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Administrative Unit: Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: MATH 370
Course Title: Differential Equations
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Ordinary differential equations and systems with application to the sciences and engineering. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 222 or MATH 235.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Grade of C or higher in MATH 222 or MATH 235.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered odd Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Elementary Differential Equations
By Boyce & DiPrima (Wiley)
Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems
By Edwards & Penney (Prentice Hall)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Model real-world problems with first and second order differential equations.
  2. Solve first and second order differential equations.
  3. Determine linear independence of vectors.
  4. Compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix.
  5. Solve systems of differential equations.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • First order differential equations
  • Second order linear equations
  • Series solutions of second order linear equations
  • The Laplace transform
  • Systems of first order linear equations

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Suzanne Tourville Date: October 11, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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