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This Differential Equations for Engineers offered by Coursera in partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is about differential equations, and covers material that all engineers should know. We will learn how to solve first-order equations, and  how to solve second-order equations with constant coefficients and also look at some fundamental engineering applications.
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We will learn about the Laplace transform and series solution methods. We will also learn about systems of linear differential equations, including the very important normal modes problem. Finally, we will learn  how to solve a partial differential equation using separation of variables. This solution method requires first learning about Fourier series.  

After each video, there are problems to solve and I have tried to choose problems that exemplify the main idea of the lecture. I try to give enough problems for students to solidify their understanding of the material, but not so many that students feel overwhelmed. I do encourage students to attempt the  given problems,  but if they get stuck, full solutions can be found in the lecture notes for the Differential Equations for Engineers offered by Coursera in partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

What you will learn

  • First-order differential equations
  • Second-order differential equations
  • The Laplace transform and series solution methods
  • Systems of differential equations and partial differential equations

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Order Differential Equations
  • Linear Homogeneous Differential Equations
  • Linear Inhomogeneous Differential Equations
  • The Laplace Transform and Series Solution Methods
  • Systems of Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • Knowledge of single variable calculus.

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