Acknowledgements
This unit extends the ideas introduced in the unit on first-order differential equations to a particular type of second-order differential equations which has a variety of applications. The unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in calculus, know something about first-order differential equations and some familiarity with complex numbers.
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Differential equations
This unit extends the ideas introduced in the unit on first-order differential equations to a particular type of second-order differential equations which has a variety of applications. The unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in calculus, know something about first-order differential equations and some familiarity with complex numbers.
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit extends the ideas introduced in the unit on first-order differential equations to a particular type of second-order differential equations which has a variety of applications. The unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in calculus, know something about first-order differential equations and some familiarity with complex numbers.
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit introduces the topic of differential equations. The subject is developed without assuming that you have come across it before, but it is taken for granted that you have a basic grounding in calculus. In particular, you will need to have a good grasp of the basic rules for differentiation and integration.
Author(s): The Open University

First-order differential equations
This unit introduces the topic of differential equations. The subject is developed without assuming that you have come across it before, but it is taken for granted that you have a basic grounding in calculus. In particular, you will need to have a good grasp of the basic rules for differentiation and integration.
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit introduces the topic of differential equations. The subject is developed without assuming that you have come across it before, but it is taken for granted that you have a basic grounding in calculus. In particular, you will need to have a good grasp of the basic rules for differentiation and integration.
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit lays the foundation of Newtonian mechanics and in particular the procedure for solving dynamics problems. The preresquisite skills needed for this unit are the ability to solve first and second-order differential equations, a knowledge of vectors, and an understanding of the concept of a force
Author(s): The Open University

Modelling with first order differential equations
This unit lays the foundation of Newtonian mechanics and in particular the procedure for solving dynamics problems. The preresquisite skills needed for this unit are the ability to solve first and second-order differential equations, a knowledge of vectors, and an understanding of the concept of a force
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit lays the foundation of Newtonian mechanics and in particular the procedure for solving dynamics problems. The preresquisite skills needed for this unit are the ability to solve first and second-order differential equations, a knowledge of vectors, and an understanding of the concept of a force
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit shows how various situations can be modelled by a system of linear differential equations. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are a basic understanding of differential equations, a familiarity with the properties of matrices and determinants and some understanding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit shows how various situations can be modelled by a system of linear differential equations. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are a basic understanding of differential equations, a familiarity with the properties of matrices and determinants and some understanding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit is intended to further develop your understanding of Newtonian mechanics in relation to oscillating systems. In addition to a basic grounding in solving systems of differential equations, this unit assumes that you have some understanding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
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Modelling with systems of differential equations
This unit is intended to further develop your understanding of Newtonian mechanics in relation to oscillating systems. In addition to a basic grounding in solving systems of differential equations, this unit assumes that you have some understanding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit is intended to further develop your understanding of Newtonian mechanics in relation to oscillating systems. In addition to a basic grounding in solving systems of differential equations, this unit assumes that you have some understanding of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit is concerned with the technique of expressing a periodic function as a sum of terms, where each term is a constant, a sine function or a cosine function. There is a strong analogy with the technique of expressing a (non-periodic) function as a Taylor series, which is a sum of terms that are powers of the independent variable(s); in both cases, working with just the first few terms generally gives a useful approximation. This unit assumes the following background knowledge: the definit
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Fourier series
This unit is concerned with the technique of expressing a periodic function as a sum of terms, where each term is a constant, a sine function or a cosine function. There is a strong analogy with the technique of expressing a (non-periodic) function as a Taylor series, which is a sum of terms that are powers of the independent variable(s); in both cases, working with just the first few terms generally gives a useful approximation. This unit assumes the following background knowledge: the definit
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit is concerned with the technique of expressing a periodic function as a sum of terms, where each term is a constant, a sine function or a cosine function. There is a strong analogy with the technique of expressing a (non-periodic) function as a Taylor series, which is a sum of terms that are powers of the independent variable(s); in both cases, working with just the first few terms generally gives a useful approximation. This unit assumes the following background knowledge: the definit
Author(s): The Open University

Acknowledgements
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
Author(s): The Open University

Modelling with Fourier series
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
Author(s): The Open University