Summer 2016: MTH 165

General Information


Class Meetings: Monday-Thursday, 5:45-8:00 in Hylan 1106A

Prerequisites: Differential and Integral Calculus (as taught in MTH 141-143, 161-162, or equivalent)

Course Philosophy:

This is a introductory course on linear algebra and its applications to solving differential equations, building on the material covered two semesters of calculus. This course can be challenging at times, and especially as a summer course, it will move very fast. It will require time commitment. Proficiency will be achieved only by hard work and massive problem solving. Please take full advantage of my office hours.


Differential Equations and Linear Algebra by Stephen Goode and Scott Annin (3rd Edition)


Incomplete “I” grades are almost never given. The only justification is a documented serious medical problem or a genuine personal/family emergency. Falling behind in this course or problems with workload on other courses are not acceptable reasons.

Academic Honesty:

All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy.

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The use of electronic devices (including calculators), books, or notes is prohibited during examinations.