Modeling with Differential Equations (Oscillations ) OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Differential Equations Course

Published Feb 12, 2009

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The Open University offers the free OpenCourseWare entitled 'Modelling with Differential Equations.' When finished reviewing this course, students should have a greater knowledge of Newtonian mechanics and how they relate to oscillating and harmonic systems. This course is intended for students with a background in Calculus and advanced Mathematics.

Modelling with Differential Equations (Oscillations) Course Specifics:

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

The 'Modelling with Differential Equations' OpenCourseWare is offered by The Open University's Mathematics and Statistics Department. Students interested in this course should have a basic comprehension of calculus and differential equations. This is the sixth in a series of ten Open University courses which focus on the applications of mathematical models. In this course, students will learn to apply Hooke's law on force, the fundamentals of harmonic motion and derive equations of motion for a variety of moving objects. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to determine the features of harmonic systems, including their amplitudes, phases and angular frequency and velocity. Students should plan on leaving at least 16 hours to complete this self-directed course.

This course includes workbooks that can be downloaded, along with online discussion forums and other resources. To download the course materials, or to learn more, visit the differential equations course page.

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