Math 2410Q — Elementary Differential Equations (Fall 2018)

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.



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.



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 bundled with an access code for WebAssign for $80. The textbook can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the Calculus textbook, Stewart, 8th edition. If you plan to take Math 2110Q (Multivariable Calculus) and Math 2410Q, then you can buy a bundle that contains both textbooks and a WebAssign access code that works for both courses for $140 (you can also purchase the full Stewart text plus Zill and WebAssign access for $160). The access codes in these bundles will work for Math 1131Q, 1132Q, 2110Q, and 2410Q.

Note: Your instructor may or may not use WebAssign in this course. However, an access code alone costs $100, and you can get the textbook plus access code for only $80. We suggest taking advantage of this excellent pricing option!


Helpful Links:

Paul’s Online Notes for Differential Equations:

Khan Academy Videos for Differential Equations:

MathDoctorBob on Youtube:

PatrickJMT Videos for Differential Equations:

Slope Field Generator:

Euler’s Method Calculator (courtesy of David Nichols):


The Quantative Learning (Q) Center:

The Q Center is a place on campus where there are knowledgeable people hanging around waiting for you to come by and ask for help with problems you are having with Q courses. Some students find it helpful to use up a couple of their tries at a problem on WebAssign homework and then visit the Q center for help with the problem, before going back to their homework. Tutoring is provided in the Q Center located in Homer Babbidge Library. Please visit the website for more details and hours.

There is also free tutoring at the Engineering Tutoring Center:



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