Many physical phenomena are governed by differential equations. For
example, the rotation of the solar planets around the sun can be
accurately described by a set of time-dependent differential
equations. Linear algebra provides the basic tools necessary to
solve these differential equations (most commonly) on a computer.
GSIs and Their Section Assignments
Section | Days/Times | Location | Instructor |
101 DIS | TuTh 08:00AM - 09:29AM | Latimer 105 | Kyle Russ-Navarro |
102 DIS | TuTh 08:00AM - 09:29AM | Kroeber 115 | Alois Cerbu |
103 DIS | TuTh 08:00AM - 09:29AM | Evans 71 | Dong Gyu Lim |
104 DIS | TuTh 09:30AM - 10:59AM | Evans 75 | Kyle Russ-Navarro |
105 DIS | TuTh 09:30AM - 10:59AM | Evans 71 | Alois Cerbu |
106 DIS | TuTh 09:30AM - 10:59AM | Evans 6 | Dong Gyu Lim |
107 DIS | TuTh 03:30PM - 04:59PM | Latimer 121 | Diego Bejarano Rayo |
108 DIS | TuTh 11:00AM - 12:29PM | Evans 736 | Kiran Luecke |
109 DIS | TuTh 12:30PM - 01:59PM | Evans 736 | Christopher W Eur |
110 DIS | TuTh 12:30PM - 01:59PM | Kroeber 115 | Tahsin Saffat |
112 DIS | TuTh 02:00PM - 03:29PM | Evans 736 | Christopher W Eur |
113 DIS | TuTh 02:00PM - 03:29PM | Evans 75 | Jeremy Meza |
114 DIS | TuTh 02:00PM - 03:29PM | Evans 71 | Tahsin Saffat |
115 DIS | TuTh 03:30PM - 04:59PM | Latimer 122 | David A Keating |
116 DIS | TuTh 03:30PM - 04:59PM | Cory 285 | Jeremy Meza |
117 DIS | TuTh 05:00PM - 06:29PM | Latimer 105 | David A Keating |
118 DIS | TuTh 05:00PM - 06:29PM | Dwinelle 235 | Kiran Luecke |
119 DIS | TuTh 05:00PM - 06:29PM | Latimer 122 | Diego Bejarano Rayo |
GSI Office Hours
Instructor | Days/Times | Location |
Kyle Russ-Navarro | Th 12:00-2:00PM | Evans 820 |
Alois Cerbu | F 2:00-4:00PM | Evans 854 |
Dong Gyu Lim | F 12:00 - 2:00PM | Evans 745 |
Diego Bejarano Rayo | M 1:00-3:00PM, | Evans 836 |
Christopher W Eur | M 4:00-6:00PM | Kresge Engineering Lib. |
Tahsin Saffat | Th 3:30-5:30PM | Evans 852 |
Jeremy Meza | W 1:00-3:00PM | Evans 1047 |
David A Keating | TuTh 2:00-3:00PM | Evans 935 |
Kiran Luecke | M 3:00-4:00PM, W 10:00-11:00AM | Evans 840 |
There are a total of 100 points you can earn toward your final grade in the course. There will be two midterm exams. The better of the two is worth 25 points and the worse 15 points. The final exam is worth 30 points. In addition to exams, there will be up to 13 homeworks and 10 quizzes. Only the best 10 homeworks and best 9 quizzes will be counted towards the final grade, with homeworks and quizzes totaling 15 points, respectively.
Homework is due on Tuesday during discussion. The homework
is a written assignment to be done individually, although
group discussion is allowed. Quizzes are on the days
homework is due, to be given at the begining of discussion
sections for 15 minutes. But there will be no quiz on
Feb. 20 or Mar. 20, when we will have midterms. We will have
a review for the final exam and and provide a sample test
before each exam.
Since the GSIs are limited in their work hours, they will
only grade one problem of their choice in each homework
set. In addition, they will make most quiz problems to be
similar to the problems in homework that is due on the day
of the quiz. Doing all the homework problems is
worth 1 point; and doing the graded problems correctly is
worth additional 0.5 point.
There are no calculators in the exams, but everyone is allowed a one-sided cheat sheet on an A4-sized sheet of paper in any font.
There will be no class performance curve. Your final letter grade will be determined based on the total number of points you earn in the class. Below is a list of cut-offs.