18.034 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Honors Differential Equations


A word of advice: Keep up with the work in small installments. Don’t leave it all until the last minutes.

Homework Rules

  1. Attempt each problem yourself. Read each portion of the problem before asking for help. If you don’t understand what is being asked, ask for help interpreting the problem and then make an honest attempt to solve it.
  2. Write up each problem independently. You are expected to write the answer in your own words.
  3. Write on your problem set whom you consulted and the sources you used. If you fail to do so, you may be charged with plagiarism and subject to serious penalties.


Problem sets are due in the session listed in the table. The page numbers refer to the course textbook:

Birkhoff, Garret, and Gian-Carlo Rota. Ordinary Differential Equations. 4th ed. New York, NY: Wiley, 1989. ISBN: 9780471860037.

L5 Problem set 1 (PDF) (PDF)
L8 Problem set 2 (PDF) (PDF)
L13 Problem set 3 (PDF) (PDF)
L16 Problem set 4 (PDF) (PDF)
L21 Problem set 5 (PDF) (PDF)
L24 Problem set 6 (PDF) (PDF)
R16 Problem set 7 (PDF) (PDF)
L31 Problem set 8 (PDF) (PDF)
L34 Problem set 9 (PDF) (PDF)

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2009
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples