Metropolitan State University

MATH 350 : Ordinary Differential Equations

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: MATH 315 Linear Algebra and Applications  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning , Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
This course develops the more advanced mathematical tools necessary for an in-depth analysis of dynamic models. Topics include first order differential equations, first order systems, linear systems, nonlinear systems and numerical methods.
B. Course Effective Dates: 09/06/1999 - 05/04/2002 05/04/2002 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate their ability to use the appropriate techniques and tools from differential equations to provide exact and qualitative solutions for problems arising in physics, science and engineering applications.
  2. Demonstrate their ability to write coherent mathematical and scientific arguments needed in solving differential equations and related application problems.
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of how natural laws are described by differential equations and dynamical systems.
  4. Solve problems in ordinary differential equations, dynamical systems, stability theory and a number of applications to scientific and engineering problems.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  2. Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  3. Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
  4. Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument(proof).
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
G. Special Information
Note: Students whose prerequisites are not identified by the system would contact the Math Department for an override at First day attendance required except by instructor permission.