MA 495 will cover chapters 1-5, 7, 8, and 10 of the textbook Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems by Zill and Wright.
The course will begin by outlining the techniques for solving first-order differential equations, along with the systems that they allow us to model. We then look at second-order differential equations and the corresponding systems that they describe.
After the first exam, we will consider how to use Laplace transforms to solve differential equations before looking at simultaneous systems, whose solutions will incorporate elements of matrix algebra. The course will end with a discussion of stability.