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I am an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at MSRI for the program in Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory. Previously, I was at the University of New South Wales where I completed my Ph. D. with Daniel Chan. I am a webmaster for the Australian Mathematical Society Careers webpage. I am a lurker on Mathoverflow.

I work on problems in algebra with geometric flavour. Some keywords relevant to my research: maximal orders, Azumaya algebras, minimal model program, Brauer group/Brauer pair, Hopf algebras, Artin-Schelter regular algebra, McKay correspondence.

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Introduction to Differential Equations (Math 307A/C)
Autumn 2014

Office hour: TBA

Course Information

Text: William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 9th Edition
Classes (A): Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30-10:20am Benson Hall 117.
Classes (C): Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30-11:20am Loew Hall 205.
Syllabus: http://www.math.washington.edu/Undergrad/courses/307/307syl.php

Assessment

Homework (20%): Homework will be submitted online on Catalyst, due one week after it is posted. There will be weekly homework starting week 2, except for midterm week (TBA) and the last week of quarter. The lowest score will not count towards your final grade. Only 2 or 3 questions will be marked each week, but you get credit for attempting all assigned questions. You are encouraged to work in groups for the homework assignments, but each person must write up their own solutions. Assigned questions will be posted on this webpage.

  • HW0, this is for practice and review only, and will not be graded.
  • HW1 Due 10th October 2014.
  • HW2 Due 20th October 2014.
  • HW3 Due 10th November 2014.
  • Supplementary hw1 Due 14th November 2014.
  • hw4 Due 24th November 2014.

Summary of lectures.

A copy of the problems from the 9th edition of the textbook can be found here.

Midterm (30%): Midterm will be on the 27th October 2014. The midterm will cover everything in the summary file except for chapter 2.3 and reduction of order.

  • More information will be posted later.

Final (50%): The final exam will cover the sections not covered by the midterm. The final examination timetable can be found at http://www.washington.edu/students/reg/A2014exam.html.

  • More information will be posted later.

Examination policies

You are permitted one 8.5x11'' sheet of notes in both the midterm and final. Calculators and any other electronic devices will not be permitted in the midterm or the final.

Contact

Email: kenhchan@math.washington.edu

Office: Padelford Hall C-424.