MATH 286: Differential Equation Plus


Techniques and applications of ordinary differential equations, including Fourier series and boundary value problems, linear systems of differential equations, and an introduction to partial differential equations. Covers all the MATH 285 plus linear systems. Intended for engineering majors and other who require a working knowledge of differential equations.


Prerequisite: Math 241: Calculus III or equivalent

Courseware: This course uses the CAS-ILE™ online system, which costs $99. Please see our CAS-ILE Overview page for more information.


Math 286 syllabus.pdf

NetMath 286 course overview.pdf

Credit Hours


This information applies to high school level students only


Illinois High School Students  
Non-Illinois High School Students  
Courseware Cost $99

This course uses the CAS-ILE online system, which costs $99. Please see CAS-ILE Overview Page for more information.


Individual students enrolled in this course are assigned to a course mentor.


Exams: This course has two 90-minute mid term tests and a 3-hour final exam.

Proctorship Information: This course requires that you obtain a proctor. For most high school students, the High School Coordinator also acts as a proctor for the exams. For more information, see our High School Courses page or Proctor Information page.

Course Timeline:

Course Timeline (high school students): This course is 9 months long.