Fall 2023 - MATH 260 D100
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
Class Number: 2077
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2023
Thu, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
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Prerequisites:MATH 152 with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 155 or 158, with a grade of at least B; MATH 232 or 240, with a minimum grade of C-.
First-order differential equations, second- and higher-order linear equations, series solutions, introduction to Laplace transform, systems and numerical methods, applications in the physical, biological and social sciences. Students with credit for MATH 310 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.
- First-order differential equations
- Second- and higher-order linear equations
- Systems of first-order equations
- The Laplace transform
- Introduction to numerical methods and nonlinear systems
- Applications in the physical, biological and social sciences
- Assignments and Quizzes 20%
- 2 Midterm Exams (15% each) 30%
- Final Exam 50%
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Tutorial attendance is mandatory for this course.
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems with WileyPlus*
William E. Boyce; Richard C. DiPrima; Douglas B. Meade
12th Edition; 2021
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