Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

Information & Communication Systems Security
Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Computer & Communication Systems
Geometry, Dynamical Systems & Cosmology
Differential Equations

Title: Differential Equations
Lesson Code: 321-2254
Semester: 4
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Faculty: Kofinas Georgios
Content outline
Examples of differential equations. The differential equation x'=f(t). The first order linear differential equation. Extension of the exponential function. Two dimensional linear systems with constant coefficients. Second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients. Solution of x' = A x + f. Solution of x'' + bx' + cx = f. Superposition principle. Linear oscillations x' = A x + f. Linear oscillations x'' + bx' + cx = f. Exact equations. Differential forms and line integrals. Integral curves. Sequences. Series. Improper integration. Fixed-point theorems and successive approximations. Existence-uniqueness theorem. Series solution of differential equations. Numerical solution of differential equations. Legendre polynomials. Fourier series. Fourier approximations.
Learning outcomes
Ability understand what a differential equation is and what is a solution of it. Ability to solve 1st and 2nd order equations and linear systems with constant coefficients. Basic existence theory, series solutions of differential equations, fourier approximation.
Not required.
Basic Textbooks
1. W.E. Boyce and R. C. DiPrima, Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems.
Additional References
1. R. Bronson, Differential equations.
Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Homeworks, tests, final written exam.
Assessment/Grading Methods

Systematic development and explanation of the theory (and through examples), methods of solutions of exercises, solutions of exercises in the teaching hours and in the problem session hours, final written exam.

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Review-Problem Session hours 26 hours
Personal study 56 hours
Πρόοδος 1 hour
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)
Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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