MATH 335 - Ordinary Differential Equations

Instructor: George Barrick

Spring Semester 2016



I’ll be teaching one section of Ordinary Differential Equations during Spring Semester 2016. To determine whether you are in fact enrolled in George Barrick’s section of this course, compare the course information in your schedule to see whether your section number of MATH 335 has the call number (10606). Section (10606) meets at 15:30 MW in UAWC 205.

Information you might need to get in touch with me follows:

Phone: (330)684-8750 e-mail: g_barrick_at_yoo_akron_dot_edu
FAX: (330)684- web-site:
Office: 133 UAWC Office Hours: 08:50 - 09:50 MTWH
09:50 - 11:50 M   W   
11:50 - 12:50    T   H 
12:50 - 14:50 M   W   
also by appointment

For detailed information regarding my daily activities, see the plan page.


The text for Elementary Differential Equations (MATH 335) is edn. 10 of A First Course In Differential Equations w/ Modeling Applications by Dennis G. Zill (ISBN 97811-1182705-2). It’s available from UAkron Bookstore.


A scientific calculator is required for this course. The recommended calculators are TI-82, TI-92, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-89 and TI-89 Titanium, though any graphing calculator that has some programming capabilities should suffice. Please do not use a TI-nSpire for this course. The recommended calculators may be used on tests and on the Final Examination. Calculators, cell phones, PDA’s or laptop computers that might either store text notes or host wireless network links may not be used during quizzes or tests.


Five short homework assignments that require more careful write-ups will be turned in for 30 points each. These assignments may involve some graphing and numerical computations, and students are required to submit these in a timely fashion in the form of written or typed hardcopy.

Final Examination

The final examination meets on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 16:00 - 17:55 p.m. in room UAWC 205. All of the information presented here, as well as more detailed things regarding grading policies etc. can be found in the class syllabus and the class schedule

MATH 335 Homework Archive

All of the homeworks will be posted here within a few days after they’ve occurred in class. All students are encouraged to look through these old homeworks as a study guide.