Linear Algebra; pplane; dfield; Linear Systems; Eigenvectors; Eigenvectors
We present our approach to teaching the Method of Eigenvectors to solve linear systems of ODEs without assuming a prerequisite course in Linear Algebra. Rather we depend heavily on a graphical approach to systems in two dimensions to motivate the eigenvalue equation.
Lal, Nishu and Towse, Christopher
"Teaching Differential Equations with Graphics and without Linear Algebra,"
Vol. 10, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol10/iss1/3