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37335 Differential Equations

6cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): (35102 Introduction to Analysis and Multivariable Calculus OR 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 33401 Introductory Mathematical Methods OR 37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling) AND (35212 Computational Linear Algebra OR 37233 Linear Algebra)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 35231 Differential Equations


Differential equations arise in contexts as diverse as the analysis and pricing of financial options, and the design of novel materials for telecommunications. In this subject students develop familiarity with the theory of differential equations, applications of this theory and some of the main computational techniques used in the solution of differential equations. Topics include existence and uniqueness of solutions; method of Frobenius; variation of parameters; the Taylor and Runge-Kutta methods for initial value problems; Fourier series; solving partial differential equations and boundary value problems by separation of variables, transform methods and finite difference methods.

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Spring semester, City campus

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