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Applied Differential Equations


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Module description


Basics of ODEs. Fourier series. PDEs, separation of variables. 


A thorough knowledge of 4CCM112a Calculus II. It will be helpful to attend 5CCM221A Real Analysis but is not essential.

Assessment details

Summative assessment:

Written examination or alternative assessment. 

Educational aims & objectives


The aim of the module is to introduce the basics of the theory of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE) and Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and discuss their applications in mathematics and physics.

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to solve simple ODE. Be able to solve simple PDE, such as Laplace and Poisson equations, in simple domains by the method of separation of variables. 

Teaching pattern

Three hours of lectures each week, together with a one-hour tutorial class.

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