A first course in ordinary differential equations. First order equations and applications, linear equations with constant coefficients, linear systems, Laplace transforms, numerical methods of solution. Prereq: MATH 223.
We will cover most of the material in chapters 1–3 of the textbook, and selected topics from chapters 4–7.
Students may work together on homework. However, each student must figure out how to write up his or her own solution to be turned in. That means for example that you and a friend may figure out together how to prove a statement, but the written-out solutions you turn in should not be verbatim copies of each other.
All homework assignments are due at 4 p.m. on the listed date. I will not answer questions about homework due on the day it is due. You should deal with any questions you have before then.