Math 220 - Applied Differential Equations
TR 1:00 - 2:15. SNOW 120
Terry Soo, Snow 507
Office hours: Tuesday 4:15 - 5:15, Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30
Linear ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, systems of equations, and applications.
Differential equations are used to model many physical phenomenon. We will introduce classical techniques for solving differential equations; in addition, we will also very briefly touch upon the use of modern computational software in solving differential equations.
MATH 122 or MATH 142, or MATH 126 or MATH 146 with grade of C- or higher; previous or concurrent enrollment in MATH 290 or MATH 291 recommended. Not open to students with credit in MATH 320.
Introduction to differential equations
Octave and direction fields and numerical methods
First order differential equations
Second order differential equations
Systems of first order differential equations
Subject to revision
Midterm I 10% (September 25)
Textbook: Boyce and DiPrima (any edition).
Introduction to Octave
Separable differential equations
Exact differential equations
Autonomous differential equations
First order theory and practice
Characteristic equation for second order linear differential equations
Some theory for second order linear differential equations
The non-homoegenous case
Laplace transform I
Laplace transform II