Course Title: Ordinary Differential Equations
Course Number: MATH 6410 - 1
Instructor: Andrejs Treibergs
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Place & Time: M, W, F at 2:00 - 2:50 in LCB 215
Office Hours: 9:45 - 10335 M, W, F, in JWB 224 (tent.) and by appointment
Prerequisites: Math 5210, its equivalent or consent of instructor.
Main Text: James H. Liu, A First Course in Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, Prentice Hall, 2003.
Supplementary Notes: Christopher Grant, Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations, pdf, Solutions.

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 the behavior of solutions: existence and uniqueness, continuous dependence on data; and dynamical systems properties: long time existence, stability theory, Floquet theory, invariant manifolds. We shall discuss as many applications as we can. Topics include (depending on time):

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