Math 279 Differential Equations

Office Hours:

Dr. Pablo Chalmeta
48 Godbey
(540) 674-3600 ext. 4266
Current Schedule

Test dates are estimates.

  • Test 1: February 24
  • Test 2: April 6
  • Test 3: May 2
  • Final Exam: May 9, 8 - 10 AM

Course Information

Software Resources

Three popular choices for software in this class are Excel, Octave and Matlab.

Excel you have paid for with your student fees.

GNU Octave is a free version of Matlab but does not perform symbolic calculations.

Matlab is used widely in industry. Octave uses the same notation as Matlab.

  • This Matlab Basics comes from the VT math department and is a great primer on working with Matlab and Octave.
  • Using Matlab to generate Direction Fields

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    279 Class Page / / revised January 2016