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Min Wu
MATH 307
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Differential Equations

Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either MATH 125 or MATH 145. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course begins a three-quarter sequence covering linear algebra and differential equations, two very practical branches of mathematics used extensively throughout the sciences, engineering, computation, economics, and many other fields. Math 307 begins the study of ordinary differential equations. Students will likely have seen them before during their introductory calculus course; we will treat them in far more detail and learn many new tricks to solve them. The focus is on practical problem-solving rather than theory; students need only a background in basic calculus, but should be ready to do a lot of integration.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Math 124, 125, 126

Class assignments and grading

Homework weekly. Two midterms and a final.


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Last Update by Min Wu
Date: 04/02/2013