SF1637 Differential Equations and Transforms III 6.0 credits
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This course is in the process of being cancelled.
Basic course in differential equations and Fourier analysis.
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)C
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Last planned examination: Spring 15
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
To provide the students with
- Knowledge of basic theory of ordinary differential equations
- Ability to solve certain types of (systems of) ordinary differential equations with standard methods
- Ability to investigate (systems of) ordinary differential equations with elementary geometrical and qualitative methods
- Ability to compute Fourier series and Fourier transforms
- Ability to solve separable partial differential equations and to find solutions to boundary value problems using Fourier methods.
- Possibilities of further studies of related topics specific to their educational programme
- Ability to use suitable software for symbolic as well as graphical investigations of the types of problems mentioned above
- Ability to apply these skills to mathematical modelling.
Course main content
- First order ordinary differential equations: Basic theory and concepts. Modelling. Direction fields and solution curves. Autonomous equations, stationary solutions and stability. Separable equations. Linear equations. Substitutions.
- Linear ordinary differential equations of higher order: Basic theory. Methods for solving equations with constant coefficients. The harmonic oscillator.
- Systems of linear ordinary differential equations: Basic theory and concepts. Solutions to linear systems with constant coefficients using the eigenvalue method (homogeneous systems) and ”variation of parameters” (particular solutions to non-homogeneous systems).
- Autonomous systems of ordinary differential equations: Basic concepts. Stationary solutions and stability. Brief discussion about global phase portraits. Modelling
- Fourier series and Fourier transforms with applications.
- Linear partial differential equations: Separation of variables. Solutions to classical boundary value problems (the wave equation, the heat equation, Laplace’s equation) using Fourier methods.
- Program specific contents.
Basic knowledge in linear algebra and calculus equivalent to 5B1143/SF1623 Mathematics 1 for teachers and 5B1123/SF1613 Mathematics 2 for teachers, or 5B1104/SF1600 + 5B1105/SF1601 Calculus I, part 1 + 2 and 5B1109/SF1604 Linear algebra.
Zill-Cullen/Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems, 6:th ed.
- TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
TEN1, 6 hp. Final oral and/or written exam and continuous examination.
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.