Assigned Homework

for MA 420/520

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Notes:

Exercises in parenthesis are optional.

Square brackets enclose comments.

Mon, 4/21

Remember what was discussed in class [basically a simplified discussion of theorem 47.11 starting on page 47-30].  If you get a chance, read all of chapters 47, 48 and 49, doing all the exercises.

Fri, 4/18

Read section 47.3

End of chapter:  9

Wed, 4/16

Skim the intro to chapter 47

Read section 47.2 (skipping section 47.1)

End of chapter:  10 and 11

Fri, 4/11

Finish chapter 46.

End of chapter: 1 and 2.

Wed, 4/9

Read sections  46.1 and  46.2 at least to the middle of page 4.

End of the chapter:  Start on #1 [use the fact that the same differential equation is used in multiple problems].

Mon, 4/7

Finish chaper 43.

End of chapter:  8

Fri, 4/4

Read section 43.5 at least to the top of page 21, and skim the rest

End of chapter:  5a,b,c (d,e,f,g);  7

Wed, 4/2

Read sections 43.3 and 43.4

End of chapter:  parts i -- v of 2a -- d (e -- j);  (3); 4a,b,c;

Mon, 3/31

Read sections 43.1 and 43.2

End of chapter:  parts i -- iii of 2a -- e (f -- j)

Wed, 3/19

Finish section 40.2

End of chapter:  4, 5, (6)

(Read sections 40.3 -- 40.5, especially if you've had MA 458, Applied Linear Algebra)

Read sections 41.1, 41.2 and 41.3 and at least skim 41.4.

[This is relatively "light" reading.]

Mon, 3/17

Read section 40.2 at least to the lower part of page 9

End of chapter:  4a,b,c; 5

Fri, 3/14

Read section 40.1

End of chapter: start on 3a,(b),c,d,e,f,h, (g,i,j)

Wed, 3/12

Finish section 39.4

End of chapter:  7,  8, 9a,b,c&d (9e,f,g&h), (11), (13)

[13 concerns zero eigenvalues]

Mon, 3/10

Read section 39.4 to the top of page 20.

End of chapter:  7a & b, (10)

[for 10, consider using the fact that every nonzero vector is an eigenvector, and choose the two "nicest" vectors you can. ]

Fri, 3/7

Finish section 39.2 and read section 39.3 [it's short]

End of chapter:  4a,b,c,d, e, i (rest of 4); 5a,b,c,d,f,g,j  (rest of 5); 6

Wed, 3/5

Read sections 38.4 & 38.5

End of the chapter:  2, 3, 4, 5

Read section 39.1 and 39.2 to the middle of page 5 (and skim the rest of section 39.2)

End of the chapter:  1, 2, 3

Mon, 3/3

Read sections 38.1, 38.2 and, especially 38.3 [a summary]

End of the chapter:  2a,b,c,e; 3a,b,c;

Fri, 2/28

Finish section 37.2, read section 37.3, and skim section 37.4

End of chapter:  Finish 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, (12), (13), (14)

Wed, 2/26

Finish section 37.1 and read section 37.2 at least to the middle of page 13

End of chapter:  4; 5;  6a, bi ; 7a, bi ; 8a, bi ; 9a, bi ; 10a, bi; 11a, bi

Mon, 2/24

Read section 37.1 through page 7

End of chapter:  2, 3

Fri, 2/21

"Read through" the examples in section 36.2

End of chapter: 7, (8)

Read section 36.3

End of chapter 9a,c,e,g,i (b,d,f,h,j), ((10)), (11, 12)

Skim section 36.4 on the pendulum

Mon, 2/17

Read section 36.1

End of chapter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Start on section 36.2

Wed,2/12

Fri, 2/14

Read sections 34.1, 34.2 and 34.3 .

End of chapter:  Finish 2a--h (rest of 2)

(Skim through sections 34.4 and 34.5 [on Legendre Equations])

Mon, 2/10

Start on section 34.1 going at least through page 2.

End of chapter:  At least parts i & ii of 2a--h (rest of 2)

Fri, 2/7

Finish section 33.3.

End of chapter, finish: 4a,b,c,d,e,h (rest of 4)

Read section 33.4

End of chapter:  5a&b (rest of 5)

(Read or skim section 33.5)

Wed, 2/5

Read section 33.3 at least through step 7c on pages 17-18.

End of chapter start on: 4a,b,c,d,e,h (rest of 4) [at least do "part i" in the instructions, and find the recursion formula using  r1],

Mon, 2/3

Read section 33.2.

End of chapter:  3

Read section 33.3 at least to the top of page 13

Fri, 1/31

Read section 31.5

End of chapter:  6 (7), at least look at 8, 9 and 10

At least skim sections 32.1 and 32.2 (and the rest of chapter 32)

(Glance at section 31.6 on the Taylor series method and do some of exercise 31.11)

Read section 33.1

End of chapter:  2

Wed, 1/29

Read section 31.3

End of chapter: 5a,b,c,d,e,h (rest of 5)

Mon, 1/27

Finish section 31.2

End of chapter, do: 3g&h (rest of 3)

Read section  31.3

End of chapter, do: 4

Fri, 1/24

Read section 31.2 at least through most of page 11

End of chapter, finish: 3a,b,c,f

also, do:  3d&e, (g)

(Start reading  section  31.5, pg 30  on using induction, and use induction to confirm some of your answers to the above.)

Wed, 1/22

Read sections 31.1 and 31.2 at least through step 5 on page 6

End of chapter, start on: 3a,b,c,f (d,e)

[At least get the recursion formulas for a & b]

Fri, 1/17

Finish section  30.2.

At the end of the chapter:  5, 6a,c (b,d), 9

Read section 30.3, and quickly skim section 30.4

Wed, 1/15

Read  section  30.2, at least to the middle of page 12.

At the end of the chapter:   3a,c,e,g,(b,d,f,h); 4a,c,e,g,i,k,(b,d,f,h,j,l)

Mon, 1/13

Finish section  30.1, doing any in-notes exercises

At the end of the chapter:  #2

Read section 30.2, at least through page 7.

Fri, 1/10

Finish A Brief Review of Elementary Ordinary Differential Equations.  Do all the exercises at the end of the "Brief Review".

Start on the basic review of series, Chapt 30.  Read at least the first 3 pages.

Wed, 1/8

Read A Brief Review of Elementary Ordinary Differential Equations, concentrating on sections 1.1 and 1.3, at least through page 5.  At least skim the rest.  Start on the exercises at the end of the "Brief Review".