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MA202-5-SP-CO: Differential Equations

Year: 2018/19
Status: Current
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Campus: Colchester Campus
Term: Spring
Level: Undergraduate: Level 5
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Incoming Essex Abroad / Exchange students: Yes
Available to Outside Option: No
Available to Audit: No
Module Start and End Dates: Monday 14 January 2019 - Friday 22 March 2019
Pre-requisites: MA101

Supervisor: Dr Hadi Susanto
Teaching Staff: Dr Hadi Susanto, email; Dr Chris Antonopoulos, email
Contact details: Miss Claire Watts, Department Manager, email,

Module Description

The subject of ordinary differential equations is a very important branch of Applied Mathematics. Many phenomena from Physics, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Finance, among others, may be described using ordinary differential equations. To understand the underlying processes, we have to find and interpret the solutions to these equations. The last part of the module is devoted to the study of nonlinear differential equations and stability. The course provides an overview of standard methods for solving single ordinary differential equations and systems of ordinary differential equations, with an introduction to the underlying theory.

Teaching and Assessment


20 per cent Coursework Mark, 80 per cent Exam Mark


100 per cent Exam Mark

Exam Duration and Period

120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Teaching Methods

This module runs at 3 contact hours per week. In the Summer term 3 revision lectures are given.

Other information

Prerequisite: MA101-4-FY. Available independently to Socrates/IP students spending all relevant terms at Essex. 'A' level Maths or equivalent normally required.


Teaching Materials

Available via Moodle.

Lecture Recording

Of 41 hours, 33 (80.5%) hours available to students:
8 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Further information

Department Website: Mathematical Sciences

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Clare Dunning
    Institution: The University of Kent
    Academic Role: Reader in Applied Mathematics


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