Summer 2017: MTH 165

General Information

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  1. CRN: 11428
    • Wayne Peng
    • Office: Hylan 717
    • Class Location: Hylan 1106B
    • Class Meetings: MTR 5:45-8:00p, F 3:00-5:15p
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: M 2:00 - 4:00p, W 2:30 - 4:00p and by appointment
  2. CRN: 21652
    • Shouman Das
    • Office: Hylan 713
    • Class Location: Hylan 1106A
    • Class Meetings: MTR 5:45-8:00p, F 5:00-7:15p
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: W 3:30-5:30p, M 8:00-9:00p and by appointment


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

Course Philosophy:

This is an 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 office hours.


Differential Equations and Linear Algebra by Stephen W. Goode and Scott A. Annin (4th Edition) 

Evaluation and Grading:

There will be two midterms and one final exam. Homework will be assigned in the form of WeBWorK. Your grade will be determined by the following weights:

Academic Honesty:

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

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

Further Information:

If you have an academic need related to a disability, arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. For information, please contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. To be granted alternate testing accommodations, you must fill out forms with CETL at least seven days before each and every exam.

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