Undergraduate Study

MATH3963 Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications (Advanced)

General Information

This page contains information on the Senior advanced Unit of Study MATH3963 Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications (Advanced).

  • Taught in Semester 1.
  • Credit point value: 6.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s): Martin Wechselberger .

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Course Info sheet

Office hour: Wednesday 15:00-16:00


Assignment 1 is due by 11am on April 12th!

Midterm quiz is on April 24th!

Assignment 2 is due by 11am on June 1st!

Lecture Material

The source for this course is the textbook 'Differential Dynamical Systems' by J.D. Meiss.

Hard copies are also on Reserve in the SciTech Library.

Computer Lab

Here is a Lab info sheet. It provides you with basic information about our computer labs, how to login, software available and a UNIX summary.

All tutorials will be held in the computer labs (Carslaw, 6th floor). This will give you the opportunity to reflect on the course material through (a) discussions of problems with your peers and the tutor/lecturer and (b) learning/applying mathematical software tools to better explore and efficiently solve these problems.

For those who are interested in learning Mathematica. Here are Mathematica info sheet1 and Mathematica info sheet2 from Robert Marangell's second year class.

Tutorials and Assignments

Please download tutorial sheets prior to the tutorial (I will not provide hard copies). Solution sheets will be posted at the end of the corresponding week together with the next tutorial sheet.

Each assignment sheet will be posted at the end of the week announced. Assignments have to be submitted via turnitin!

Tutorials (PDF) Assignments (PDF) Material Covered In Lectures
Week 1 No Tutorials   1.1-1.5, 8.1, 8.2
Week 2 Tutorial 1 / Solutions   8.4, 8.7, 2.1, 2.2
Week 3 Tutorial 2 / Solutions Assignment 1 / Solutions 2.3-2.6
Week 4 Tutorial 3 / Solutions   2.7-2.8
  Mid semester break    
Week 5 Tutorial 4 / Solutions   3.1-3.3
Week 6 Tutorial 5 / Solutions   3.4-3.5, 4.3
Week 7 Tutorial 6 / Solutions   4.1-4.2
Week 8 Tutorial 7 / Solutions   4.4-4.6
Week 9 Tutorial 8 / Solutions   4.7-4.8,5.1-5.3
Week 10 Tutorial 9 / Solutions Assignment 2 / Solutions 5.5-5.6,8.6
Week 11 Tutorial 10 / Solutions   8.8, 8.11
Week 12 Tutorial 11 / Solutions   Chapter
Week 13 Tutorial 12 / Solutions   Chapter



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