Ordinary Differential Equations

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Differential Equations are essential tools for developing real world mathematical models.  This unit extends the knowledge and skills related to differential equations that you have already acquired in introductory calculus, differential equations and linear algebra.  You will develop the ability to model real world phenomena using ordinary differential equations.  You will also acquire a wide range of methods and techniques for solving these equations, and interpreting the results.  This unit also provides a framework for studying partial differential equations in later years.

    Learning Outcomes
    On satisfactory completion of this unit, you should be able to: 

    1. Apply the principles and theoretical knowledge developed in this unit to define and solve real world and purely mathematical problems.
    2. Communicate your theoretical understanding and problem solving attempts in methods appropriate to the context of this unit.
    3. Demonstrate independence and self-reliance in retrieving and evaluating relevant information and in advancing your learning.


    Basic theory, solution methods and applications of linear differential equations.

    Series solution methods. Application of integral transform methods to initial value problems involving linear differential equations.

    Basic theory and matrix solution methods for systems of linear differential equations.

    Phase plane analysis of systems of differential equations.

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