MA 501 Engineering Mathematics
Fall 2009

Prof. Suzanne L. Weekes




COURSE SYLLABUS



HOMEWORK

Your work should be very legible and done neatly. If the work is not presentable, and is illegible, you will not receive credit for it. Please staple the sheets of your assignment together. Do not use paper torn out of spiral bound notebooks. In the upper right hand corner of your assignment you should write A problem will receive a score of 1 if done correctly, 1/2 if reasonably done but having some error, and 0 if not done at all or nothing accomplished. You need to show both your answer and the work leading to it. Merely having the right answer gets no credit. Your homework grade is determined at the end of the course by the percentage of the graded problems assigned that you got correct.


HELP WITH BASICS

WPI offers Math and Science Help (M*A*S*H) and Tutoring for help in introductory courses.
The M*A*S*H Room is located in Daniels Hall next to the elevator and the Tutor room is right across the Hall from the Academic Advising Office in Daniels Hall. Both M*A*S*H and Tutoring will begin Monday. There are schedules posted outside both the M*A*S*H and Tutoring Rooms and are also given below: MA501 students who are shaky on Calculus should look for help in MA1021, 1022, 1023, or 1024. Those needing help on introductory differential equations should look to MA2051, and those needing help in linear algebra should look to MA2071.


SCHEDULE
Date Topic Section Homework
Tu Sept 8 Definition of the Laplace Transform
Inverse Transform and Transforms of Derivatives
HW I due on Sept 15th
4.1
4.2
1, 6, 11, 16, 24, 29, 46, 48
1, 4, 11, 12, 25, 35, 40, 41
Tu Sept 15 Translation Theorems
More Operational Properties
Dirac Delta Function
Linear Systems of Differential Equations
HW II due on Sept 22nd
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4, 9, 16, 17, 33, 64, 67, 74
2, 3, 14, 17, 21, 28, 34, 39, 54, 55
8, 13
4, 13
Tu Sept 22 Orthogonal Functions
Fourier Series
Fourier Sine and Cosine Series
HW III due on Sept 29th
12.1
12.2
12.3
3, 7, 18
1, 6, 13
3, 5, 6, 8, 13, 27, 36, 41
Tu Sept 29 Complex Fourier Series
Vector Functions
HW IV due on Oct 6th
12.4
9.1
.
3, 5, 9
2, 5, 11, 15, 20, 26, 32, 33, 38, 41, 47
MATLAB file: fourierspectrum.m
Tu Oct 6 Motion on a Curve
Curvature and Components of Acceleration
HW Va due on Oct 20th
9.2
9.3
.
8, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22
3, 7, 12, 14, 19, 24
.
Tu Oct 13 Partial Derivatives
HW Vb due on Oct 20th
EXAM I today on Sections 4.1-4.6, 12.1-12.4, and 9.1
9.4
.
.
1, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 16, 24, 28, 33, 35, 42, 45, 49
MATLAB file: levelcurves.m
.
Tu Oct 20 Directional Derivatives
Tangent Planes and Normal Lines
HW VI due on Oct 27th
9.5
9.6
.
5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 20, 23, 28, 33, 36, 41, 42
3, 7, 8, 16, 21, 25, 28, 34, 37
.
Tu Oct 27 Divergence and Curl
Line Integrals
HW VII due on Nov. 3rd
9.7
9.8
.
3, 8, 15, 17, 21, 24, 29, 30, 31, 37
2, 3, 6, 18, 19, 26, 27, 30, 35, 36, 39
Exam I Solutions Beware of errors in #3
Tu Nov 3 Independence of Path
Double Integrals
Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates
HW VIII due on Nov. 10th
9.9
9.10
9.11
.
1, 6, 13, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 31
19, 22, 24, 26, 32, 40, 52, 62
3, 6, 17, 28, 31, 34
.
Tu Nov 10 Green's Theorem
Surface Integrals
HW IXa due on Dec. 1st
9.12
9.13
.
3, 7, 12, 25, 27
1, 6, 27, 33, 37
.
Tu Nov 17 EXAM II today on Sections 9.1 - 9.11
Stokes' Theorem
HW IXb due on Dec. 1st
.
9.14
.
.
2, 5, 8, 13, 16
.
Tu Nov 24 Thanksgiving Break . .
Tu Dec 1 Triple Integrals
Divergence Theorem
Change of Variables in Multiple Integrals
HW X due on Dec. 8th (or Dec. 10th for Dec. 8th presenters)
9.15
9.16
9.17
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7, 14, 53, 54, 60, 64, 68, 69, 71, 74, 75, 81
1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 15, 19
3, 6, 14, 19, 23, 25, 26
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Tu Dec 8 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
Tu Dec 15 PROJECT PRESENTATIONS



The preceding schedule is tentative. It is expected that we will follow it rather closely, but there will be minor deviations from time to time.