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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, predator-prey models.
Credit units
3
Term description
1(3L-1.5P)
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.