MA 325 Differential Equations

Provides students with a first look at Ordinary Differential Equations that focuses on concepts rather than techniques, and equally addresses qualitative, numeric, and analytic approaches to this subject. Students must work intelligently with a computer algebra system to analyze various differential equations and models that arise in the course. Topics include basic modeling, slope fields, bifurcations, some standard forms of differential equations, numerical methods, properties of linear systems, and the analysis of nonlinear systems. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years, only. Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in MA 172 or MA 181. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: DSINQ. (3)