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
Midterm dates (Section 201): 5th February, 14th March
Lecture notes I
Lecture notes II
Lecture notes III
