Welcome to the homepage for McGill Math 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers (Winter 2019) taught by Profs. Trudeau &nd McGregor at Jacob’s Math Help Desk!
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This is one of my favourite courses to teach: the material can appear so intimidating if it isn’t presented properly, but once you understand it, it really isn’t that difficult and is absolutely fascinating.
This course emphasizes the benefits of an understanding-based approach to mastering the material more than many others: there is simply too much material for students to succeed without really understanding the content. My advice is to get started early: the course starts off easy, but those easy topics are the foundation of later, more complicated material, so you need to aim for a high level of mastery right from the start, not just applying an algorithm for solving problems. Simple theory that seems superfluous at the start of the course turns out to be critical when you reach more advanced topics at the end of the semester (when it’s too late to back track).
Don’t take my word for it though – ask anyone who’s taken the class! Being able to solve the problems isn’t enough, you need to really understand what is going on if you don’t want to get caught off guard later in the class.
Beyond the Weekly Mastery Lectures that I offer, I will also run WebWork Workshops (pending sufficient interest), Midterm Mastery Prep and Final Exam Mastery Prep.