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MA 201 - Applied Dynamical Systems I

Scalar linear differential equations; characteristic equation, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters. Power series solutions. Gaussian elimination and properties of matrices. Euler’s formula. Systems of linear differential equations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors, undetermined coefficients. Applications to compartment models and electrical circuits. Class will meet for a two-period session once per week, alternating laboratory work with a recitation period. Students may not receive credit towards graduation for both MA201 and MA211.