Differential Equations

Fall 2016 quarter

Taught by

mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics


Proficiency in one year of introductory calculus (including both differential and integral calculus).

The full-time program Physical Systems and Applied Mathematics covers Differential Equations and Multivariable & Vector Calculus (in fall) and Linear Algebra (in winter), all at the upper division science level. Each of these subjects is available to students as stand-alone 4 credit courses by taking a partial credit option within Physical Systems and Applied Mathematics . The prerequisite for any of these courses is proficiency in one year of introductory calculus (including both differential and integral calculus). Students must demonstrate meeting prerequisites through completion of an application form and a diagnostic entrance exam, available at https://sites.evergreen.edu/psam1617/ .

Differential Equations is a rigorous course in applied mathematics, and will include concepts, procedures, and applications of: direction fields, first- and second-order differential equations, series solutions of second order differential equations, and Laplace transforms. Students will apply differential equations to modeling physical situations. Collaborative learning and context-based problem solving will be emphasized. Students will be evaluated on engagement, homework, quizzes, and exams. Class meetings are Tuesdays and Thursday 9 - 11 am. Students successfully completing this portion of the program may be awarded 4 credits of upper division science credit in Differential Equations.

Program Details

Fields of Study


Preparatory For

Mathematics, science, engineering, economics, and education.


Fall Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

First class meeting: Monday, September 26 at 9am (Sem II D3105)

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


2016-04-27New opportunity added.