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Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (MATH201)

Linear Algebra; Matrix algebra, special matrices and row operations, Gaussian elimination method, determinants, adjoint and inverse matrices, Cramer's rule, linear vector spaces, linear independence, basis and dimension. First order ordinary differential equations; definitions and general properties of solutions, separable, homogeneous and linear equations, exact equations and integration factors. Higher order equations with constant coefficients; Basic theory and the method of reduction of order, second order homogeneous equations with constant coefficients, nonhomogeneous equations, the method of undetermined coefficients, the method of variation of parameters, the Cauchy-Euler equations. Power series solutions; classification of points, ordinary and singular points, power series solutions about ordinary points, power series solutions about regular singular points, the method of frobenius. Systems of differential equations; general properties of constant coefficient systems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable matrices, solutions of linear systems with constant coefficients. Boundary value problems.

Credit: 4

Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 4

Lab (hrs/week): 1

Tutorial (hrs/week): 1

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