Concourse Math 18.03 – Calendar of topics and HW assignments -- Spring 2020
last updated Tuesday, February 11, 2020 0:02 AM
The topics and assignments will change as the course proceeds!! Check back frequently.
|Seq.||Date||Topics [Notes and Supplements]||Text sections and homework assignments [Solutions]|
|L1||Mon, Feb 3||
Basic notions: Autonomous differential equations, direction fields, integral curves, existence and uniqueness of solutions (general solutions, particular solutions with initial conditions), examples, models, numerical/graphical solutions. Linear equations, separable equations (exponential growth with harvesting, mixing problems, cooling problems), system/signal perspective.
Lecture #1 Notes (revised Feb 2, 2020)
http://math.rice.edu/~dfield/dfpp.html has a good tool for drawing direction (slope) fields. The current version requires you to download a Java executable file to your own computer and to run it locally on your own machine. You can customize various options. You can also print the graphs. [How Java is called varies on computer and operating system, so we may have to provide some additional documentation.]
|Problem Set #1 (due Tues, Feb 11)
EP 1.1 (Differential equations and mathematical models)
EP 1.2 (Integrals as general and particular solutions)
EP 1.3 (Slope fields and solution curves)
EP 1.4 (Separable equations and applications)
Notes D (Definite Integral Solutions)
Notes G.1 (Graphical & Numerical Methods)
SN 1 (Notation & Language)
EP 1.7 (Population models)
EP 7.1 (Equilibrium solutions and stability)
SN 2 (Modeling by 1st Order Linear ODEs)
|R1||Tues, Feb 4||[Linear equations, numerical methods and applets, solution by separation if forcing term is constant, examples and methods.]||EP 6.1, 6.2 (Numerical Methods)
Notes G.3 (Graphical & Numerical Methods)
|L2||Wed, Feb 5||
Direction fields, integral curves, isoclines, separatrices, funnels, graphical methods. Linear equations, homogeneous vs. inhomogeneous solutions, method of undetermined coefficients. Solving 1st order linear equations by integrating factors and by linearity.
Lecture #2 Notes (revised Feb 5, 2020)
|Numerical Methods: Euler's Method (OCW Video)
Example of Euler's Method (OCW Video)
|R2||Thurs, Feb 6||Linear equations, homogeneous vs. inhomogeneous solutions, method of undetermined coefficients [Homogeneous equation, null signal, diffusion and Newton's Law of Cooling, coupling constant]||Problem Set #2 (due Wed, Feb 19)
EP 1.5 (Linear 1st Order Equations);
IR1–3 (Input-Response Models);
SN 2 (Modeling by 1st Order Linear ODEs)
SN 3 (Solutions of 1st Order Linear ODEs)
|L3||Mon, Feb 10||
Linearity and linear models, continued; Variation of Parameters; higher order linear ODEs; signal-response perspective; linear system response to exponential and sinusoidal input.
Lecture #3 Notes (may be revised)
|R3||Tues, Feb 11||Solutions of first order linear ODEs, integrating factors; Transients; Diffusion example, coupling constant; variation of parameters.|
|L4||Wed, Feb 12||
Linear system response to exponential and sinusoidal input; gain, phase lag.
Lecture #4 Notes (may be revised)
Problem Set #3
Exam Topics & Practice Questions for Exam #1
Practice Exam 1 Solutions
|R4||Thurs, Feb 13||Complex-valued equation associated to sinusoidal input.|
|-||Mon, Feb 17||
Presidents Day - no classes
|L5||Tues, Feb 18||
[Monday schedule] Complex-valued equation associated to sinusoidal input. The algebra of complex numbers; the complex exponential; complex numbers, roots of unity. Complex-valued equation associated to sinusoidal input; gain, phase lag.
Lecture #5 Notes (may be revised)
|L6||Wed, Feb 19||
Autonomous equations, the phase line, equilibria, critical points, stability. 2nd order linear constant coefficient ODEs, characteristic polynomial.
Lecture #6-7 Notes (may be revised)
|R5||Thurs, Feb 20||Review of topics for exam I - slope fields, integral curves, modeling by ODEs, separable equations, autonomous equations, linear equations, methods.||
Problem Set #4
|L7||Mon, Feb 24||Exam #1 [date may change] Solutions|
|R6||Tues, Feb 25||Good vibrations, damping conditions [Complex roots; Under, over, critical damping; Complex replacement, extraction of real solutions; Transience; Root diagram]|
|L8||Wed, Feb 26||
Linear Algebra: Subspaces, span, image and kernel, linear independence, basis, dimension, coordinates relative to a basis.
2nd order linear constant coefficient ODEs, characteristic polynomial, modes, independence of solutions, and superposition of solutions; sinusoidal and exponential response; normalized solutions; harmonic oscillator. Complex characteristic roots. [some topics may be shifted to other lectures]
Lecture #8 Notes (may be revised)
|R7||Thurs, Feb 27||Linear Algebra: Linear spaces, function spaces and linear operators, span, image and kernel.|
|L9||Mon, Mar 2||
Linear operators with constant coefficients (time invariant), exponential solutions, characteristic polynomial; examples of homogeneous solutions with distinct real roots, pure complex roots (Hooke's Law).
Lecture #9 Notes (to be revised)
|R8||Tues, Mar 3|| Dashpot drive; RLC circuits
A Worked Example of a 2nd Order Linear System with Sinusoidal Input Signal
|L10||Wed, Mar 4||
Linear time-invariant (LTI) operators; case of repeated roots of characteristic polynomial; Operators and the Exponential Response Formula (ERF) and the Resonance Response Formula (RRF) for exponential and sinusoidal input signals. Gain and phase lag; spring drive, complex replacement, complex gain, phase lag; Resonance and forced harmonic motion.
Lecture #10 Notes (revised Mar 17, 2018 to include full proof of RRF)
Problem Set #5
|R9||Thurs, Mar 5||--|
|L11||Mon, Mar 9||
Exponential Response Formula (ERF), Resonance Response Formula (RRF); Exponential Shift Rule; Variation of Parameters for higher order systems.
Lecture #11 Notes (may be revised)
|R10||Tues, Mar 10||
Resonance, Frequency response, LTI systems, superposition, RLC circuits [Resonance; Frequency response; RLC circuits; Time invariance]
|L12||Wed, Mar 11||
Examples of Variation of Parameters and the Exponential Shift Rule; Discontinuous inputs; Introduction to Fourier series for periodic inputs.
Lecture #12 Notes (may be revised)
|R11||Thurs, Mar 12||Engineering applications [Damping ratio]||Problem Set #6
EP 8.1 (Periodic functions and trigonometric series)
SN 20 (More on Fourier series)
EP 8.2 (General Fourier series and convergence)
EP 8.3 (Fourier sine and cosine series)
EP 8.4 (Applications of Fourier series)
|L13||Mon, Mar 16||
Fourier series for periodic inputs; orthogonality; Fourier coefficients [Periodic input functions]
Lecture #13 Notes (may be revised)
|R12||Tues, Mar 17||Operations on Fourier Series [Squarewave; Piecewise continuity; Tricks: trig id, linear combination, shift]|
|L14||Wed, Mar 18||
Fourier Series, continued. Fourier's Theorem and Fourier coefficients.
Lecture #14 Notes (may be revised)
Practice Questions for Exam #2
Practice Exam 2 Solutions
|R13||Thurs, Mar 19||Fourier series: harmonic response [Differentiating and integrating Fourier series; Harmonic response; Amplitude and phase expression for Fourier series]|
|L15||Mon, Mar 30||
Exam #2 [date may change] Solutions
|R14||Tues, Mar 31||Periodic solutions; resonance; solutions of 1st and 2nd order ODEs with discontinuous input signals; harmonic response, step response.||
Problem Set #7
|L16||Wed, Apr 1||
Generalized functions, generalized derivative, step and delta functions. Impulse and step responses.
Lecture #15 Notes (new, may be revised)
|R15||Thurs, Apr 2||Step and delta functions. Impulse and step responses, generalized derivative.----|
|L17||Mon, Apr 6||
Laplace transform: basic properties (region of convergence; L[t^n]; s-shift rule; L[sin(at)] and L(cos(at)]; t-domain vs s-domain; L[delta(t)]; t-derivative rule; idea of how to solve ODEs by translating differential equations into algebraic equations.
Lecture #16 Notes (new, may be revised)
|R16||Tues, Apr 7||Step and delta functions. Impulse and step responses, generalized derivative.
|L18||Wed, Apr 8||
Post-initial conditions of unit impulse response; time invariance; commutation with D; commutation with t-shift; Convolution product, delta function as unit for convolution [Worked Examples of Laplace Transform and Convolution]
|R17||Thurs, Apr 9||Solution with initial conditions as w*q. Inverse transform; Partial fractions, coverup; Non-rest initial conditions for first order equations].||
Problem Set #8
Exam #3 Topics and Practice Exam #3 (with solutions). This includes a 2-page summary of recent topics, a reference sheet for Laplace transforms and Fourier series, a practice exam, and solutions.
|L19||Mon, Apr 13||
Solution with of ODEs with initial conditions as w*q; partial fraction methods; non-rest initial conditions for first order equations
|R18||Tues, Apr 14||Second order equations; completing the squares; the pole diagram; weight and transfer function; t-shift rule; poles; pole diagram of LT and long term behavior], the transfer function and frequency response [Stability; Transfer and gain]|
|L20||Wed, Apr 15||
Introduction to vector fields and systems of 1st order ODEs; matrix representation.
Here's a website that has a good java-based tool for showing vector fields and flows: http://math.rice.edu/~dfield/dfpp.html. The current version requires you to download a Java executable file to your own computer and to run it locally on your own machine. You can customize various options. You can also print the graphs. [How Java is called varies on computer and operating system, so we may have to provide some additional documentation.]
|R19||Thurs, Apr 16||
Linear algebra concepts: linear independence, span, basis, coordinates; matrix of a linear transformation relative to a basis; Review for exam III.
Problem Set #9
Notes LS.1 (Linear systems: Review of linear algebra)
Notes LS.2.2 (Homogeneous linear systems w/constant coefficients)
EP 5.4 (The eigenvalue methods for homogeneous systems)
SN 30 (First order systems and second order equations)
SN 31 (Phase portraits in two dimensions)
Notes LS.3 (Complex and repeated eigenvalues)
EP 7.2 (Stability and the phase plane)
Notes GS.1–5 (Graphing ODE systems)
EP 5.7 (Matrix exponentials and linear systems)
Notes LS.6 (Solution matrices)
|R20||Tues, Apr 21|
|L21||Wed, Apr 22||Vector fields and systems of 1st order ODEs; reduction of order - nth order equations and systems of 1st order equations; Linear systems, matrix definitions and methods; first order linear systems of ODEs in matrix form, solution of uncoupled (diagonal) systems and evolution matrices; uncoupling a system (diagonalization) in case of real eigenvalues, evolution matrices; Sampler of Phase Plane diagrams for uncoupled, coupled, period, and stable sink linear systems and a nonlinear system.|
|R21||Thurs, Apr 23||
Linear systems and matrices; matrix algebra, row reduction, inverse matrices; eigenvalues, eigenvectors, uncoupling a system (diagonalization), evolution matrices.
|L22||Mon, Apr 27||
Exam #3 [date may change] Solutions
|R22||Tues, Apr 28||
Solving System of 1st Order Linear Differential Equations, continued.
|L23||Wed, Apr 29||
Complex or repeated eigenvalues; qualitative behavior of linear systems; phase plane; trace-determinant plane, stability; phase portraits, morphing of linear phase portraits.
|R23||Thurs, Apr 30||Complex or repeated eigenvalues; Qualitative behavior of linear systems; phase plane [Eigenvalues vs coefficients; Complex eigenvalues; Repeated eigenvalues; Defective, complete; Trace-determinant plane; Stability]|
|L24||Mon, May 4||Matrix exponentials [Inhomogeneous linear systems (constant input signal)]||Problem Set #10 (practice only - solns. will be posted)
EP 7.3 (Linear and almost linear systems)
EP 7.4 (Ecological models: Predators and competitors)
EP 7.5 (Nonlinear mechanical systems)
Notes GS.6 (Graphing ODE systems)
Notes GS.7 (Structural stability)
Nonlinear Systems and Linearization
|R24||Tues, May 5||
Normal modes and the matrix exponential [Matrix exponential; Uncoupled systems; Exponential law]
|L25||Wed, May 6||Nonlinear systems; linearization near equilibria, Jacobian matrices; the nonlinear pendulum; autonomous systems, predator-prey systems.|
|R25||Thurs, May 7||Nonlinear systems; linearization near equilibria, Jacobian matrices; the nonlinear pendulum; autonomous systems, predator-prey systems.|
|L26||Mon, May 11||Limitations of the linear: limit cycles and chaos, strange attractors.|
|R26||Tues, May 12||Last details.|
Practice Final Exam Problems Solutions
Final Exam -- Date and Time TBD in 16-160
FH: Farlow-Hall-McDill-West, Differential Equations & Linear Algebra, Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2nd Edition
EP: C. Henry Edwards and David E. Penney, Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems, Prentice-Hall, Sixth Edition.
SN: 18.03 Supplementary Notes, available on the course website.
Notes: 18.03 Notes and Exercises available on the course website.
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