Dave
Trautman

Thompson 324 trautmand

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

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

There will be 720 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 15
ten-point quizzes or written assignments. All your scores will count but these
activities will only contribute 120 points to the total. It is theoretically
possible you will score 125% in this category. That is unlikely, but you should
do well. Note there are no makeups on in-class quizzes.

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 written assignments or quizzes.
If you miss an exam due to (what I consider) a valid excuse you may take the
make-up exam on Tuesday, 25 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. If your excuse involves an event not listed in
Special Orders please give me the name of the person who is in charge of the
event.

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

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 I began using a much different syllabus in the
spring of 2017 so only spring 2017 and summer 2017 has syllabi that match up
well with our syllabus. Before each of our 100-point exams this semester remind
me to email an electronic version of the exam from a year ago, so you may work
an exam without answers. (You can check answers later at the course site from a
year ago.)

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 3:00 to 4:00 on Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 to 2:30
Tuesday and Thursday, and 10:30 to 11:30 on Friday. I spend a lot more time
than that in my office. On most days I will spend all
afternoon in my office.