MATH3270A - Ordinary Differential Equations - 2017/18

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General Information


  • Prof. Andrew Kei Fong LAM
    • Office: Science Centre South 290
    • Tel: 3943-5297
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Teaching Assistant

  • Ms Yuan CHEN
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  • Ms Rong ZHANG
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Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tue 08:30-10:15, BMS LT; Thur 09:30-10:15, LSB LT4
  • Tutorial: Thur 08:30-09:15, LSB LT4

Course Description

Ordinary differential equations arise from quantitative description of natural and social phenomena. Topics are: method of explicit solution, first order linear and nonlinear equations, second and higher order equations, first order systems, stability of solutions to nonlinear equations, numerical methods, applications to mechanics, electrical networks and population of species.


  • William E. Boyce and Richard C. DiPrima, Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems . 10th edition (International Student Version). Wiley

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Assessment Scheme

Homework  10%
Midterm  40%
Final exam  50%

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