Math 238 - Differential Equations

Overview

This is an introductory course to the study of differential equations.  You will find these equations describing applications from the spread of disease to describing the motion of a plucked guitar string.  As the name implies we will be solving equations that involve derivatives.  Techniques of solutions, applications and the theory of linear equations will be discussed.

Hours:

  • 11:00  CH 201

Course Information:


This website gives you a peak at what differential equations are able to model.

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Parachuting objects

is an important study in this course.  In this image a humvee is being parachuted to the ground.  some questions to consider are what the landing speed of the humvee might be, does it reach terminal velocity, are two chutes enough?

 

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