Course is a graduate-level course on ordinary differential equations. It is designed to be accessible to first-year graduate students from math, science or engineering backgrounds who have had a first undergraduate course in differential equations, along with a standard calculus sequence. The course is designed to begin with an intensive review of undergraduate differential equations and then will proceed to handle more advanced concepts, starting with multi-dimensional coupled systems of ordinary differential equations, exponential matrix solutions, using coordinate transformations for conversion to standard forms, nonlinear systems and transform-based solutions, using coordinate transformations for conversion to standard forms, nonlinear systems and transform-based techniques. The course will have an interdisciplinary and applied style and will cover the following topics:
Intense review of undergraduate differential equations, Power Series and Fourier Series solutions, Multi-dimensional D.E.s, eigenvectors and Jordan forms, Numerical Methods, Nonlinear D.E.s Dynamical Systems and Chaos.
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