MATH 44: Differential Equations


Mathematics Department, Swarthmore College, Spring 2011



Professor: Victor Donnay

Lecture: MW 9:00 – 10:20                         



Office: SC  #143


Phone: (SC) 610 957 6292,

(BMC) 610-526-5352


Office Hours: MW 10:30 – 11:30 and by appointment.



1.       Course Syllabus


2.       Course “Play by Play: gives a summary of the topics covered in each class and the hw assignment.




Fish Simulation Game: Will take place in Rm. 354 (Math Dept computer lab) in the Park Science Building at Bryn Mawr:

-           Wednesday February 16th, from 7 – 10 pm

-           Sunday February 20th from 7 – 10 pm.


Van from Swarthmore to Bryn Mawr:

Wed evening: Leave Swarthmore at 6:20 PM               Arrive Bryn Mawr: 6:50 PM

Sunday evening: Leave Swarthmore at 5:10 PM          Arrive Bryn Mawr: 5:45 PM  


Prof Donnay will get a van from Bryn Mawr. He will take Swarthmore students back to Swarthmore after the Wed event. He will drive Swarthmore students round trip on Sunday.





Textbook: The bookstore has now ordered the text

Differential Equations by Blanchard, Devaney, and Hall, 3nd edition, published by Brooks/Cole.


Math Clinic: There will be Math Clinics on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7-10pm in the Math/Stat Lounge. Clinics will begin on Sunday night. Most of the clinicians should be able to help students with Math 44.


DETools for PCs. There is a glitch with loading the software from the CD onto PC computers. However, there are ways to fix this that you can find at the following website:


Quiz Resubmit Instructions: If you get less than perfect on the quiz, you are welcome to redo the problem(s) you got wrong and resubmit your work. If correct it will be given full credit. You must staple your new work to your original quiz sheet and submit both together (so I can see that you have fixed your earlier mistake). You must also write briefly what your mistake was and what you need to remember so you will not repeat this mistake again. If this explanation is not included, you will not be credited with additional points.