DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
MA 203 : MATHEMATICS
AUTUMN - 2002
" Differential Equations are the foundation of natural Scientific, Mathematical view of the world - V. I. Arnold
" Science ( and Technology ) will not light the lamp in a person whose soul has no fuel". -Albert Einstein
" The Integration by formula is the key to the modern theory of Differential Equations".
" The beginner should not be discouraged if he/she finds that he/she does not have the prerequisites for reading the prerequisites" -P R Halmos
"Everything should be made simple as simple as possible, but not simpler" - Albert Einstein
The main emphasis of our course MA203 is on
* Solution methods with related theory as a tool for clarifying the concepts.
* It's link to other areas : like Linear Algebra Calculus etc. : Applications of Linear Algebra and Calculus ( MA 103 & MA 104 ) for solving ODE's
* Stability ( phase space analysis ) : It is important in understanding the steady state behaviour of the physical process .
* It's link to applications ( whenever possible ) : we may not able to do justice to this part, but a slight emphasis may motivate the underlying techniques. However, students will able to see more applications in their branches.