Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
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Historically, much beautiful mathematics has arisen from attempts to explain physical, chemical, biological and economic processes. A few ingenious techniques solve a surprisingly large fraction of the associated ordinary and partial differential equations, and geometric methods give insight to many more. The mystical Pythagorean fascination with ratios and harmonics is vindicated and applied in Fourier series and integrals. We will explore the methods, abstract structures, and modeling applications of ordinary and partial differential equations and Fourier analysis.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on problem sets, hour tests, and a final exam
Prerequisites: MATH 150; students may not normally get credit for both MATH 209 and MATH/PHYS 210
Distributions: Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;