## MP361 - Ordinary Differential Equations

**Lecturer/Tutor:** Paul
Watts

Address: Room 1.7B, Department of Theoretical
Physics, Science Building, North Campus

Phone: 708 3762

E-Mail: paul DOT watts AT mu DOT ie

**Assignment Marker:** Jay
Cusack

**Lectures:**

Tuesdays, 9:10am-9:55am, Hall D, Arts Building

Thursdays, 12:05pm-12:50pm, Hall H, Arts Building

**Tutorials:**

Fridays, 1:05pm-1:50pm, Hall C, Arts Building

**Content:**

This module will be lecture-driven, and the assignments and exam will
be based entirely on the material presented in the lectures and
tutorials. There is no required textbook for this module; however,
the following books might be useful as supplements:

Mary L. Boas, __Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences__
(Wiley)

Erwin Kreyszig, __Advanced Engineering Mathematics__
(Wiley)

D. G. Zill, W. S. Wright and M. R. Cullen, __Advanced Engineering
Mathematics__ (Jones and Bartlett)

It's been my experience with teaching this module that the
mathematical background of the students taking it can vary wildly. To
try to address this issue, I include here a
link to the notes (written by Charles Nash) for the EE106 module that
we teach to the first-year engineers. I'm hoping that the vast
majority of it is familiar to all of you, but if you feel you need a
bit of a reminder as to, say, the basics behind infinite series or
what a Taylor series is (both of which will figure into this module),
it should serve as a good starting point. Please take the time to go
through it.

**Assessment:**

Your mark for this module will be based on your total continuous
assessment mark (20%) and your exam mark (80%). The continuous
assessment will consist of problem sets issued (roughly) every two
weeks. They will be made available on this webpage (see below) but
should be submitted as single scanned PDFs to the module's Moodle page
here.

The final exam was on Friday, 21 January 2022.
Here it is
and here are its
solutions.

Below are all the problem sets which were assigned over the
semester:

Problem Set 1 and
its solutions (average mark: 76.2%)

Problem Set 2 and
its solutions (average mark: 76.0%)

Problem Set 3 and
its solutions (average mark: 90.2%)

Problem Set 4 and
its solutions (average mark: 63.6%)

Problem Set 5 and
its solutions (average mark: 84.3%)

Problem Set 6 and
its solutions (average mark: 83.1%)