# Differential Equations

**General Information:**

The laws of nature are expressed as differential equations. Scientists and engineers must know how to model the world in terms of differential equations, and how to solve those equations and interpret the solutions. This course focuses on the equations and techniques most useful in science and engineering.

**Reading List:**

**Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems**, Ninth edition, by William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima

**Class Hours:**

**Course Content:** Here is a glimpse of the syllabus you will learn.

**1-First Order Differential Equations**

**2-Second Order Linear Equations**

**3-Series Solutions of Second Order Linear Equations**

**4-The Laplace Transform**

**5-Systems of First Order Linear Equations**

**Grading**

The grading breakdown for this reading course is divided as follows:

40% Midterm exam

10% Weekly assignments

50% Final exam

**Homework**

Each week, I will assign a set of homework exercises, which will be due the next

meeting. Most of them will be assigned from the textbook.

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**Course Notes and Other materials:**

After each lecture, I will put the handouts and other useful materials related to current lecture.