 
Summary: MATH 411 SPRING 2001
Ordinary Differential Equations
Schedule # 749025 TR 01:0002:15 316 Boucke
Instructor: Alexander Alekseenko, 328 McAllister, 8651984, alekseen@math.psu.edu
The course will be an introduction to ordinary differential equations. During the classes
basic concepts of theory will be illustrated by great number of examples. The emphasis will be
taken to practical skills of solving but still the essential theoretical questions will be outlined.
The course aimed to provide a good navigation in modern theory and implementations of
ordinary differential equations.
Text. Ray Redhefer Differential equations: theory and applications. Jones and Bartlett
Publishers, Inc. (1991)
Grading. Your grade in the course will be based on the following: Homeworks  30%,
Midterm  30%, Final Exam  40%.
Homeworks. Homeworks will be assigned every 46 classes and due two or three weeks
later.
Examinations. Both examinations will take place in a classroom with limited time. Books,
notes, calculators, etc. will be allowed. The final exam will cover the entirety of material taught
in the class.
Syllabus
1. Introduction. Analysis of function behaviour. Differential equation. Basic procedures. Ex
