MATH 044. Differential Equations
An introduction to differential equations that has a more theoretical and rigorous flavor than MATH 043 and is intended for students who enjoy delving into the mathematics behind the techniques. It introduces the key ideas of ordinary differential equations in a more conceptual, dynamical as well as computational framework. Topics include existence and non-existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence of solutions on data, qualitative behavior of solutions such as asymptotic behavior and stability, as well as boundary value problems and bifurcation. Numerical and computational methods will be used throughout as appropriate. Linear and nonlinear systems will be considered. Additional topics depend on the interests of the instructor and students. The department recommends that majors take MATH 044.
Prerequisite: Either credit for, or placement out of, MATH 027 or MATH 028 and a grade of C or better in one of MATH 033 , MATH 034 , or MATH 035 ; or a grade of B or better in MATH 027 or MATH 028 and concurrent enrolledment in one MATH 034 or MATH 035 ; or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering.
Eligible for COGS
Spring 2023. Staff.
Spring 2024. Staff.
Spring 2025. Barranca.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics
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