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SIMIODE text source for teaching differential equations using modeling

  • 1.  SIMIODE text source for teaching differential equations using modeling

    Posted 03-11-2021 08:37:00

    We at SIMIODE (SIMIODE) are proud to announce a  preliminary draft of our SIMIODE online text, Differential Equations:  A Toolbox for Modeling the World, by Kurt Bryan, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute IN USA.

    You can see the complete Table of Contents at .

    Please look over the text and consider the text for use with your exceptional students who could engage in the pivotal STEM course in differential equations. We will have a final version with even more rich issues, worked out exercises, and engaging modeling to motivate the study of differential equations available on 15 May 2021 which you may also request. Further, the author will complete work on two additional sections on Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems, making the work even more valuable.  We will add these to the available version in the summer 2021.

    We plan for final release on 15 May 2021 for consideration and adoption for use in teaching in a traditional ordinary differential equations course. We will make the electronic version available for individual student cost of $45US with use in Summer and Fall 2021 coursework. Hopefully, you will find this suitable for your students and we would appreciate any feedback you can offer. We have not made a decision concerning availability of hard copy yet.

    Again, we thank you for your interest and please direct all questions, suggestions, and corrections to

    SIMIODE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in support of faculty who wish to motivate and teach differential equations coursework through modeling and in context and is currently  funded by the National Science Foundation.

    PS Check out this model which is useful in a calculus course on how long it takes an ant to build a tunnel of length x, and then explore SIMIODE.

    Brian Winkel