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: James Hetao Liu, A First Course in the Qualitative Theory of Differntial Equations, Prentice Hall 2003.
This text is out of print. How to obtain a copy. It is also on reserve at Mariott Library. You can access the list through the student portal.
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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 Liu's text covering existence, uniqueness and continuous dependence of solutions of ordinary differential equations, stability theory, bifurcation theory and periodic solutions. Occasionally we'll refer to more advanced texts. We shall discuss as many applications as we can. Topics include (depending on time):

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