Collin College
Math 2320 - Spring 2018
CRN: 30820

Course: Math 2320.HYS (Differential Equations)                             Instructor: Dr. R. Khoury
Spring Creek Campus Math Lab: D203  972-881-5921 Office: D226
Class Time: 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM - MW - Credit hours: 3, Lecture hrs: 3  Lab hrs: 1 Office hours: After Class MW
Classroom: BB219    Institution: collin  WebAssign Class Key is collin 7417 3829 E-mail: 
Final Exam: May 9, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in BB219        
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Phone: 972-881-5909
WebAssign Technical Support - 1-800-354-9706
Last day to withdraw this class is March 9 Census Day: January 29
Required Graphing Calculators are: TI 83, TI 84 Series College Syllabus Suggested Calendar   

Catalog Description: Ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, and boundary value problems; application of differential equations to real-world problems. Lab Included

Required Textbook and Supplements: Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems, 9th ed. Dennis G. Zill, 2018, Cengage Learning. WebAssign Access is required.

Course Measurable Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

    1. Identify homogeneous equations, homogeneous equations with constant coefficients, and exact and linear differential equations
    2. Solve ordinary differential equations and systems of equations using
      1. Direct integration,
      2. Separation of variables, 
      3. Reduction of order,
      4. Methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters,
      5. Series solutions,
      6. Operator methods for finding particular solutions,
      7. Laplace transform methods
    3. Determine particular solutions to differential equations with given boundary conditions or initial conditions (Empirical/Quantitative)
    4. Analyze real-world problems in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, and Physics, including problems related to population dynamics, mixtures, growth and decay, heating and cooling, electronic circuits, and Newtonian mechanics.  (Critical Thinking and Communication)

Course Requirements: It is highly recommended to read each section before I cover it in class. You are expected to copy the lecture notes and use them to study for each exam. Also, you are expected to work all homework problems as assigned in the calendar for each section; and most of all, it is highly recommended to completely finish your lab before taking each exam,  All exams are similar to the homework problems, lectures, and Labs. You are expected to use the Math Lab located in D203 while working your homework problems and labs. Homework problems are not grades.

Grading Policy: Students will receive a zero grade on every missed exam. No makeup is allowed under any circumstances. Otherwise, grades will be assigned based on the average of the following tasks.

20% Labs (To be worked in WebAssign)
60% Exams (To be taken in class)
20% Comprehensive Final Exam (To be taken in the classroom)

90-100 = A              80-89 = B              70-79 = C             60-69 = D                 0-59 = F

You are only allowed any TI-84 graphing calculator on the exam. I will offer you blank scratch papers to be turned in before you leave.

Makeup Policy: Every student is expected to take all exams and submit all labs according to the course calendar. No makeup is allowed without proper written documentation
prior to the exam date and a zero grade will be assigned to every missed exam or lab. Students cannot retake any of the exams or the final. Your grade will be assigned based on the average of the above tasks.

Makeup Policy: Every student is responsible for any assignment given during his/her absence. Students are required to participate in class and take all exams. No makeup is allowed without proper written documentation prior to the exam date and a zero grade will be assigned to every missed exam or lab. Students cannot retake any of the exams or the final. Your grade will be assigned based on the average of the above tasks.

Late Assignment Policy: Students who do not turn in their Labs on time will suffer a 25% daily deduction in their Lab grades.

Withdrawal policy: Under section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, students may not withdraw from more than six courses including any course a transfer student has withdrawn from at another Texas institute of higher education. For exemptions, visit Please see your instructor before you withdraw and the current Collin Registration Guide for the last day to withdrawal.

Course Withdrawal: To drop this class, you need to do the following:

1. Attain a Drop/Add sheet from the registrarís office;
2. Turn in the completed form to the office of Admission and Records 972-881-5710 on or prior to the drop deadline date;
3. All students will receive an F if they do not finish this class and do not withdraw on or prior to the drop deadline date.
4. Make sure your course withdrawal satisfies the college withdrawal policy.

Resource Material: Any student enrolled in Math 2320 has access to the Math Lab located in D203, 972-881-5921. The Lab is staffed with faculty and tutors; in addition, it offers free tutorial help, graphing calculators, and computer assistance. Collin students may arrange for tutoring with the ACCESS office (D140). Please call 972-881-5898 for scheduling and availability.

Religious Holy Days: In accordance with section 51.911 of the Texas Education Code, the college will allow a student who is absent from class for the observance of a religious holy day to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time. Please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook.

ADA Statement: It is the policy of Collin College to provide accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities.  This college will adhere to all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity.  It is the studentís responsibility to contact me and the ACCESS office, located at the Spring Creek Campus in D140, in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations. (972-881-5898 or TDD- 972-881-5950).

Evaluation of Instructions: Collin College seeks to improve the learning experience of all students. To assist in evaluating courses, students will be requested to complete an evaluation of instruction form near the end of the semester.

Academic Ethics: The college may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts, or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission of material as oneís own work that is not oneís own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve one or more of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and/or falsifying academic records. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, using someone elseís work for assignments as if it were oneís own, copying computer disks or files, and any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Plagiarism is the use of an authorís words or ideas as if they were oneí s own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation. Contact the Dean of Students at 972-881-5604 for the student disciplinary process and procedures or consult the Collin College Student Handbook

Academic penalty for scholastic dishonesty: Students will receive a zero on those assignments where they were found guilty by the Dean of Students for scholastic dishonesty, i.e., cheating, collusion, etc. as stated above; also, for repeated occurrences of these incidences, students will receive a failing grade in this class section.

Cell Phones: Cell phones and all other means of social media and browsers are not allowed to be used in the classrooms without formal permission of the instructor. Any violations will be reported to the Dean of students.

I reserve the right to change any term on this  syllabus at any time during the semester.

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