Ordinary Differential Equations
MST 251
Spring 2022
Objectives:
During this course, students will develop their skill in using differential equations to model and solve mathematical problems. These skills include:

Course Documents and Links:
Syllabus
Course Spreadsheet / Record
Homework guidelines
Canvas
Example Class Notes
Integration review
Final topics
Workbook:
Homework:
Code:
Hints and tips for writing notes in an inquiryoriented course:
Syllabus
Course Spreadsheet / Record
Homework guidelines
Canvas
Example Class Notes
Integration review
Final topics
Workbook:
 Unit 1: Qualitative and Graphical Approaches
 Unit 2: A Numerical Approach
 Unit 3: An Analytical Approach
 Unit 4: Linear Differential Equations
 Unit 5: The RungeKutta Method
 Unit 6: Uniqueness of Solutions
 Unit 7: Second Order Linear DEs
 Unit 8: Series Solutions
 Unit 10: Introduction to Systems
 Whole workbook so far
Homework:
 HW1: Unit 1 Exercises (solutions)
 HW2: Unit 2 Exercises; Unit 3 Exercises # 1, 2, 4, 5 (solutions)
 HW3: Unit 3 Exercises # 3, 6, 7; Unit 4 Exercises (solutions)
 HW4: Unit 5 Exercises (solutions)
 HW5: Unit 6 Exercises # 1  5 (solutions)
 HW6: Unit 6 Exercises # 6  8; Unit 7 Exercises # 1, 3  5 (solutions)
 HW7: Unit 7 Exercises # 6, 8  13 (solutions)
 HW8: Unit 8 Exercises # 1  5 (solutions)
Code:
Hints and tips for writing notes in an inquiryoriented course:
 Review what we did in class after each class
 Write a page or two summarizing definitions, theorems, methods, and/or examples
 Try to work out the examples fresh, without following or covering up your prior work
 What do you typically include in your class notes? Remember to put these items in your notes for this class!