Fall 2008: Math 265, Section 103: Linear Differential Equations

Instructor: Dr. Jessica Conway.
Office hours: Mathematics Annex, Room 1110 - Mondays 12-1pm, Wednesdays 5:15-7:15pm.
Drop in tutorial hours: Thursdays 4-5:30pm and Fridays 3-4:30pm, at Level 3 of the Barber Learning Centre (IBLC).
Email: conway (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca
Phone: (604)822-6754

Text: Boyce and Diprima, Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems, 8th edition.
We will cover sections 1.1-3, 2.1-3, 3.1-6,8,9, 6.1-6, 7.1-6,9.

Important Dates:

  • Midterm test 1: Monday, October 20th
  • Midterm test 2: Monday, November 17th
  • Final exam: TBA


  • The breakdown of marks between course elements will be as follows: Final exam: 50%. Midterms: 20% each. HW, quizzes and other activities: 10%.
  • Missing a midterm normally results in a mark of 0. Exceptions may be granted in two cases: prior consent of the instructor or a medical emergency. In the latter case, the instructor must be notified within 48 hours of the missed test, and presented with a doctor's note immediately upon the student's return to UBC. No make-up midterms will be given.
  • Term marks may be scaled up or down on a classwide basis, depending on performance on the final exam. This is to ensure fairness across both sections of the course.


  • Homework will be regularly assigned and must be turned in on time.
  • Late homework will not be accepted.

    Homework 1 (due in class on September 17th): PROBLEMS SOLUTIONS
    Homework 2 (due in class on September 24th): PROBLEMS
    Homework 3 (due in class on October 6th): PROBLEMS


    HELP with method of undetermined coefficients: Table of potential particular solutions

    Other sections

    Section 101 (Coombs)


    Jessica Conway / Department of Mathematics / University of British Columbia
    Last modified: Thurs Sept 4 14:15:15 PDT 2008