


Course: Math 417
Instructor: Prof. Joe Borzellino
Time: MW 4:10–6:00pm, Mathematics & Science 38201
Office Hours: M 2:00pm3:00pm W 2:00pm3:00pm, (or by appt) in FOE 25302
Phone: 756–5192
E–Mail: jborzell
Web Page: http://www.calpoly.edu/~jborzell/index.html
Text: Robinson, An Introduction to Dynamical Systems
Chapters Covered: As much as possible
Your grade for the course will be determined by a cumulative point total weighted as follows:
Homework 33% Midterm 1 33% Final Exam 34%
Important: YOU MUST TAKE THE FINAL EXAM TO PASS THE CLASS!
The dates for the midterms are as follows:
Midterm: Wednesday, May 5
Final Exam: Monday, June 7, 4:10pm–7:00pm.
NOTE: All exams and quizzes are CLOSED book. Calculators, notes and books will not be allowed. There are NO makeup exams. If an emergency situation arises which will cause you to miss an exam or quiz, you must contact me BEFORE the exam or quiz is given. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Possible penalties include a failing grade for the course.
Homework and Quizzes: I will be assigning homework on a regular basis. Most will be from the book and maybe a few will be custombuilt. It will be collected and graded. What I will be looking for is clear and understandable (and correct) solutions to the homework problems. If you make a claim in the solution to a problem, you should be able to justify it (this includes clearly explaining your reasoning to peers in front of the board!). Learning how to write up a clear and precise arguments will be one of the primary goals of the course.
Other Dates to Remember:
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (Wednesday)
May 31 Memorial Day (Monday)

