Tompkins Cortland Community College

MATH206 - Differential Equations

An introduction to solution methods for ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. Topics include separable equations, exact equations, linear equations, numerical approximations, reduction of order, undetermined coefficients, Cauchy-Euler equations, variation of parameters, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, unit step function, Dirac delta, and introduction to partial differential equations. Applications discussed include orthogonal trajectories, growth and decay, springs, beams, heat flow, and the wave equation. MATH 206 fulfills the SUNY General Education Mathematics requirement. Prerequisites: C or better grade in MATH 203, or B or better grade in MATH 202, or equivalent; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Spring semester.