Course Title: Ordinary Differential Equations
Course Number: MATH 6410 - 1
Instructor: Andrejs Treibergs
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Place & Time: M, W, F, 2:00 - 2:50 in LCB 215
Office Hours: 10:40-11:30 M, W, F, in JWB 224 (tent.)
Prerequisites: Math 5210 or consent of instructor.
Main Text: Lawrence Perko, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems Springer Texts in Applied Mathematics 7, 1991.
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Math 6410 - 1 Syllabus
Math 6410 - 1 Homework

In this first semester of a year long graduate course in differential equations, we shall focus on ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems. The second semester, Math 6420 taught by D. Dobson, will emphasize partial differential equations. In this course, along with the Math 6420, we shall try to cover the syllabus for the qualifying exam in differential equations. Although some mathematical sophistication is required to take the course, we shall provide any backgroung materials needed by the class.

We shall follow Perko's text covering existence and uniqueness of solutions of ordinary differential equations, continuous dependence on data, stability theory, Floquet theory, invariant manifolds. We shall discuss as many applications as we can. Topics include (depending on time):

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