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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 221 - Matrix Algebra & Differential Equations I

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: F,W,S
  • Prerequisites: MA 113
  • Corequisites: None

First order scalar differential equations including basic solution techniques and numerical methods. Second order linear, constant coefficient differential equations, including both the homogeneous and non-homogeneous cases. Basic matrix algebra with emphasis on understanding systems of linear equations from algebraic and geometric viewpoints, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Introduction to complex arithmetic. Applications to problems in science and engineering.

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