University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Vv 216: Calculus IV 

General information

Credits: No credits are counted towards graduation for those who have completed Vv256 or Vv286
Prerequisites: Vv215
Back ground and Goals: The sequence Vv115-116-215-216 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts
and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to concentrate in mathematics, science,
or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems
rather than theory and proof.
Content: Vv216 is a basic course on differential equations, intended for engineers and other scientists who need
to apply the techniques in their work. Topics covered include some material on complex numbers and matrix
algebra, first and second order linear and non-linear systems with applications, introductory numerical methods,
and elementary Laplace transform techniques.