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Elementary Differential Equations -- MAP 2302
Fall 2005
Sections 3226 (5th period MWF)
and 3227 (6th period MWF)

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Professor David Groisser

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    Prerequisites for this course

    MAC 2312 or equivalent. You will need a good working knowledge of Calculus 1 and 2. In particular, you will be expected to know integration techniques; the chain rule; partial fractions; and the algebra, calculus, and general properties of sines, cosines, and exponentials. If you are weak in any of these areas, or it's been a while since you took calculus, you will need to spend extra time reviewing or relearning that material.

    Knowledge of partial derivatives (usually covered in third-semester calculus) is not a prerequisite but would be helpful.

    Last update made by D. Groisser Mon Oct 31 17:13:27 EST 2005