Ordinary Differential Equations | Arts and Science ONLINE

# Ordinary Differential Equations

MTHE 225/3.5

An introduction to solving ordinary differential equations. Topics include first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, and applications, Laplace transforms, and systems of linear equations.

## Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

• Creating differential equations from word problems/application scenarios.
• Choosing the most appropriate method for solving a specific boundary value or initial value problem from among several different viable techniques.
• Generating general and particular solutions to differential equations using appropriate solving techniques.
• Verifying that an expression or function is actually a solution to a differential equation.
• Interpreting the results of a differential equation solution.

Topics

• Separable 1st order DEs
• Linear 1st order DEs
• Higher-order linear DEs with constant coefficients
• homogeneous - real distinct roots, complex roots, repeated real roots.
• non-homogeneous - overlapping and non-overlapping with the homogeneous solutions.
• Laplace Transforms
• Introduction to Laplace as an integral transformation, change in domain from t to s.
• Forward and backwards Laplace transforms of functions using table of transforms.  New functions: piecewise/step functions.
• Forward and backwards transformation of DEs using Laplace transforms
• Systems of differential equations
Background/review - row reduction, computing eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices
• Transforming systems of 1st order DEs into matrix form.
• Building vector solutions to matrix form using eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

## Description

Introduction to ordinary differential equations and their applications to the natural and engineering sciences.  Specific topics include first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, and systems of linear equations.

This course may be used by Queen’s students towards the degree requirements of programs in Arts & Science (except for MATH majors).  Students from other institutions pursuing engineering or science programs should check with their home institution regarding the suitability of this course towards their degree programs.

NOTE: Some knowledge of linear algebra is assumed.

## Terms

Summer 22: May-July
Course Dates:
May 9 - July 29 , 2022
Exam Dates:
August 2 - 10, 2022

## Evaluation

 Fundamentals Online Self-Test 2% Online Homework (weekly) 12% 3 Tests 24% Modelling Assignments (includes peer assessment) 8% Weekly Check In 4% Proctored Final Exam 50%

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

#### STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ONLY ONLINE COURSES WILL HAVE TWO OPTIONS TO WRITE THEIR EXAMS:

1. You may choose to write your exam(s) online using Examity proctoring services where you will be charged the additional \$100 exam fee; or
2. You may choose to write your exam(s) in-person on Queen's campus in Kingston where you will NOT be charged the additional \$100 exam fee.

#### LOCATION AND TIMING OF FINAL EXAMINATIONS

Once the exam schedule has been finalized the exam date will be posted on your SOLUS account. The exam dates for each Term are listed on the Faculty of Arts and Science webpage under "Important Dates." Student exam schedules for the Fall Term are posted via SOLUS immediately prior to the Thanksgiving holiday; for the Winter Term they are posted on the Friday before Reading Week, and for the Summer Term they are individually noted on the Arts and Science Online syllabi. Students should delay finalizing any travel plans until after the examination schedule has been posted. Exams will not be moved or deferred to accommodate employment, travel/holiday plans or flight reservations.

TBD

## Time Commitment

To complete the readings, assignments, and course activities, students can expect to spend on average, about 120 hours on the course.

## Course Resources

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#### Computer Requirements

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System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

• OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
• Dual Core 2 GHz processor
• 4 GB RAM
• Soundcard
• Webcam

Supported Browsers

• Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
• Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

• Wired high speed access: Cable or better
• Wifi is not recommended

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The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

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