LECTURER: JV Van Zyl
Differential equations are used extensively to model physical phenomena. This course develops qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations and analytic techniques for solving them. Partial differential equations are also discussed briefly.
First order ordinary differential equations and their applications; linear differential equations of second order; series solutions; Laplace transforms; systems of first order equations; special functions of mathematical physics.
Prescribed book - Elementary Differential Equations With Boundary Value Problems (fifth edition), by Henry Edwards and David Penney, published by Prentice Hall.