Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before I Started Teaching Differential Equations

https://web.williams.edu/Mathematics/lg5/Rota.pdf [web.williams.edu]

2020-04-20 21:57

One of many mistakes of my youth was writing a textbook in ordinary differential equations. It set me back several years in my career in mathematics. However, it had a redeeming feature: it led me to realize that I had no idea what a differential equation is. The more I teach differential equations, the less I understand the mystery of differential equations.

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