Differential equations and Dynamical Systems: Math 645

Meeting : TuTh 1:00    LGRT 319

Instructor : Luc Rey-Bellet

 Office :  1423 J LGRT
 Phone :  545-6020
 E-Mail :  lr7q@math.umass.edu
 Office Hours :   Tuesday 2:30--3:45,   Thursday 9:30--10:30,   or by appointment.

Text: There is no official textbook for the class, but I will provide classnotes. There are many books on the subject, buying one which suits you best is a good investment. Here are some recommendations with some comments. Some of them will be put on reserve at the library. The material covered in the class can be found, roughly speaking, in a combination of Hurewicz (basic theory of ODE's) with Verhulst or Devaney, Hirsch and Smale (more oriented toward dynamical systems apsects).

I am some writing class notes. They will be posted here. This is a preliminary version. If you find typos, mistakes, unclear statements, please tell me.

Class notes-- PDF file


Syllabus: This course is an introduction to differential equations and dynamical systems. Among the subjects to be treated:

Grade: There will be one midterm exam (take-home) and one final exam (in class). Homework will be assigned regularly.


Homework :

Homework #1 (due on Thursday September 22):   HW#1 PDF file      

Homework #2 (due on Thursday October 6):   HW#2 PDF File      

Homework #3 (due on Thursday October 20):   HW#3 PDF File      

Homework #4 (due on Thursday November 10):   HW#4 PDF File      

Homework #5 (due on Tuesday November 29):   HW#5 PDF File      

Homework #6 (due on Tuesday December 13):   HW#6 PDF File