Vaughn Climenhaga

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Houston

Math 3331

Differential Equations
Fall 2020

Instructor: Vaughn Climenhaga
  • Email: climenha [at]
Course information:
  • Lectures:  Online, see Blackboard site for links
  • Textbook:  Differential Equations by Polking, Boggess, and Arnold. Pearson, second edition.
  • Course syllabus
We will study ordinary differential equations (ODEs) as tools for mathematical modeling, including solution techniques for first- and second-order equations and initial value problems; Laplace transforms; numerical methods; systems of ODEs; solution techniques for linear systems; and (time permitting) nonlinear systems including qualitative analysis and bifurcation theory. The course will involve some MATLAB use.

This public-facing website is just a general description of the course. Students enrolled in the class should visit the Blackboard page through AccessUH for further information and full course materials.