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Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Coursera)

In this introductory course on Ordinary Differential Equations, we first provide basic terminologies on the theory of differential equations and then proceed to methods of solving various types of ordinary differential equations. We handle first order differential equations and then second order linear differential equations. We also discuss some related concrete mathematical modeling problems, which can be handled by the methods introduced in this course.

The lecture is self contained. However, if necessary, you may consult any introductory level text

on ordinary differential equations. For example, “Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems by W. E. Boyce and R. C. DiPrima from John Wiley & Sons” is a good source for further study on the subject.

The course is mainly delivered through video lectures. At the end of each module, there will be a quiz consisting of several problems related to the lecture of the week.

Who is this class for: This course is recommended for undergraduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering and the social sciences who want to learn basic concepts and ideas of ordinary differential equations. Learners are required to know usual college level calculus including differential and integral calculus.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction

Graded: Quiz1

WEEK 2

First Order Differential Equation 1

Graded: Quiz2

WEEK 3

FIRST ORDER DEFERENTIAL EQUATION 2

Graded: Quiz 3

WEEK 4

Mathematical Modeling and Applications

Graded: Quiz4

WEEK 5

LINEAR SECOND ORDER EQUATIONS 1

Graded: Quiz5

WEEK 6

Linear Second order equations 2

Graded: Quiz6

WEEK 7

Linear Second order equations 3

Graded: Quiz7

WEEK 8

Linear Second order equations 4

Graded: Quiz8

WEEK 9

APPLICATIONS OF SECOND ORDER EQUATIONS

Graded: Quiz9

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