Elementary Differential Equations I /
Ordinary Differential Equations
UBC MATH 215/255, Section 102, SeptemberDecember 2014
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All uncollected homework and exams are placed in folders in a box
outside of my office door.
 We skip transfer functions (§6.2.4) and integral equations
(§6.3.3 and part of §6.2.5) in all exams.
References:
 Textbook: Notes on
Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers, by Jiri Lebl, (online
and free, there is a link to affordable paperback), and a new draft of Chapter 8 on
nonlinear systems
 supplementary text:
Differential
Equations and Their Applications, 4th Ed., by Martin Braun
(accessible from inside UBC or via VPN). We will follow Braun's section 1.9
for the topic on exact equations.
 supplementary text:
A First Course in Differential Equations, 2nd Ed.,
by J. David Logan
(accessible from inside UBC or via VPN)
 optional:
Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems,
by W. E. Boyce and R. C. DiPrima,
(a nice classical book, ANY version is fine)
Lecture Time & Location: Mon Wed Fri 9:00am, LSK 200.
Instructor: Dr. TaiPeng Tsai, Math building
room 109, phone 6048222591, ttsai at math.ubc.ca.
Office hours: Mon 45:15pm, Tue 11am12:15pm, and by appointment
(Tsai's schedule).
Other sections:
101
(Henriot),
103 (Shih),
104
(Dontsev), and
105 (Zhao)
Notes:
Resources:
Calendar description:
MATH 215: Firstorder equations; linear equations; linear systems; Laplace
transforms; numerical methods; trajectory analysis of plane nonlinear
systems. Applications of these topics will be emphasized.
MATH 255: Review of linear systems; nonlinear equations and applications;
phase
plane analysis; Laplace transforms; numerical methods.
Prerequisite: One of MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105, MATH 121, SCIE 001 and
one of MATH 152, MATH 221, MATH 223.
Corequisite: One of MATH 200, MATH 217, MATH 226, MATH 253, MATH 263.
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