About the Course

Differential Equations

  • Grade 9+
  • CTY-Level
  • Individually Paced

Explore topics typically covered in a semester introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. We’ll reinforce learning through interactive online materials, homework, quizzes, projects, and exams, as your instructor guides you through rigorous areas, including first-order and linear differential equations, series solutions of second-order linear equations, the Laplace transform and linear and nonlinear systems. You’ll watch videos and study your notes regularly to prepare for graded assessments; your assigned instructor is also available for one-on-one review sessions and extra support as you move through the challenging curriculum.

Recommended course length: 6 months

Time Commitment: 5-7 hours of independent work per week.

Students may enroll in this course at any time during the year.

Classes

Students enroll in a course by selecting an open class below. Students progress at their own pace following course guidelines, with guidance from instructors who strive to meet individual needs. While the course provides students with independence and flexibility, students must manage their time to complete the course before the end date.

Note: You need an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.

Up to 9 months of access
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$1399

Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level Not required
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Course Prerequisites

Differential Equations requires:

1 prerequisite

Successful completion of Linear Algebra or Multivariable Calculus or equivalent (completion of both courses preferred)

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)

Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Technical Requirements

This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but some assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.

This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.

Terms & Conditions

After a you complete a course, your projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

You will need to create an account on a third-party site to access course resources.

About Mathematics at CTY

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