MATH 285: Introduction to Applied Mathematics

Note: If this course is being taught this semester, more information can be found at the course home page.

Cross Listed



MTH164 and 165, or MTH174.

This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for



This course ties together many of the themes from courses on linear algebra, calculus, and differential equations. Also, differential equations and matrix equations – the continuous and discrete.

Topics covered

Topis may vary; typical topics include Minimum principles; eigenvalues and dynamical systems; constraints and lagrange multipliers; applications to ellectircal networks; differential equations of equilibrium; calculus of variations; stability and chaos; nonlinear conservation laws.