MATH202-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Differential Equations

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

This course deals with analytical, numerical, and geometric techniques for differential equations, including applications.

This course is a core part of 200 level maths (along with MATH201 and MATH203) and is strongly recommended to anyone who is considering majoring in mathematics or another subject that involves a high level of numeracy. It covers more advanced techniques in differential equations with interesting applications to many areas of science, commerce and engineering.

Topics covered:
Differential equations: Reduction of order. Variation of Parameters.
Systems of linear and nonlinear first order differential equations, including phase plane techniques. Introduction to numerical methods. Stiff systems. Laplace Transforms: Initial Value Problems, Shift Theorems, step functions and impulses, convolution, resonance. Fourier Series. Introduction to Fourier Transforms.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, students will:
  • be able to use standard techniques to solve linear differential equations: variation of parameters, Laplace transforms, convolutions and Fourier series;
  • demonstrate understanding of why these techniques work and when they will not;
  • be able to make an appropriate choice of analytical, geometric or numerical algorithm for a given problem;
  • be able to use these techniques in a variety of modelling applications, using appropriate software;
  • have developed problem solving skills both as part of a team and as an individual;
  • have developed written and oral communcation skills, emphasizing the ability to explain what the mathematics means.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

MATH262, MATH264, EMTH202, EMTH204

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 E9 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Ngin-Tee Koh

Lecturer

Rua Murray

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $788.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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