Shen, Wen. 2015. Lecture Notes for Math 251: Introduction to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Cornwall NY USA

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Shen, Wen. 2015. Lecture Notes for Math 251: Introduction to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. 234 pp.

http://www.math.psu.edu/shen_w/PDF/NotesPDE.pdf

This is a well-written set of notes covering the traditional material in a first differential equations course including Laplace Transforms and introduction to partial differential equations. The style is by narrative spiced with examples. There are no exercises. However, the examples and the step-by-step analysis offered in their support are worth sending students to read and the teacher can supply exercises which build on the author’s examples.

The text is hot-linked from the Table of Contents for ease of use.  There are many graphical illustrations in support of the presentation.

This could serve as a complete text for a course, but exercises and activities need to be supplied by the teacher.

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  • Brian Winkel (2016), "Shen, Wen. 2015. Lecture Notes for Math 251: Introduction to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations," https://simiode.org/resources/2947.

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