MATH 238: Introduction to Differential Equations
 Description
 Solutions of first order and second order differential equations, elementary existence results, fundamentals of some operational and transform methods of solution, power series solutions, 2 x 2 systems, elementary numerical methods. An introduction to modelling will arise through the use of examples from the physical and biological sciences, economics and social sciences, engineering. Examples will include: population models, mechanical vibrations, Kepler's problem, predatorprey models.
 Credit units
 3
 Term description
 1(3L1.5P)
 College
 Arts and Science
 Department
 Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite(s)
 (MATH 110 and 116) or (MATH 121 or MATH 125; and MATH 128) or (MATH 123 and MATH 124).

Note:
 Students intending to enter an honours or double honours program are encouraged to take this course.