18.03 Differential Equations


Class Info

Study of differential equations, including modeling physical systems. Solution of first-order ODEs by analytical, graphical, and numerical methods. Linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Complex numbers and exponentials. Inhomogeneous equations: polynomial, sinusoidal, and exponential inputs. Oscillations, damping, resonance. Fourier series. Matrices, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalization. First order linear systems: normal modes, matrix exponentials, variation of parameters. Heat equation, wave equation. Nonlinear autonomous systems: critical point analysis, phase plane diagrams.

This class has 18.02 as a corequisite.

18.03 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by D. Jerison.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 54-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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