Math Methods Phys Sci II
Spring 2018, Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, 8:50am -- 9:40am; MSB 115
Instructor: Jing Li
This course focuses on developing a toolbox of mathematical methods for tackling problems arising in
Physical Sciences. This course covers Vector Analysis, Solving Ordinary Differential Equations,
Fourier Series/Transform, and Solving Partial Differential Equations.
Office: 360 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Phone: (330) 672-9111
Office hours: Mon/Wed/Thur: 12pm--1:40pm.
MATH 22005; and MATH 21001 or MATH 32051.
Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, Third Edition, Mary L. Boas. ISBN: 978-0-471-19826-0
Learning outcomes of this course can be found through the link
Homework will be assigned after each lecture and will be posted on Blackboard. Homework assigned in the
previous week will be collected each Monday in class, or submitted through Blackboard if you prefer.
Homework will not be graded, and solution will be posted on Blackboard. Each homework submission will win you one point (up to 10 points) to your
There will be five quizzes (count 20 points towards your final points),
four midterm exams (40 points total), and the final exam (30 points). The quizzes and midterm exams will
typically be scheduled on Friday in class. The final exam time is
Wednesday, May 9, 10:15am--12:30pm.
Points earned from your homework, quizzes, and exams, will be posted on your Blackboard. The final letter
grade will be posted through FlashLine after the final exam.
The official registration deadline for this course is January 21, 2018.
University policy requires all students to be officially
registered in each class they are attending. Students who are not
officially registered for a course by published deadlines should not be
attending classes and will not receive credit or a grade for the
course. Each student must confirm enrollment by checking his/her
class schedule (using Student Tools in FlashFast) prior to the deadline
indicated. Registration errors must be corrected prior to the
Your points earned from Homework (10), quizzes (20), midterm exams (40), and final exam (30), give your
final points, which determines your letter grade:
A (90 or above); B (80 or above); C (70 or above); D (60 or above); F (less than 60).
The last day to withdraw is March 25, 2018.
Other important Registrar dates can be found
STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY POLICY: University
policy 3342-3-01.3 requires that students with disabilities be provided
reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course
content. If you have a documented disability and require
accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the
semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom
adjustments. Please note, you must first verify your eligibility
for these through Student Accessibility Services (contact 330-672-3391
or visit www.kent.edu/sas for
more information on registration procedures).
ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND PROCEDURES
REGARDING STUDENT CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:
University policy 3342-3-01.8 deals with the problem of academic
dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism. None of these will be tolerated in this
class. The sanctions provided in this policy will be used to deal with any
violations. For more information, refer to