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Elementary Differential Equations

Course Description

This is an introductory course in concepts and applications of differential equations. Topics include classical methods of solving first- and higher-order differential equations, mathematical models for phenomena such as growth and decay, chemical reactions, motion of a body, spring-mass systems and electric circuits, qualitative and numerical aspects of differential equations, and systems of differential equations. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal, and algebraic. Computer software will be used extensively in class to gain a greater understanding of concepts as well as to consider non-routine problems. NOTE: This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer II terms. (Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH-273)