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MA305A: Differential Equations II (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Numerical solutions of differential equations and boundary value problems; linear systems of differential and difference equations including their solution by matrix methods and their stability; introduction to dynamical systems. Numerical methods will be illustrated by exercises requiring the use of a computer.†


MA122, MA104 or MA200, MA205 and either a 0.5 credit in computer programming or permission of the department.




Professor Roderick Melnik (PhD)
Office: LH3075 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Telephone: x3662
Email: rmelnik@wlu.ca


Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. in DAWB 1-101A (Dr. Alvin Woods Building)


Nagle, Saff, and Snider. Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 7th Edition. Addison-Wesley, 2017.


During your examination, calculators, including programmable ones, are permitted.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA305 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in class): 20%
  • Final Exam: (exact date, time and location to be announced): 60%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA305 and is provided for the convenience of students.