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MTH 222 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

 

MTH 222Differential Equations

Course Outline 

Course Number & Name:  MTH 222 Differential Equations

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  4.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 221 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course covers methods for solving ordinary differential equations together with physical and geometric applications and places particular emphasis on linear equations with constant coefficients. Topics include 1st-order equations, the nth-order linear equation, series solutions, Laplace Transforms, linear systems and numerical methods.

General Education Goals: MTH 222 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from differential equations;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, sciences, business and technology fields;
  3. communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
  4. use appropriate technology, such as graphing calculators and computer software, effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.