MS 258. Introduction to Differential Equations with Linear Algebra. 4 Hours.
Differential Equations is the study of how to identify a function from equations involving the derivatives of the function. These types of equations arise naturally in a number of places, among them biological population models, radioactive decay, heat diffusion, motion. A variety of techniques will be explored, such as separation of variables, integrating factors, variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, and the Laplace transform. This course also includes an introduction to elementary linear algebra. Prerequisite(s): MS 182.