What is the math behind radioactive dating, where a radioactive substance can be used to estimate the ages of ancient objects? How long does it take to cool down a room by 5 degrees? Differential equations are the mathematical language to answer these questions. They are also the language to describe the laws of nature and many problems in science and engineering. This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations (ODEs). In this course, students will learn basic concepts of differential equations and solution methods for different types of ODEs. Students will experience how ODEs are used to model simple real-life problems in Matlab, Octave, Mathematica, or Python. The covered topics include first and second-order equations, higher-order equations, and systems of equations.

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Spring 23


Applied Mathematics


Nguyen Trung Hieu



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