents Click here
  2. Link to Fall 2010 Eng Math documents Click here
  3. Link to Spring 2010 Eng Math documents Click here
  4. Link to Fall 2009 Eng Math documents Click here
  5. Link to Spring 2009 Eng Math documents Click here
  6. Link to Fall 2008 Eng Math documents Click here
  7. Link to Spring 2008 Eng Math documents Click here
  8. Link to Fall 2007 Eng Math documents Click here
  9. Link to Spring 2007 Eng Math documents Click here
  10. Link to Fall 2006 Eng Math documents Click here
  11. Link to Spring 2006 Eng Math documents Click here
  12. Link to Fall 2005 Eng Math documents Click here
  13. Link to Spring 2005 Eng Math documents Click here
  14. Link to Fall 2004 Eng Math documents Click here
  15. Link to Spring 2004 Eng Math documents Click here
  16. Link to Fall 2003 Eng Math documents Click here
  17. Link to 1995 to Spring 2003 Eng Math documents Click Here
FLASH Animations of applications
  1. The 85 physics animations in the link below are Copyright 2002 David M. Harrison, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Toronto.
    Harrison's physics animations
    A high percentage of the areas covered in the 85 animations touch the subject matter of this course: Chaos, Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Micrometer Caliper, Miscellaneous, Nuclear, Optics, Oscilloscope, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, Sound Waves, Vectors, Waves.
  2. The physics animations in the link below are Copyright 2002 Dan Russell, Dept. of Physics, Kettering Univ. See in particular the movies and animations for harmonic motion, forced oscillations and resonance.
    Dan Russell's physics animations
    * Simple Harmonic Oscillator - with and without damping, transfer of energy between kinetic and potential forms
    * Damped Harmonic Oscillator - underdamped, overdamped, and critically damped
    * Forced Harmonic Oscillator - transient and steady state response to a force applied to the mass
    * The Simple Pendulum - comparing the linear approximation (small angle) with a real pendulum
    * Coupled Oscillators - energy transfer between two mass-spring systems coupled together
    * Dynamic Absorbers - J.P. Den Hartog's classical undamped tuned dynamic absorber
    * Tacoma Narrows Bridge  - (0.668 MB mpeg movie) - when engineers don't account for resonance when designing structures
Mail, Phone, Email Address
Mail address:
        Grant B. Gustafson
        155 South 1400 East Room 233
        Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0090
Office phone: (801) 581-6879

For email address, see class notes or click here for the doorcard.

Link to Department of Mathematics, University of Utah