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Announcements

  • Lectures: Mon 10:00 in A406, Tue 8:00 in A406, Fri 11:00 in A305.
    Tutorials: Wednesdays 14:00 in A406 or Narga D.

  • Next tutorial (2 Sep): A406.

  • TEST 1: Wednesday 16 September, 17:30 in K302 (Knowledge Centre)
    The test will cover the third term's work, that is to say Lectures 1 to 20 and all the relevant tutorials, tutorial tests and computer assignments. Please remember to bring a calculator.


Schedule

WeekSections*Topics**
1 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 introduction, definitions, initial value problems, direction fields
2 2.2, 2.3, 2.6 separable variables, integration factors, numerical methods
3 3.1 linear models
4 3.2 nonlinear models
5 3.2, 3.3 nonlinear models, systems of 1st-order DEs
6 4.1, 4.3, 4.4 higher-order linear DEs (homogeneous and non-homogeneous)
7 4.9 solving linear systems, projectile motion
vacation
8    
*The sections refer to sections in the textbook.
**Topics covered in class are not necessarily limited to those listed here.

Lecturer

  Dr Willie Brink
  Engineering Building A312
  wbrink 'at' sun.ac.za
  (021) 808-4218



Textbook

Zill & Wright

"Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems"
D.G. Zill & W.S. Wright


Lecture notes

Think Before Printing
lecture 1
(20 Jul)
lecture 2
(21 Jul)
lecture 3
(24 Jul)
lecture 4
(27 Jul)
lecture 5
(28 Jul)
lecture 6
(31 Jul)
lecture 7
(3 Aug)
lecture 8
(4 Aug)
lecture 9
(7 Aug)
lecture 10
(11 Aug)
lecture 11
(14 Aug)
lecture 12
(17 Aug)
lecture 13
(18 Aug)
lecture 14
(21 Aug)
lecture 15
(24 Aug)
lecture 16
(25 Aug)
lecture 17
(28 Aug)
lecture 18
(31 Aug)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tutorials and assignments

Tutorial 1
(22 Jul)
solutions
Tutorial 2
(5 Aug)
solutions
Tutorial 3
(19 Aug)
solutions
Assignment 1
(29 Jul)
solutions
Assignment 2
(12 Aug)
solutions
Assignment 3
(26 Aug)
submit: 2 Sep
Matlab function dfield8.m (written by John Polking -- here is a link to his website).
Here is an ode45 manual that describes its usage in short.


MCM competition

Every year two teams chosen from TW244 participate in an international competition on mathematical modelling. Here is information on our teams from the past, and here is the competition website.