This is the beginning study of the solution of differential equations with emphasis on both analytic and numerical solutions. Topics include first and second order differential equations and their solutions, series solutions, Laplace transforms, linear equations of higher order, numerical solutions or ordinary differential equations using Euler's method, and the use of Eigenvalue methods to solve linear systems. In addition, this course emphasizes the development of differential equations as mathematical models for a variety of practical applications. The course will include several major projects outside of class.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017