Dave Trautman

Thompson 324 953-5043 trautmand

Cell: 843-870-3769 dathoove@yahoo.com

This is the
website for MATH 234, *Applied Engineering Mathematics I*. The text is *Advanced
Engineering Mathematics* (fifth edition), by Dennis G. Zill
and Warren S. Wright. We will cover parts of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 10,
as shown in the daily
syllabus.

There will
be 750 points of credit in the course. There are four 100-point exams and a
200-point cumulative final exam, as shown in the daily syllabus. There will also be 18
ten-point quizzes. I will count your highest 15 scores. This makes for a total
of 750 points.

Here are the
answers to the first exam.

Here are the answers to the second exam.

Here are the answers to the third exam.

Here are the answers to the fourth exam.

I will
organize Problem of the Week. You will receive four points for each problem
correctly worked.

There will
be no make-ups on quizzes. If you miss a quiz that will be
one of the three that I don't count for you. If you miss an exam due to
(what I consider) a valid excuse you may take the make-up exam on Tuesday, 29
April. This make-up exam will be cumulative. If you will miss an exam for a
scheduled event (such as an athletic event) you can take the exam early. Guard
duty is not an acceptable excuse for missing an exam.

There will
be no use of electronic devices (such as cell phones or iPods) during exams.

You have four options for taking the final
exam, as shown in the daily
syllabus. You do not need to tell me of your choice beforehand. Do
not talk about the exam with anyone, even another student who has already taken
the exam, until 1:00 Saturday afternoon.

Grading will
be 90 to 100 percent is an A, 80 to 90 percent is a B, 70 to 80 percent is a C,
60 to 70 percent is a D, and anything below 60 percent is a D. I may make a
slight adjustment at the end ("curve") but don't expect much of a
break.

You must
have a calculator which can compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices
and algebraically solve some differential equations. The TI-89 certainly is
good, as is the related TI-Nspire, and so is the
HP-49. There are some exam problems which really will require a calculator,
either because of the time involved, or the difficulty of obtaining the
solution by hand.

If you check
my course syllabi page you will notice links to other
sections of MATH 234 which I have taught. These pages do have exams with answers,
and you may use these as study guides. Please note that some of these other
sections were based on different syllabi and a different book, so use them at
your own risk.

The daily syllabus
show some practice problems for most class days. You do not have to hand in
these problems. You are to do them to see if you understand the course
material. We will go over most of these problems in the next class period. You
should do these problems before the next class period.

If you need
help please come in and see me. My office hours are 2:00 to 3:00 on Monday,
Tuesday, and Thursday, and 1:00 to 2:00 on Wednesday and Friday. I spend a lot
more time than that in my office. On most days I will spend all afternoon in my
office. I will also spend one night per week in my office from 7:00 to 9:00.
(That night will vary from week to week but will usually be a Monday, Tuesday,
or Thursday.)

**There will be no food or drink (except water) in the classroom.**