Math 2410Q — Elementary Differential Equations (Spring 2019)

Course Description:

Qualitative, analytical, and numerical methods for first- and second-order single ordinary equations as well as first-order constant coefficient linear systems and some special nonlinear systems. Laplace transform and its application to differential equations.

 

Prerequisites:

MATH 1132, or 121. Recommended preparation: a grade of C- or better in MATH 1132; and MATH 2110 or 220. Not open for credit to students who have passed MATH 2420. Open to sophomores or higher.

 

Textbook:

The textbook for the course is “A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications” by Dennis G. Zill, 11th edition. The textbook can be purchased at the UConn Bookstore. Please see the document below for purchasing options and prices.

Math 2410Q Book Options

 

Helpful Links:

Paul’s Online Notes for Differential Equations: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/DE/DE.aspx

Khan Academy Videos for Differential Equations: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/differential-equations

MathDoctorBob on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgIpzQ3Xm4s&list=PLA7FDE7518E52863A

PatrickJMT Videos for Differential Equations: http://patrickjmt.com/#differential-equations

Slope Field Generator: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/p7vd3cdmei

Euler’s Method Calculator (courtesy of David Nichols): http://davidmathlogic.com/euler/

 

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There is also free tutoring at the Engineering Tutoring Center: http://undergrad.engr.uconn.edu/advising/tutoring/tutoring-program-overview

 

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