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Spring 2011-2012
* APC 350 / CEE 350 / MAT 350 (QR)  

Introduction to Differential Equations

Philippe H. Trinh

Whether you are interested in applied mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences, a strong foundation in differential equations will imbue you with a better understanding of the physical world. This course will introduce you to the basic theory and applications of ordinary and partial differential equations. It differs from other similar courses (e.g. MAT 301 & MAT 303) by striking a balance between theoretical issues (e.g. existence and uniqueness) and applied issues (e.g. numerical or analytical approximations). The main objective of this course is to provide you with an understanding and appreciation for both approaches.

Sample reading list:
Boyce & DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations & Boundary Value Problems
A. Jeffrey, Applied Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction
P. Collins, Differential and Integral Equations
S. Howison, Practical Applied Mathematics
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
See Instructor.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 50%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Multivariable Calculus (e.g. MAT 201 or 203)..

Other information:
Typed course notes are provided. Students will also be taught how to use MATLAB and other numerical languages to study differential equations (no prior experience is required). Students can take Linear Algebra concurrently.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41201 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Lewis Library   134   Enrolled:15 Limit:30