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Applied Differential Equations


Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Systems of Equations, Applications


Elementary Differential Equations, Boyce & DiPrima, Wiley Custom Learning Solutions, 11th edition, 2017.


MATH 122 or MATH 142, or MATH 126 or MATH 146 with grade of C- or higher; previous or concurrent enrollment in MATH 290 or MATH 291 recommended. Not open to students with credit in MATH 320.

Credit Hours: 


1. Introduction

2. First Order Differential Equations

3. Second Order Linear Equations

6. The Laplace Transform

7. Systems of First Order Linear Equations

8. Numerical Methods*

9. Nonlinear Differential Equations and Stability*

Computer Applications, with Mathematica, Maple or Matlab*

*These and other topics at the instructor's discretion may be covered if time permits.

(Porter 2017 )

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