Dr. Neil Balmforth
COURSES
ODEs
This course provides an introduction to solution
methods for ODEs.
The syllabus:
I. Firstorder ODEs (integrating factors, separable equations)
II. Secondorder, 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.
Recommended texts:
Boyce and DiPrima,
``Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems''
E. Kreiszig, ``Advanced Engineering Mathematics''
Office hours: Mon 1pm, Wed 12pm, Fri 3pm
TA (Xiaowei Li)
office hours : Mon 10:3012:00 (LSK 300C), Thu 12:3014:00 (LSK 300B)
Webwork now online
Midterm 1: October 5.
Solution
Midterm 2: November 2
Background knowledge
Some terse notes
Notes  Oct 17
Notes  Oct 19
Sample midterm
