Dr. Neil Balmforth
This course provides an introduction to solution
methods for ODEs.
I. First-order ODEs (integrating factors, separable equations)
II. Second-order, constant coefficient ODEs (real, repeated and complex
roots; homogeneous and inhomogeneous)
III. Systems of ODEs
IV. Laplace Transform methods
V. Fourier series
VI. Solution of partial differential equations by separation of variables
Assessment will involve coursework (homework problems) and examination.
Boyce and DiPrima,
``Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems''
E. Kreiszig, ``Advanced Engineering Mathematics''
Office hours: Mon 1pm, Wed 12pm, Fri 3pm
Remember: work him hard
TA Office hours: TUE 3pm-4pm and THU 4pm-5pm at LSK 300 (the room next to the Math Learning Center).
There will be no lecture on Friday Sep 22
Midterm 1: October 6
Midterm 2: November 3
Fun with complex numbers
Notation and more
Some terse notes
Lecture notes for lectures 1-3
Lecture notes for lectures 4-5
Lecture notes for lectures 6-10
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