Undergraduate Study

MATH3963/4063 Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications (Advanced)

General Information

This page contains information on the senior advanced unit of study MATH3963.

  • Taught in Semester 1.
  • Credit point value: 6.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s): Martin Wechselberger .

Please refer to the Senior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook for all questions relating to Senior Mathematics and Statistics. In particular, see the handbook entry for MATH3963 for further information relating to MATH3963.

You may also view the description of MATH3963 and the description of MATH4063 in the University's course search database.

For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH3963.

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Check your marks

MATH3963/4063 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1, Midterm and Assignment 2 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 21.
Please note that any corrections to Midterm marks must be made by Friday, Jun 21.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, Jun 21.


Course Info sheet

Office hour: Wednesday 15:00-16:00


Assignment 1 is due by March 31st, 23:59.

Midterm quiz: April 18th in Carslaw 375 (in lecture).

Assignment 2 is due by May 25th, 23:59.

Lecture Material

The source for this course is the textbook 'Differential Dynamical Systems' by J.D. Meiss which is available electronically on our Library website, i.e. search for it (no need to buy it). In the table below, I will indicate at the end of each week which material was covered or is relevant (i.e. what you should read).

Computer Lab

Here is a Lab info sheet. It provides you with basic information about our computer labs, how to login, software available and a UNIX summary.

All tutorials will be held in the computer labs (Carslaw, 6th floor). This will give you the opportunity to reflect on the course material through (a) discussions of problems with your peers and the tutor/lecturer and (b) learning/applying mathematical software tools to better explore and efficiently solve these problems.

For those who are interested in learning Mathematica. Here are Mathematica info sheet1 and Mathematica info sheet2 from Robert Marangell's second year class.

Tutorials and Assignments

Please download tutorial sheets prior to the tutorial (I will not provide hard copies). Solution sheets will be posted at the end of the corresponding week together with the next tutorial sheet.

Each assignment sheet will be posted at the end of the week announced. Assignments have to be submitted via turnitin!

Tutorials (PDF) Assignments (PDF) Textbook Material Covered
Week 1 No Tutorials   1.1-1.7, 8.1-8.2
Week 2 Tutorial 1 / Solutions   8.4, 8.7, 2.1-2.2
Week 3 Tutorial 2 / Solutions Assignment 1 / Solutions 2.3-2.6
Week 4 Tutorial 3 / Solutions   2.7-2.8,3.1-3.2
Week 5 Tutorial 4 / Solutions   3.2-3.3
Week 6 Tutorial 5 / Solutions   3.4-3.5,4.1-4.4
Week 7 Tutorial 6 / Solutions   4.5-4.7
Week 8 Tutorial 7 / Solutions   4.7-4.11
  Mid semester break    
Week 9 Tutorial 8 / Solutions   5.1-5.6
Week 10 Tutorial 9 / Solutions Assignment 2 / Solutions 8.6, 8.8, 8.11
Week 11 Tutorial 10 / Solutions   6.1, 6.3, 6.6
Week 12 Tutorial 11 / Solutions   6.7
Week 13 Tutorial 12 / Solutions   6.7



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