Math 2214 Course Homepage

This page is a collection of resources (handouts, software, helpful advice etc.) for students who are taking Math 2214. The page is meant to provide a reference to available resources; it is not meant to be a set of course notes, study guide or tutorial. The page is maintained by Michael Renardy.

Send comments on this webpage and wish lists for additions to renardym@math.vt.edu.

Announcements.

List of suggested homework assignments.

Online quizzes

Links:

You log in to the practice quiz system with your Virginia Tech PID and Password, and log off when you are finished practicing. This server has no connection to the testing server, which means that you will not risk losing any graded work if you forget to quit your browser. It also means that these practice problems will not be available when you view past tests. If you want to review your practice quiz problems later, you can mark up to 30 individual problems using the link below each graded practice problem. There is a link to your list of marked problems available anytime you are in the practice problem system.

Fall break: Quizzes with Friday or weekend deadlines will have their deadline postponed to Monday, October 22. If there is another quiz the following week, it will start on Tuesday, October 23.

Thanksgiving break: Quizzes with weekend deadlines will have their deadlines postponed to Monday, November 26. If there is another quiz the following week, it will start on Tuesday, November 27. Quizzes with weekday deadlines which start the week before the break will be available for two weeks.

Pathways assessment

For the first time this fall, we have to assess pathways goals in this course. The online quiz system will be used for this purpose. If your instructor gives graded online quizzes, three quizzes during the semester will be set by the course coordinator using questions chosen for this purpose. They will be given on the same schedule as your other quizzes and will be graded the same way. If your instructor does not give his/her own online quizzes, you will be given only the pathways quizzes with a deadline on a Wednesday. These quizzes will count for a total of 5% of the grade.

Final exam schedule:

11:05 am - 1:05 pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The first half of this is the common time final and the second half is your instructor's part of the final exam. Please note that common time finals are usually not in the same room as your class. Rooms will be announced near the end of the semester.

Why should I study this stuff?

Click here for a list of courses which require either 2214 or more advanced differential equations courses such as 4544 and 4564 as a prerequisite.

Tutoring

Tutoring is available in McB 240 Sunday through Thursday 5-9 pm. The lab provides help with 1000 and 2000 level VT math courses on a walk-in basis and is staffed by undergraduate and graduate student tutors. Students requesting help should bring a laptop, printed questions, their textbook, or their class notes with them. See this web site for further information. See also this web site for additional information on tutoring.

Recent common time finals in PDF format:

- Fall 2012
- Spring 2013
- Fall 2013
- Spring 2014
- Fall 2014
- Spring 2015
- Fall 2015
- Spring 2016
- Fall 2016
- Spring 2017
- Fall 2017
- Spring 2018

Matlab resources for Math 2214.

This link gives access to a few Mathematica notebooks which explain how to use Mathematica for solving differential equations. For example, direction fields, DSolve, numerical solutions etc.

Provides links to other course supplements, e.g. handouts covering material that is useful in the course but not covered in the text.

Web pages for individual sections during Fall 2018: