MATH 201 - Differential Equations
(Sections EU1 and EV1, Winter 2019)

Time and Location

Section EU1

Time: MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am
Room: CAB 243

Section EV1

Time: MWF 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Room: CAB 243


Dr. Arno Berger (CAB 683,

Office hours

MWF 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment


A PDF document containing all you want to know about this semester's version of MATH 201 is available here.

Material covered in class (Course Diary)

I plan to keep an up-to-date list of the topics, examples etc. covered in class. Unless stated otherwise, reference numbers refer to our textbook, W.E. Boyce and R.C. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, henceforth abbreviated as [BDP].

Lecture # Date Material covered / special events Remarks/ additional material
MATH 201 !!

Labs start 14 Jan (i.e., NEXT week!).
1 Mon 7
Introduction - What is a
Differential Equation (DE)?
[BDP] Ch. 1.

Please review the material
from first-year calculus, as needed.
2 Wed 9
Initial value problems (IVP) and Boundary value problems (BVP).
First order ODE.
[BDP] Sec. 2.2.
3 Fri
11 Jan
Separable equations.
Separable equations in disguise.
[BDP] Sec. 2.2.
      Notes Week #1.


Three words about cheating:

    Don't Do It !!

Midterm test

The midterm test will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Details will be announced in class and on this website.

Final exam

The final exam will be held on Friday, April 12th, 2019. More information regarding the final will be provided later, both in class and on this website.

Other material

A free textbook that covers the material of MATH 201 (and much more) is W.F. Trench, Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems; it contains LOTS of practice problems and is available here.

Need help? The Decima Robinson Support Centre in CAB 528 offers free drop-in help sessions, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It's a great, friendly place, though quite busy at times.