Math 6307   Ordinary differential Equations I.   Fall 2017

Schedule: 1:30 - 2:45 pm  TR

Classroom: Skiles 257

Office: Skiles  102A

Phone: 404-894-4750



Office hours: 1:30 - 3 pm M & 4:05 - 4:40 pm T


Instructor: Chongchun Zeng

Prerequisites: MATH 2552&4541, or permission of the instructor

Participation: Attendence in classes is mandatory. Students are expected to read the materials before and/or after the classes. It is suggested that you start to work on homework problems right after they are assigned.

Main reference book: Ordinary differential equations with applications, Carmen Chicone, 2nd edition, Springer. (Homework will mainly come from this book.)


Materials:  In this semester, we will develop the qualitative theory for systems of ordinary differential equations. Subjects will are rough limit sets, stability, Lyapunov functions, linear systems, Floquet theory, attractors, invariant manifolds, bifurcation theory, normal forms, periodic orbits. The topics are among


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Homework assignments: