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SF1632 Complementary Course in Differential Equations and Transforms 3.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF1632 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Series solutions to second order linear ordinary differential equations. Fourier series, inner product spaces, orthogonal functions. Sturm-Liouville problem. Fourier transform. Distributions. Partial differential equations. Separation of variables. Applications of ordinary and partial differential equations.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • use theorems and methods to solve solutions to problems within the parts described by the course content,
  • demonstrate av basic understanding of the mathematical concepts within the course content,
  • read and comprehend mathematical text and show the ability to explain mathematical reasoning.

For higher grades, the student in addition should be able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper understanding of the course content by describing proofs,
  • be able to solve more complex problems within the problem areas of the course descibed by the course content.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed basic course SF1633 Differential Equations or SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications.

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaced by SF1687