In this introductory course on Ordinary Differential Equations, we first provide basic terminologies on the theory of differential equations and then proceed to methods of solving various types of ordinary differential equations. We handle first order differential equations and then second order linear differential equations. We also discuss some related concrete mathematical modeling problems, which can be handled by the methods introduced in this course.
Introduction to Ordinary Differential EquationsKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 by the Korean government as the nation’s first research-intensive graduate school for science, engineering and technology. It has now grown into one of the world’s best universities, delivering top notch education and research programs for undergraduate and graduate students. KAIST encourages interdisciplinary and convergent research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, as well as strong collaborations with industry and global institutions.
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Is there any prerequisite for the course?
Yes. One must be familiar with the basic differential and integral calculus, which are the main contents of college level introductory Calculus course. Although the course does not require more than high school linear algebra, it will be very helpful if one has a little bit of knowledge on Linear Algebra such as the determinant of a square matrix, linear (in)dependence of vectors, and Cramer’s rule of solving a determined system of simultaneous linear algebraic equations.
"The beginner should not be discouraged if he finds that he does not have the prerequisites for reading the prerequisites.' from P. R. Halmos, I want to be a mathematician, Math. Assoc. America, 1985.
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The course is designed to introduce basic theory, techniques, and applications of differential equations to beginners in the field, who would like to continue their study in the subjects such as natural sciences, engineering, and economics etc. The course is emphasizing methods and techniques of solving certain differential equations.
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