Text: Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra: A Systems Approach (T. Kapitula) |

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- Web page associated with the text (contains software and help).
- Online calculator which demonstrates numerical methods used to solve ODEs
- Linear algebra toolkit helps to learn and practice basic linear algebra procedures.
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- Direction fields for scalar ODEs
- Phase plane for autonomous planar ODEs

- Computer algebra
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- Desmos graphing calculator.
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- Direction fields for scalar ODEs
- Phase plane for autonomous planar ODEs

- MATLAB help

- Mass-spring system via mechanical forcing
- Wine glass via sound
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse (1940)
- Coupled mass-spring system (using pendula)

Date |
03/06 | ?? | ?? | 05/18 (1330-1630) |

Exam |
Exam 1 | Exam 2 | Exam 3 | Final |

Due Date |
Section |
Problems |

02/11 |
1.1-1.2 |
Homework 1 |

02/18 |
1.3-1.6 |
Homework 2 |

02/25 |
1.7-1.11 |
Homework 3 |

03/04 |
1.12-1.13 |
Homework 4 |

03/17 |
2.1-2.4 |
Homework 5 |

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2.5-3.2 |
Homework 6 |

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3.3-3.5 |
Homework 7 |

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3.6-3.7 |
Homework 8 |

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4.1-4.2 |
Homework 9 |

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5.1-5.5 |
Homework 10 |

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