Course detail

Mathematical Modelling by Differential Equations

FSI-SA0Optional (voluntary)Bachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2016/2017Summer semester2. year of study2  credits

The course provides basic applications of ordinary differential equations in technical and scientific branches. Various problems of mechanics, strength of materials, biology, chemistry and other areas are disussed in the framework of this course. Solvings of studied problems consist in forming of a differential equation as a corresponding mathematical model, finding its solution and analysis of this solution.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire knowledge of basic methods of mathematical modelling by means of ordinary differential equations. They also will master solving obtained differential equations.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning

Prerequisites

Differential and integral calculus of functions in a single and more variables, theory of ordinary differential equations.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Fulford, G., Forrester, P., Jones, A.: Modelling with Differential and Difference Equations, New York, 2001.
Fulford, G., Forrester, P., Jones, A.: Modelling with Differential and Difference Equations, New York, 2001
Soare, M.V., Teodorescu, P.P., Toma, I.: Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications to Mechanics, Dordrecht, 2007.
Soare, M.V., Teodorescu, P.P., Toma, I.: Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications to Mechanics, Dordrecht, 2007.
Čermák, J., Ženíšek, A.: Matematika III, Brno, 2001.
Čermák, J., Ženíšek, A.: Matematika III, Brno, 2001.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded on the following conditions: Active participation in lessons.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to explain basic applications of the theory of differential equations. The task of the course is to demonstrate elementary procedures in mathematical modelling by means of ordinary differential equations, including finding and discussion of their solutions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended. Lessons are planned according to the week schedules. Absence from lessons may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Applications of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in mechanics (basic problems).
2. Applications of ODEs in mechanics (linear oscillators).
3. Applications of ODEs in mechanics (special problems).
4. Applications of ODEs in flight dynamics (space velocities and related problems).
5. Applications of ODEs in flight dynamics (systems with a variable mass).
6. Geometric applications of ODEs (orthogonal trajectories).
7. Geometric applications of ODEs (some problems in optics).
8. Applications of ODEs in biology (logistic equation).
9. Applications of ODEs in biology (model predator-prey).
10. Applications of ODEs in chemistry.
11. Catenary curve problem.
12. Applications of ODEs in strength of materials.
13. Summary and completion.