Math 2930: Differential Equations for Engineers
Spring 2018

NOTE: These pages are currently preliminary and incomplete! This notice will be removed when that is no longer true.

Lecture times & Locations:
                MWF 11:15-12:05 in OLH 155
                MWF 12:20-1:10 in OLH 155


Course Information

Instructor: Jason Manning
Office: 573 Malott
email: jfmanning at math dot cornell dot edu
Office hours: TBA

Boyce, DiPrima, and Meade, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 11th Edition

We will be covering most of
Chapters 1-5 and Chapter 10.

Prelims and Final

There will be two evening prelims and one final exam. As the dates near, more information, including the location of the prelims, can be found here.

Prelim 1 — Thursday, February 22nd
Prelim 2 — Thursday, April 19th
Final Exam — Thursday, May 15th, 2pm-4:30pm

It is the student's responsibility to resolve any prelim or exam conflicts well in advance of the test. In such cases an earlier exam is given on the same day at the department pre-arranged conflict time, 5:00 PM. Conflicts that aren't resolved by this rescheduled time will be considered on a case by case basis. Talk to your TA about conflicting exams.

There will be no make-up prelims given after the original scheduled time.

If you are very ill or have a serious emergency on a the day of a prelim or the final exam, you should contact Jason Manning (email above) as soon as possible. (You risk getting an 'F' on a prelim (or the exam) if you miss the prelim for any reason and then try to explain later.)


Your final grade will be based on the midterms, final, and recitation as follows:

Prelim 1 20%
Prelim 2 25%
Recitation 15%
Final 40%

Your recitation grade will be based on your homework and quizzes.

Email Policy

The number of students in this course means that emailing the instructor is not the best mode of communication for most matters. Try first to resolve the issue with your TA. If this fails, try next to resolve your issue with the Head TA (Frederick De Keersmaeker). Please only email the instructor in cases of emergency.

Disability Services

Students with Disabilities: Your access in this course is important. Please give your TA your Student Disability Services (SDS) accommodation letter early in the semester so that we have adequate time to arrange your approved academic accommodations. If you need an immediate accommodation for equal access, please speak with me after class or send an email message to me and/or SDS at If the need arises for additional accommodations during the semester, please contact SDS.

SDS is located on level 5 of Cornell Health, 110 Ho Plaza, 607-254-4545,

Academic Integrity

Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work. More information about this code is at