Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 
INTRO TO ODES 
CLASS CODE: 
MATH 371 
CREDITS:
3

DIVISION: 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 
DEPARTMENT: 
MATHEMATICS 
GENERAL EDUCATION: 
This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement. 

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 
Methods and theory of ordinary differential equations with applications. Differential operators, systems of linear ODEs, LaPlace transforms and series methods. Math 371 and Math 316 cannot both be taken for credit. 
DESCRIPTION: 
An introduction to the methods and theory of ordinary differential equations with applications, linear systems, series solutions and numerical methods. 
TOPICS: 
First Order Differential Equations; Mathematical Models & Numerical Methods Involving First Order Equations; Linear Second Order Equations; Applications & Numerical Methods for Second Order Equations; Higher Order Linear Differential Equations; LaPlace Transforms; Series Solution of Differential Equations; Systems of differential Equations and their Applications; Matrix Methods for Linear Systems. 
OBJECTIVES: 
Differential equations is a major branch of mathematics with strong applications in engineering, science and applied mathematics. In this course we will prepare students for further study and work in these fields as well as their other mathematics courses. The students will be trained in both the mathematical theory as well as in the major applications. 
REQUIREMENTS: 
Attendance, a copy of the text, and a graphing calculator. 
PREREQUISITES: 
Math 214 and Math 341. 
OTHER: 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 
August 2002 