ProfessorDr. Vrushali Bokil
Office Hours: MF 1-1:50pm or by Appt.
Email:Click to email: bokilv at math dot oregonstate dot edu
Disclaimer: Due to the rapid and unprecedented switch to remote education, the instructor, Professor Bokil, reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus throughout the term. Modes of delivery, assessment methods, communication preferences, or other course items might change if we discover the technology does not meet our needs or better ideas emerge. Instructors will do their best to provide ample notice, but students are responsible for checking email regularly and for accommodating course changes.
Note: Outside of remote class and office hours, questions should be addressed via email. Emails will be answered during working hours between 9am-5pm. Depending on my schedule, emails may not get answered the same day. So please allow 24 hours for a response.
Course InformationTime: MWF 11:00-11:50 am.
Classroom: Remote (see CANVAS page for Zoom details) See this site for Zoom information.
Registration Details: Section 002, CRN 55291
Prerequisites: MTH 253 or (MTH 306 or 306H) or ((MTH 264 or 264H) and (MTH 265 or 265H)). A minimum grade of C- is required in these courses.
Recommended: Programming experience. Experience with MATLAB is a plus. Please contact me to discuss your background if you do not have the necessary prerequisites.
Required Textbook :
Handouts from Professor Bokil
Lectures: [AH] Authors
Professor Bokil's Homepage
Department of Mathematics
Oregon State University
Remote & Online Learning
Zoom, CANVAS information
Learning Outcomes: Students completing Math 351 will be able to:
Reading Assignments: Look at CANVAS modules for sections that will be covered in class for each lecture. Reading material will be assigned in class and on CANVAS. NOTE: While it may not be stated explicitly each day, students are expected to read each section to be covered before class. Questions not addressed during class time should be asked in (remote) office hours. Students are responsible for any material missed due to absence. Also note that, since this is a three credit course, students are expected to work at least 2-3 hours individually for every class meeting. Thus, each student should be spending at least 6-9 hours each week on this course.
Attendance: All students are expected to attend class remotely. Success in this course will depend on your attendance and participation in class activities. Written and Computational Homework assignments, Worksheets, Midterm and Final Exams are due as pdf uploads on CANVAS and have to be turned in by each individual student themselves. Please see the grading and makeup policies below. Please let me know ASAP of any difficulties that you may have in participating remotely, and/or turning in assignments online on the CANVAS site for this class.
MATLAB The programming language for this course is MATLAB. If you have not used this language before you will have time to understand the basics of MATLAB during the first few weeks of classes. A number of different introductory tutorials are available on my website. The textbook presents an introduction to MATLAB in Appendix D; and the programs in the text serve as further examples. Students are encouraged to modify these programs and to use them as models for writing their own MATLAB programs. Look at MATLAB resources for more help.
Course Grade Scale: The Grade for the course is determined by the grade on worksheets, the written and computational homework assignments, the midterm and final. Each letter grade below corresponds to grades scored between the lower limit (including) and less than the upper limit (excluding).
|A||90 - 100%|
|A-||87 - 90%|
|B+||84 - 87%|
|B||80 - 84%|
|B-||77 - 80%|
|C+||74 - 77%|
|C||70 - 74%|
|C-||67 - 70%|
|D+||64 - 67%|
|D||60 - 64%|
|D-||57 - 60%|
Technology Policy & Unauthorized recording and use Policy:
I expect that each student will be present and engaged remotely during class
time, unless there are circumstances beyond the students control. When remotely present, please refrain from any distracting and inappropriate behavior in the online classroom out of respect for your classmates and your instructor.
Recording and/or dissemination of instructional content (for example, using the camera on your cell phones) is prohibited, unless express permission of the instructor is obtained for an approved accommodation.
Contacting Dr. Bokil: The best way to contact me is via direct email or message through CANVAS. Best place/time for questions is during (remote) office hours. If you are unable to make it to (remote) office hours you may email your questions to me or set up an appointment. You can expect a response within 24 hours. Do not expect an immediate response. I may not be able to answer any homework questions sent via email after 5pm on workdays and between 5pm on Friday and 8am on the subsequent Monday. Please keep this in mind and start working on assignments in a timely manner.
Getting Help: Short questions can be asked during class. Longer questions should be asked during regular (remote) office hours. Appointments can also be made at other times, and you can reach me by email. Help for prerequisite material (MTH 256, MTH 341) is available at the Mathematics & Statistics Learning Center (MSLC) which provides help for all lower division mathematics courses, and will be providing remote help during Spring 2020. Additional resources for prerequisite material can be found at the Get Help in Your OSU Math Classes site.
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