- Josef Pieper, Enthusiasm and Divine Madness: On the Platonic Dialogue Phaedrus, VIII

Textbook:Stephen Wiggins, Ordinary Differential Equations (2017) (can also be downloaded from here) We will cover chapters 1 - 9* at the rate of roughly one chapter a week in weeks 1-5 and 7-11. Weeks 6 and 12 are for review. (*Except for the Index Theorem, i.e., from "Next we will consider the index theorem" on the bottom of page 77 to the end of the chapter on page 79.) The preface explains the scope and nature of the course (also see the official course website). The Appendices contain helpful background material and additional reading but are not directly examinable. The Addendum corrects typos, clarifies some points and provides solutions to some of the questions at the end of each chapter. Wide margins on each page allow for note taking during lectures, either on a paper copy or on a tablet. Homework problems are drawn from the questions at the end of each chapter. Many other books cover the material taught in this unit (look in the Queen's library), for example:
Steven H Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering (Edition 2) Stephen Lynch, Dynamical Systems with Applications using Mathematica |
Lecture recordings can be accessed through Mediasite or Blackboard: |