MA 2051A Ordinary Differential Equations B term 2005

Text: H. S. Bear, Differential Equations: A Concise Course

Professor: W. Farr, 105A Stratton, X5496, E-mail - bfarr
Office Hours: MWF 11-1,TR 9-11 or by appointment
Web page: http://www.math.wpi.edu/Course_Materials/MA2051AB05/

Goals for this Course

Course Structure

This course meets four times a week for lectures, where the basic concepts will be introduced. There is also one conference section per week.

Material to be covered

Week 1
Basics for a single, first order equation
Secs. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4
Week 2
Linear equations
Secs. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Week 3
More on linear equations
Secs. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Week 4
Undetermined coefficients, Laplace transform
Secs. 4.4, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Week 5
More on Laplace transform, systems of equations
Secs. 5.4, 7.1, 7.2
Week 6
Systems, Phase plane analysis
Secs. 7.7, Class notes
Week 7
Overflow and Existence and Uniqueness
Secs. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
William W. Farr
2005-10-25