Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05
Differential equations play a prominent role in many disciplines including engineering, physics, economics, and biology. In this course we will study the concept of a differential equation systematically from a purely mathematical viewpoint. Such abstraction is fundamental to the understanding of this concept.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  3 

Session  Second Sub Session  Credit Points  15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) 
Campus  Aberdeen  Sustained Study  No 
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A differential equation is a mathematical equation that relates a function with its derivatives. In applications, the functions usually represent physical quantities, the derivatives represent their rates of change, and the equation defines a relationship between the two. Differential equations are also key in purely mathematical theories such as Differential Geometry and many other subjects.
In this course we will cover the following aspects of the theory and techniques for solution of differential equations:
1. Exact Equations
2. First Order Equations
3. First and Second Order Linear Equations
4. Existence and Uniqueness Theorems
5. Picard's Method of Approximation
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Alternative Assessment
3x Standard Course Assignments  30%, 30% and 40%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)
There are no assessments for this course.
Knowledge Level  Thinking Skill  Outcome 

Factual  Remember  ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide. 
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