About this course
Phenomena as diverse as the motion of the planets, the spread of a disease, and the oscillations of a suspension bridge are governed by differential equations. This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory of ordinary differential equations and follows a modern dynamical systems approach. In particular, equations are analyzed using qualitative, numerical, and if possible, symbolic techniques.
MATH226 is essentially the edX equivalent of MA226; a one-semester course in ordinary differential equations taken by more than 500 students per year at Boston University. It is divided into three parts. MATH226.2x is the second part.
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What you’ll learn
- How to take advantage of techniques to model linear equations
- How to analyze equations with two dependent variables using qualitative, numerical, and symbolic techniques
- Forced second-order linear equations and related phenomena such as beats and resonance
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