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MATH 253 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 Units [Prerequisite: MATH 251 or equivalent.] Focuses on methods for solving first, second, and higher order differential equations, and how to interpret these equations and their solutions in a physical setting. Emphasizes methods of solution which will include numerical, power series, and Laplace transform. Requires graphing calculator. [D; CSU; UC] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2013 - COURSE DESCRIPTION CHANGE, UNITS CHG TO (4), LECTURE HOURS CHG TO (4)] [Prerequisite: MATH 251 or equivalent.] Introduces the theory, techniques and applications of ordinary differential equations. Includes first and second order ODEs, reduction of order, variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, series solutions, linear systems of first-order equations and eigenvalues, linear independence, and Laplace transforms. Requires graphing calculator. [D; CSU; UC]
MATH 253 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
89058 MATH 253 60 05:00PM-06:50PM TTH 398 Villegas,Val 18 13*
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Total Courses: 1 Total Sections: 1
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