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math 251: Introduction to Differential Equations (3)

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites: MATH 242

Course Description: This is an introductory course to differential equations with a focus on theory and applications of ordinary differential equations. Three hours of lecture per week.

Required reading/Textbook: A first course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications.  Dennis G. Zill 2016.

Learning Objectives: On completion of the course the student is expected to have a working knowledge of techniques used to solve linear ordinary differential equations of one dependent variable.

Major Assignments/Exams

  1. Homework
  2. Quizzes
  3. Exams
  4. Final exam

List Discussion/Lecture Topics

  1. First-order differential equations and their applications
  2. Linear Differential equations of higher order and their applications
  3. Laplace transform
  4. Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations

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