Fall 2020: Differential Equations II (Math 332)


Instructor Dr. Armin Straub
MSPB 313
(251) 460-7262 (please use e-mail whenever possible)
Office hours TR, 11am-1:15pm; TR 5:45-6:30pm

Held virtually using Zoom; please make an appointment by email at least 2 hours in advance.

Class schedule TR, 2:00-3:15pm, in MSPB 345

Due to COVID restrictions, you may only attend those meetings assigned to the cohort you signed up for.

Midterm exams The tentative dates for our two midterm exams are:
Thursday, October 1 (postponed from 9/29 due to Sally)
Thursday, November 5 (postponed from 11/3 due to Sally)
Final exam Tuesday, November 24
Online grades Homework Scores
Exams: USAonline (Canvas)
Syllabus syllabus.pdf

Assignments and course material

In order to be able to view the lecture recordings, you need to be logged into USAonline (Canvas). If you are still running into access issues, then please view the recordings through Panopto Video in our course page on Canvas.

Dates Assignments and course material
#1 08/18
Homework Set 1 (due 9/3)
Lecture notes:
Class schedule:
08/18: online using pre-recorded lectures
08/20: in-person, Cohort A
08/25: in-person, Cohort A
08/27: online using pre-recorded lectures
#2 09/01
Homework Set 2 (due 9/24; extended due to Sally)
Lecture notes:
Class schedule:
09/01: in-person, Cohort A
09/03: online using pre-recorded lectures
09/08: in-person, Cohort A
09/10: online using pre-recorded lectures
#3 09/15
Homework Set 3 (due 10/1)
Lecture notes:
Class schedule:
09/15: in-person, Cohort A
09/22: in-person, Cohort A
09/24: online using pre-recorded lectures
09/29: online via Zoom
Midterm Exam #1 format:

About the homework

  • Homework problems are posted for each unit. Homework is submitted online, and you have an unlimited number of attempts. Only the best score is used for your grade.

    Most problems have a random component (which allows you to continue practicing throughout the semester without putting your scores at risk).

  • Aim to complete the problems well before the posted due date.

    A 15% penalty applies if homework is submitted late.

  • Collect a bonus point for each mathematical typo you find in the lecture notes (that is not yet fixed online), or by reporting mistakes in the homework system. Each bonus point is worth 1% towards a midterm exam.

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Exams and practice material

The following material will help you prepare for the exams.