**Contact Info**

Department of Applied Mathematics

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada N2L 3G1

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32700

Fax: 519-746-4319

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Offered every fall and spring term.

Mathematical models based on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) are ubiquitous these days, arising in all areas of science and engineering, and also in finance and economics. In complex models, the differential equations cannot be solved exactly, and one has to rely on approximate solutions obtained using numerical methods on computers.

The goal of this course is threefold. You will receive a solid introduction to the theory of numerical methods for differential equations (with derivations of the methods and some proofs). You will learn to implement the computational methods efficiently in Matlab, and you will apply the methods to problems in several fields, for example, climate modeling, combustion, control theory, and mathematical biology.

AMATH 242 / CS 371 / CM 271, or permission of the instructor.

If you have completed your 2B term, and have good grades in AMATH 250, MATH 237/247 and MATH 235/245, the instructor will sign you into AMATH 342. The course includes an optional tutorial in Matlab which will ensure that the students who have not taken AMATH 242 are prepared for AMATH 342.

This course will be of interest to anyone who wants to be able to use computers to analyze mathematical models based on differential equations.

**Contact Info**

Department of Applied Mathematics

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada N2L 3G1

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32700

Fax: 519-746-4319

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

43.471468

-80.544205

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
ON,
Canada
N2L 3G1

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