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Phenomena as diverse as the motion of the planets, the spread of a disease, and the oscillations of a suspension bridge are governed by differential equations. This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory of ordinary differential equations and follows a modern dynamical systems approach. In particular, equations are analyzed using qualitative, numerical, and if possible, symbolic techniques.
MATH226 is essentially the edX equivalent of MA226; a one-semester course in ordinary differential equations taken by more than 500 students per year at Boston University. It is divided into three parts. MATH226.2x is the second part.
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- How to take advantage of techniques to model linear equations
- How to analyze equations with two dependent variables using qualitative, numerical, and symbolic techniques
- Forced second-order linear equations and related phenomena such as beats and resonance
- Paul Blanchard
- Kyle Vigil
Boston University (BU) is an American university located in Boston. With approximately 4,000 faculty and over 33,000 students, Boston University is the fourth largest private university in the United States, as well as the fourth largest employer in the city of Boston.
The university is one of the most famous and prestigious in the country, attracting students from all over the world. BU's faculty and alumni include 8 Nobel laureates, including Martin Luther King.
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