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: Tues 1pm, Thurs 1pm
The TA: Hyunju Kwon
(hkwon at math.ubc.ca); email them for assistance with WebWork.
Additional (TA) office hours: Wednesday at 4pm, Auditorium Annex 129
Background knowledge
Fun with complex numbers
Notation and more
Some terse notes
Coursework involves Webwork, which must be accessed via Canvas: login using your CWL, then
click on Assignments and Webworking
Midterm1 date (Section 201): 5th February
Sample midterm 1
Sample midterm 2
Solutions
Last year's midterm
THE midterm
Worked solution
Lecture notes I
Lecture notes II
Lecture notes III
Lecture notes IV
Lecture notes V
Midterm2 date (Section 201): 14th March
Sample midterm 1
Sample midterm 2
Terse solutions summary
Last year's midterm
And its solution
THE midterm, plus solution
Lecture notes VI
Lecture notes VII
Sample finals
Solutions  solution to 1 in part I of
"more final problems" is (b) not (a)
Watch out for helpful typos in answers for b_n, that are
cleverly desgined to enhance your learning experience
Two more sample finals,
some quick solutions
