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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Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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