Course number and title: Math 6410 - Ordinary Differential Equations
Semester and year: Fall 2020
Instructor: J. P. Keener; Website: http://www.math.utah.edu/~keener/; Email: email@example.com; Office: LCB 314
Accessibility: Contact me primarily by email, to set up zoom meetings, etc.
Place: zoom.us - I will post the zoom location here eventually.
COVID-19 Considerations: Students must self-report if they test positive for COVID-19 via coronavirus.utah.edu.
Course type: Interactive Video Conferencing via zoom (IVC - synchronous online)
Location & meeting times: Canvas; Time: 12:55-1:45; days: MWF
CLASS SCHEDULE & IMPORTANT DATES
Exam Dates: Final exam will be held during the regularly schedule time for this class Friday, December 11, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm.
Holidays: There will be no class on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) and November 26-29 (Thanksgiving break).
Gerald Teschl, Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (AMS 2012) available online at https://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~gerald/ftp/book-ode/ode.pdf
Course syllabus: We will cover the first 9 chapters of the text, in the order presented in the book.
D. G. Schaeffer and J. W. Cain, Ordinary Differential Equations: Basics and Beyond, Springer, 2016.
Additional course materials: On request, Lecture notes will be posted.
Exams: Because this course is identified as a prelim course, there will have to be exams. So, the homework problems will be viewed as midterm takehome exams and there will be a final exam, the style of which is yet to be determined. Homework assignments will be posted and updated regularly at this .pdf file, and the solution to previous exercises will be posted here.
Additional Notes: (added as needed)
A sample Matlab code to solve an ode sample_ODE_solver.m.
A sample Maple code to find periodic solutions of Mathieu's equation near delta = 4 maple_mathieu_d4.mpl.
A sample Maple code to find power series solutions of the differential equation w'+w^2=z is in series_solns_of_DEs.mpl.
For more information contact J. Keener, 1-6089
Students are expected to be computer literate and Canvas and zoom navigation skills are expected. Knowledge and navigation of canvas and zoom is critical to access all features and resources of this course. A strong internet connection and adequate bandwidth is needed for zoom sessions.
Matlab and Maple/Mathematica semi-proficiency will be expected, as homework assignments will include numerical and analytical computations using those software tools.
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