Modeling with Differential Equations

Differential equations in modeling evolution, contagion and learning processes. Ordinary differential equations: Existence and uniqueness of solutions; dependence on initial conditions. Numerical methods for solution. Dynamic systems: introduction to qualitative analysis of continuous and discrete autonomous systems, main diagnoses of bifurcations and chaos.

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45 hours


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  • de Figueiredo, D. G., & Neves, A. F. (2010). Equações Diferenciais Aplicadas. Coleção Matemática Universitária. IMPA.
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  • Perko, L. (2006). Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (3 ed.). Springer.
  • Zill, D. G. (2009). Equações Diferenciais com Aplicações em Modelagem. Cengage Learning.
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