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Are You Ready For Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)?

Department of Mathematics
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

One of the problems we encounter while teaching differential equations is that many students do not have the mathematical skills which are essential for success. This is true even though the prerequisite courses (Calculus I, II, and III) have been passed. To address this problem, the Mathematics Department of the University of Arizona decided to do the following. Write a computer program which a student can use before starting ODEs. This program would quiz the student on all sections of calculus which are essential to ODEs(i.e. logs and exponents, differentiation, integration, and power series). The whole purpose of the program would be to hone the student's skills in those parts of calculus which are essential for success in ODEs.

(from the documentation)
Download rurode.zip [98 KB].

Look at the readme file from the program.

Look at other programs in the University of Arizona collection.