MATH 6240 Ordinary Differential Equations

Review of linear algebra, first-order equations (models, existence, uniqueness, Euler method, phase line, stability of equilibria), higher-order linear equations, Laplace transforms and applications, power series of solutions, linear first-order, systems (autonomous systems, phase plane), application of matrix normal forms, linearization and stability of nonlinear
systems, bifurcation, Hopf bifurcation, limit cycles, Poincare-Bendixson theorem, partial differential equations (symmetric boundary-value problems on an interval, eigenvalue problems, eigenfunction expansion, initial-value problems in 1D). Students may not receive credit for both 2240 and 4240.