MATH2340 Differential Equations

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 4 Mathematics/Logical Reasoning. This course is designed for students who have sound skills in single-variable calculus. The primary goal of this course is to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the basic theory of differential equations. Students will apply skills to solve authentic real-world problems to enhance students¿ understanding of higher level concepts.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply mathematical concepts that form the foundation of the theory of differential equations.
  • Apply mathematical concepts to solve first and second linear and nonlinear differential equations.
  • Utilize procedures for manipulating algebraic and calculus based expressions and equations.
  • Demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems.
  • Formulate and manipulate algebraic and calculus based representations necessary to model problems in science and engineering.
  • Apply algebraic and calculus based principles appropriately to applications.
  • Apply the theory of higher-order differential equations appropriately to applications.
  • Apply series solutions to solve differential equations.
  • Utilize a systematic approach to problem solving which incorporates verbal, numeric, visual and symbolic strategies.
  • Demonstrate mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments.
  • Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions attained for problems.
  • Communicate mathematical understanding to others verbally and in written form.


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5 credits: 5 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other