MATH 326: Schedule
The purpose of this page is to give you a tentative schedule of topics covered.

Week  Lecture Topics 

Course Introduction Differential Equations and Models Integrals as Solutions 

Direction Fields Qualitative Methods 

Separable Equations Linear Motion Models Linear FirstOrder Differential Equations FirstOrder Variation of Parameters 

Mixing Problems Population Models SecondOrder Linear Equations 

Solutions to Linear Equations Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients 

Exam 1: The exam will cover the previously listed topics. It will be similar to the homework. To practice for the exam, review the WeBWorK problems and know all of the definitions and useful theorems.  
Inhomogeneous Equations and Undetermined Coefficients  
SecondOrder Variation of Parameters Mechanical Vibration 

Laplace Transforms and Inverse Transforms Transforms of Initial Value Problems 

Translation and Partial Fractions Derivatives and Integrals of Transforms Piecewise Continuous Forcing Terms 

Exam 2: The exam will cover the material we have learned since the previous exam. It will be similar to the homework. To practice for the exam, review the WeBWorK problems and know all of the definitions and useful theorems. Here is the Laplace Transform Formula Page.  
Series Solutions  
FirstOrder Systems Matrices and Linear Systems Eigenvalue Methods 

SecondOrder Systems Multiple Eigensolutions Phase Planes 

Please take the time to complete the SOFI for this course. Log into KnightWeb to complete your SOFIs  
Exam 
The Final Exam will be cumulative but will be heavily weighted on the material covered since the previous exam. The only material from the midterm exams will be solving separable equations, linear firstorder equations, and higherorder homogeneous and inhomogeneous equations. The majority of the exam will be based on material that we learned after the second midterm exam. It will be similar to the homework. To practice for the exam, review the WeBWorK problems and know all of the definitions and useful theorems. 