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Math 215 - Differential Equationa - Kahroline Maria di Passero

Course:Differential Equationa
Professor:Kahroline Maria di Passero
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to Math 215. I'm happy to welcome you to this post Calculus II course. I have been teaching this course since 2008, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Course Description

Math 215 introduces ordinary differential equations, including qualitative and quantitative methods. Introduces the theoretical aspect of differential equations, including establishing when solutions exist, and techniques for obtaining solutions, including series solutions, singular points, Laplace transformations, and linear systems.

What to Expect in this Course

Upon completion of Math 215 (Differential Equations), the student will be able to apply a variety of techniques to solve differential equations with and without initial values.

We will be using the programming language LaTeX in order to complete the given assignments. There is a free online LaTeX compiler, and instructions will be given.

Types of Assessments

We will have both quizzes and exams. 

Textbook Information

Elementary Differential Equations, 9th ed., Nagle, Saff \& Sneider,  ISBN 9780321977069

Other Relevant Course Information

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 Extra Credit
Extra credit will not be assigned.  Instead, I will replace both your lowest quiz and exam scores with your highest quiz and exam scores, respectively.  Period.


Department Chair: Charlie Johnson (661) 362-3037
School of Mathematics Dean: Ann Hamilton 661-362-3294 


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Last updated: 01/24/2022 Sub#: 1243