Math 306 Y

Classifying Ordinary Differential Equations
This document is a guide to the different types of differential equations and the various strategies needed to solve them.
The document is a work in progress. I will update it throughout the semester as we study different types of differential equations.
If you find any mistakes, or have any suggestions for improvement, then please let me know via e-mail.

Frequently asked questions

What is the point of this document?
I wanted a summary of how to identify and solve each type of differential equation problem, in order to organize the information that my students need to know for the course.
The document is not intended to be a replacement textbook; it's more of a handbook, a "field guide," if you will.
It is intended to be concise and to get to the point quickly, without investigating more onerous details or tangential topics.

Do the sections in the document correspond to sections in the book?
No. The section numbers in the document are completely unrelated to the section numbers of the book.

Where did you get the examples from?
Some of them I got from the course textbook. Others I just made up.

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