Apr 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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MA 3502 - Engineering Mathematics II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Solution of first order equations, higher order linear equations and initial value problems, the methods of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters and Laplace transforms. (prereq:  MA 225 MA 231  or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine the solution of a first order differential equations by the method of separation of variables
  • Solve exact equations
  • Determine appropriate integrating factors for first order linear equations
  • Determine the general solution of higher order linear homogeneous equations with constant coefficients
  • Determine the general and particular solutions of certain linear non-homogenous equations using the methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters
  • Determine the Laplace transform and inverse Laplace transform of certain elementary functions
  • Solve certain linear differential equations using Laplace transforms

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Differentiation of elementary functions for all topics
  • Integration techniques for solving differential separable and exact equations and for variation of parameters
  • Improper integrals for Laplace transforms

Course Topics
  • Basic concepts of differential equations
  • Solution of first order equations by separation  of variables
  • Solution of exact equations
  • Solution of first order linear non-homogeneous equations
  • Solution of higher order linear homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Solution of higher order linear non-homogeneous differential equations using the method of undetermined coefficients
  • Solution of higher order linear non-homogeneous differential equations using the method of variation of parameters
  • Introduction to Laplace transforms
  • Laplace transforms of elementary functions
  • Inverse Laplace transforms
  • Operational properties: Laplace transforms and inverse Laplace transforms involving transforms of derivatives, derivatives of transforms, exponential shift (translation on the s-axis) and Heaviside function (translation on the t-axis), Dirac delta function and periodic functions
  • Solution of linear differential equations using Laplace transforms

Coordinator
Bruce O’Neill



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