MTH 222 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MTH 222 – Differential Equations
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:
- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from differential equations;
- utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve applied problems in engineering, sciences, business and technology fields;
- 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
- use appropriate technology, such as graphing calculators and computer software, effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.