spring 2024
MAT-2200 Differential Equations - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course is included in the programs Mathematical Scienses - bachelor, and Applied Physics and Mathematics - master (5-years). It may also be taken independent of study program.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse og følgende spesielle opptakskrav:

Matematikk R1 + R2 og i tillegg enten:

  • Fysikk 1 + 2 eller
  • Kjemi 1+ 2 eller
  • Biologi 1 + 2 eller
  • Informasjonsteknologi 1 + 2 eller
  • Geofag 1 + 2 eller
  • Teknologi og forskningslære 1 + 2

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Recommended prerequsites is MAT-1003 Calkulus 3 and MAT-1004 Linear algebra or equal.

Application code is 9336.

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

MA-221 Ordinary differential equations 6 ects

Course content

This course covers the elementary theory of ordinary and partial differential equations. It is useful to all science students. Covers equations of the first order, systems of linear equations, series solutions, numerical methods for ordinary differential equations, separation of variables for partial differential equations and Fourier series.

Recommended prerequisites

MAT-1003 Calculus 3, MAT-1004 Linear algebra

Objectives of the course

After the course the student should be able to

  • Solve first order linear and certain types of non-linear differential equations.
  • Classify stability of equilibrium for first order differential equations with parameters.
  • Know existence/uniqueness theorem for initial value problem of differential equations.
  • Know the concept of linearly independent solutions and particular solutions of n-th order linear differential equations and be able to superpose solutions.
  • Solve linear differential equations with power series around ordinary points.
  • Classify linar and almost linear autonomous systems of differential equations with stability of equilibrium.
  • Solve systems of linear differential equations with constant coeffisients.
  • Make face portraits and direction fields for autonomous systems in dimenstion 2.
  • Know basic theory for Fourier series and use this to solve differential equations..
  • Use the method of separtation of variables on simple partial diferential equations with boundary and initial value conditions that lead to development of Fourier series.
  • Use Sturm-Liouville eigenvalue theory on standard problems from separation of variables.

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: Approx.40 h. Coursework: Approx. 30 h.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 07.06.2024 09:00
4 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Mandatory homwork sets Approved – not approved
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Re-sit examination

Students having failed the last ordinary examination are offered a re-sit examination early in the following semester.

Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination early in the following semester.

More information: Exams at UiT

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: MAT-2200
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet