PMTH439 Differential Equations

Updated: 03 May 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PMTH339

It is recommended students have completed PMTH333 or an equivalent unit prior to enrolling in this unit.

Combined Units PMTH339 - Differential Equations
Coordinator(s) Yihong Du (
Unit Description

This unit offers qualitative and quantitative methods for ordinary and partial differential equations. This unit offers such topics as first order equations; second order linear equations; series solutions; boundary value problems, and phase plane analysis.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exercise advanced skills in solving differential equations, including first order and second order ordinary differential equations, and some special cases of partial differential equations;
  2. use simple differential equations to see how practical problems can be modelled and solved in mathematics;
  3. synthesise knowledge from calculus and linear algebra through their use in solving standard differential equations and systems; and
  4. understand some of the mathematical theory behind numerical simulation techniques.