Jan 24, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 242 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

4 CR
A study of elementary differential equations, including an introduction to LaPlace transforms and applications, and systems of linear equations including eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students are required to have a graphing calculator. Specifications will be made by the instructor. Lab Fee

Requisites: Take MATH 241  with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Mathematics
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand differential equations as an important tool for modeling of physical and engineering processes.
  2. Understand symbolic and numerical methods for finding solutions to differential equations and for analysis of their behavior.
  3. Understand the structure of solutions of linear systems of differential equations and related concepts of linear algebra (linear algebraic systems of equations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors).
  4. Understand Laplace transform methods for finding solutions of linear differential equations.
  5. Understand concepts of stability of equilibrium solutions of nonlinear systems and methods of linearization of nonlinear systems near equilibrium.