Instructor: Di Fang Please read the Syllabus carefully!
Lecture: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:003:29pm, 3111 Etcheverry ⇒ Berkeley time!
Office Hours: Tue 3:404:39pm and Wed 3:003:59pm, 843 Evans Hall ⇒ Not Berkeley time!
Textbook: The Qualitative Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations by Fred Brauer and John A. Nohel.
Email: difang@berkeley.edu ⇒ Please kindly include Math 123 in the subject line when emailing.
Course Outline:
(Things are subject to change. Once it happens I will let you know.)
Week  Tuesday Topics  Thursday Topics  HW (posted on bCourse) 

1  Policy, Philosophy, Terminology (not all in book) Lecture Notes 
None! Happy labor day! 

2  How to solve ODEs? A Review of some techniques from [Calc/54]  Old and New Lecture Notes  Review of techniques continued, some basic theorem/proof of the structure of the solution space, the need for theory [BN 1.5] Lecture Notes 
HW1 (due Sept 10th) 
3  (Picard's) Existence theorem & proof (under the Lipschitz condition) [BN 3.1]  Picard iteration, Uniform Convergence  Finish proof & (Peano's) Existence theorem, generalization to higher Dimension [BN 3.2], Gronwall Ineq [BN 1.7] & Uniqueness Theorem [BN 3.3] 
HW2 (due Sept 19th) 
4  Continuation of Solutions, Global existence, a priori estimate [BN 3.4]  Dependence on initial condition and parameters [BN 3.5], Baby sensitivity analysis of Uncertainty Quantification, How equilibrium depends on parameter  an intro to bifurcation analysis Lecture Notes 
HW3 (due Sept 26th) Chaotic system (sensitivity of initial data) > try it here! 
5  Existence theorem of system of linear ODEs [BN 2.2], vector norm, matrix norm [BN 1.4/2.1], a review of vector space
Lecture Notes 
Solution space of linear homogeneous systems, fundamental matrix, Abel's formula [BN 2.3] (on textbook, lecture notes will not be posted)  HW4  fixed typo (due Oct 3rd) 
6  Nonhomogeneous system, Variation of constant formula [BN 2.4]  Linear system with constant coefficients, matrix exponenetial [BN 2.5]  HW5 (due Oct 10th) 
7  More on complex eigenpairs (using geometric meaning of rotation matrices); More on Jordan Block partial Lecture Notes 
No Class due to Power Outrage  No HW! Midterm is coming!! 
8  Midterm  Fundamental matrix with general case  Jordan Canonical form, generalized eigenvectors, Jordan chains [BN 2.6] & on Linear Algebra!  No HW! 
9  Asymptotic Behavior of Solutions of Linear System with Constant Coefficients  estimate for homogeneuous & nonhomogeneous cases [BN 2.7] Lecture Notes  Q&A on Midterm  HW6 (due Oct 31st) Happy Halloween! 
10  A taste of coercivity, 2D linear autonoumous system (an intro to Phase space analysis) [BN 2.8]  Linear system with periodic coefficients, Floquent Theorem, Floquet multiplier [BN 2.9]  HW7 (due Nov 7th) Happy Halloween! 
11  Finish linear system with periodic coefficients (nonhomo case), periodic solutions [BN 2.9], intro to Lyapunov stability [BN 4.1]  stability theorem for linear constant coefficient system, variable coefficients  perturbation method [BN 4.24.3]  HW8 (due Nov 14th) 
12  Stability of almost linear system  linearization + perturbation [BN 4.4], bootstrapping argument Lecture Notes  Topological conjugate, HartmanGrobman theorem (Ref: L. Perko, Differential equations and dynamical systems Chapter 2.8)  HW9 (due Nov 21th) 
13  Lyapunov direct method, theorem proof [BN 5.2, 5.3]  Lyapunov method continued, LaSalle Invariance Principle, Hamiltonian system  HW10 (due Dec 3rd) Last homework of this semester! 
14  Biological applications: Flocking of the birds (Reference Papers: [TadmorHa 2008], [LiuHa 2009])  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  
15  Flocking Estimate continued (quantatitive rate via Dissipative inequality and Lyapunov)  Review and Q&A (let me know of the topics that are most confusing, and would like to go over again)  
True or False: I do not need to take notes in class, because Di will always post her notes.
False!! Di is posting the notes for the first three lectures for easier reference because it was a review and material is not in the book. So take notes after the first three lectures.
(By Di on Sept. 3)
Wecome to the class. Wish we have a pleasant and productive semester together!
Please email me about the time conflicts with the office hour by Monday (Sept. 1st), so that we could settle the final office hours.
(By Di on August. 30)