subject
Intro

edX: Linear Differential Equations

 with  Paul Blanchard
Sponsored
Complexity Tutorials
Santa Fe University via Complexity Explorer

Phenomena as diverse as the motion of the planets, the spread of a disease, and the oscillations of a suspension bridge are governed by differential equations. This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory of ordinary differential equations and follows a modern dynamical systems approach. In particular, equations are analyzed using qualitative, numerical, and if possible, symbolic techniques.

MATH226 is essentially the edX equivalent of MA226; a one-semester course in ordinary differential equations taken by more than 500 students per year at Boston University. It is divided into three parts. MATH226.2x is the second part.

For additional information on obtaining credit through the ACE Alternative Credit Project, please visit here.

6 Student
reviews
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Calculus
Institution Boston University
Provider edX
Language English
Calendar 8 weeks long

Disclosure: To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers.

+ Add to My Courses
FAQ View All
What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

Reviews for edX's Linear Differential Equations
4.7 Based on 6 reviews

  • 5 stars 83%
  • 4 star 0%
  • 3 star 17%
  • 2 star 0%
  • 1 star 0%

Did you take this course? Share your experience with other students.

Write a review
  • 1
5.0 2 years ago
by Bart completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Same high quality of part 1 of the course.

Excellent introduction to the subject in three parts. Next to techniques, the course also spends a lot of time on conceptual understanding and how/where differential arise in practice/physical applications.

The prof has relaxed and easy to follow lecturing style and the course staff in highly involved and helpful in the forum.

A little calculus (differentiation and some integration) background required, but the course is rather easy going.
1 person found
this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
5.0 2 years ago
by Gaetano Pagani completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I completed all three Math 226 courses. The courses are of high quality level and all topics are explained very well by Prof. Blanchard. Materials, exercises, midterm and final exams cover all the aspects discussed. I am very pleased to have shared this experience. I must thank the all staff for the great job.
1 person found
this review helpful
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
5.0 2 years ago
Daniel Finol completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
5.0 2 years ago
by Marina completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
3.0 3 years ago
Divya partially completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
5.0 2 years ago
by Marat Minshin completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
  • 1

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free