Differential Equations -- Fall 2016
Information about the second exam
The second exam will be given in
class on Friday, 11/4, and will cover the following:
On Tuesday, 11/1, class will be
dedicated to reviewing for the exam. To get the most out of this
review session, you should get started on your studying well before
The expectations on this exam will be similar to those for the first
exam: you should be able to demonstrate understanding and proper use of
concepts, definitions, theorems, notation, terminology, and the various
kinds of graphs we have used. And of course you should be able to
use established procedures to solve problems.
The review problems on the assignment sheet may help you prepare.
You are not required to do them all, but they are types of problems
that would be reasonable to include on an exam. In addition, here
is a sample exam. It has a
sample of questions of various types, but is not intended as a
comprehensive review. There will certainly be questions on the
exam that are not like the ones on the sample, and vice versa.
Portfolios will be reviewed again at this exam, so please remember to
bring yours to class, and also remember to take it with you after the
Section 3.6 is not covered on this exam, but you should study it on
your own. An assignment from the section is due on 11/11, but you
should work on it before class on 11/8, when time will be
provided for discussing any questions you have. Also, don't
forget that the second lab project is due on 11/8.