Math 260: Differential Equations


Instructor Tanya Leise
Email tleise at amherst dot edu
Phone 542-5411
Office SMudd 503
Office hours

Feel free to drop in whenever my door is open, or make an appointment
Regular hours: MWF 11am-noon and 2-4pm; Tues 9am-noon

Text Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (available at Amherst Books and on reserve in Merrill Science Library)

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Attendance: You are to be in class and to be there on time. Cooperative learning is more effective and more fun than struggling through material on your own. If you do miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to obtain the material that you missed and to get your assignments handed in to me. Keep me informed of your status--if you are ill or will be going on a sports-related trip, for example, please send me an email as soon as possible letting me know the situation. I am much more willing to be lenient in extensions and such if you have kept me notified of your situation.


Questions: If you have a question during lecture, please raise your hand and ask it right away. Chances are that other students are wondering the same thing. If a question arises later, feel free to visit my office and we'll work through sample problems until you are comfortable with the mathematics.  Always feel free to ask me to slow down as well.


Grading:  Your course grade will be based on three exams (60% total), homework/worksheets/labs (20%), and a final project (20%).


Intellectual Responsibility


Homework Guidelines


Course Resources:

Don't struggle alone! You have many options for getting help with this course.


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