Differential Equations

Differential Equations

I took this course as a sophomore in my chemical engineering program. This course is similar to this Udacity course, but with a bit of extra detail. Officially called "Ordinary Differential Equations", the course description is as follows:

Course Description

This course is an introduction to solve ordinary differential equations. Topics include:

  • First-order differential equations.
  • Linear differential equations with constant coefficients.
  • Laplace transforms.
  • Systems of linear equations.
  • Examples involving the use of ordinary differential equations in mechanical systems.

How Is It Useful?

Differential equations are not frequently used in data science or computer science in general, however they are useful for modeling economics, finance, and biology.1 Check out this iPython notebook that outlines how differential equations relate to a very common data science tool, Markov Chains.