# Lecture Notes

Below are the lecture notes for every lecture session along with links to the Mathlets used during lectures.

LEC# TOPICS RELATED MATHLETS
I. First-order differential equations
1

Direction fields, existence and uniqueness of solutions (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Isoclines

2

Numerical methods (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Euler's method

3 Linear equations, models (PDF)
4 Solution of linear equations, integrating factors (PDF)
5 Complex numbers, roots of unity (PDF)
6

Complex exponentials; sinusoidal functions (PDF)

Related Mathlets: Complex roots, Complex exponential

7

Linear system response to exponential and sinusoidal input; gain, phase lag (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Trigonometric identity

8

Autonomous equations; the phase line, stability (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Phase lines

9 Linear vs. nonlinear (PDF)
10 Exam I
II. Second-order linear equations
11 Modes and the characteristic polynomial (PDF)
12

Good vibrations, damping conditions (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Damped vibrations

13

Exponential response formula, spring drive (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Harmonic frequency response: Variable input frequency

14

Complex gain, dashpot drive (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Amplitude and phase: Second order II

15 Operators, undetermined coefficients, resonance (PDF)
16

Frequency response (PDF)

17

LTI systems, superposition, RLC circuits (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Series RLC circuit

18

Engineering applications (PDF)

19 Exam II
III. Fourier series
20

Fourier series (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Fourier coefficients

21

Operations on fourier series (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Fourier coefficients: Complex with sound

22 Periodic solutions; resonance (PDF)
23 Step functions and delta functions (PDF)
24 Step response, impulse response (PDF)
25

Convolution (PDF)

Related Mathlets: Convolution: Accumulation, Convolution: Flip and drag

26 Laplace transform: basic properties (PDF)
27 Application to ODEs (PDF)
28 Second order equations; completing the squares (PDF)
29

The pole diagram (PDF)

Related Mathlets: Amplitude response: Pole diagram, Poles and vibrations

30 The transfer function and frequency response (PDF)
31 Exam III
IV. First order systems
32 Linear systems and matrices (PDF)
33

Eigenvalues, eigenvectors (PDF)

Related Mathlets: Linear phase portrait: Matrix entry, Matrix vector

34

Complex or repeated eigenvalues (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Linear phase portrait: Matrix entry

35

Qualitative behavior of linear systems; phase plane (PDF)

Related Mathlets: Linear phase portrait: Matrix entry, Linear phase portrait: Cursor entry

36 Normal modes and the matrix exponential (PDF)
37 Nonlinear systems (PDF)
38 Linearization near equilibria; the nonlinear pendulum (PDF)
39

Limitations of the linear: limit cycles and chaos (PDF)

Related Mathlet: Vector fields

41 Final exam