Ordinary Differential Equations

7.5 credits

It is good for you to solve differential equations! Already Newton knew that.

The main focus of this course is to study systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Many classical second order one-dimensional ODEs can be written in this form. This approach not only gives a systematic way to solve ODEs, but also helps to clarify qualitative properties. Important applications are given in various fields such as mechanics, electro-science, population dynamics, and meteorology.

Both linear systems and non-linear systems are studied, in particular two-dimensional systems.


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