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MATH 314: Advanced Differential Equations

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General Information

Credits: 3


Qualitative approaches to the study of ODEs. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors and the solution of linear systems of equations. Phase lines and phase planes. Nonlinear ODEs. Linearization, stability and classification of equilibrium. Hamiltonian, gradient and conservative systems. Bifurcations in planar systems. Illustration of concepts using models from physics, biology, chemistry, and ecology. Offered by Mathematics. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 214C, U214, 214XS, 216C or U216).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
XS Requires minimum grade of XS.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.