Introduction to Differential Equations
Lead instructor: David Feldman
 About the Tutorial:
This tutorial contains excerpts from David Feldman's Dynamical Systems course. Note that Complexity Explorer tutorials are meant to introduce students to various important techniques and to provide illustrations of their application in complex systems. A given tutorial is not meant to offer complete coverage of its topic or substitute for an entire course on that topic.
This tutorial is designed for beginning math students (those who have completed at least one year of highschool algebra but not calculus).
 About the Instructor(s):
David Feldman is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at College of the Atlantic. From 20042009 he was a faculty member in the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School in Beijing, China. He served as the school's codirector from 20062009. Dave is the author of Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012), a textbook on chaos and fractals for students with a background in high school algebra. He has twice offered a MOOC on Chaos and Dynamical systems on the Complexity Explorer site. Dave was a U.S. Fulbright Lecturer in Rwanda in 201112.
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1,751
 Prerequisites:

At least one year of highschool algebra
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Syllabus
 The Idea of the Derivative
 Introduction to Differential Equations (Dave Feldman)
 Differential Equations
 Qualitative Solutions
 Computational Solutions
 Summary
 Unit 2 Homework