18.034 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Honors Differential Equations

Course Description

This course covers the same material as Differential Equations (18.03) with more emphasis on theory. In addition, it treats mathematical aspects of ordinary differential equations such as existence theorems.
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples
Nautilus shell X-ray and logarithmic spiral.
An X-ray of a chambered nautilus shell shows similar properties to the logarithmic spiral which is a graph of a solution of the differential equation dr/dθ=br. (X-ray courtesy of C. C. Jones, Union College, Schenectady, NY. “Logarithmic Spiral” courtesy of Eric W. Weisstein, from MathWorld - A Wolfram Web Resource.)