This article takes the nonlinear differential equation model as an example and uses information technology to create a new course teaching model. The computing software Maple is effectively applied to the precise solution of nonlinear differential equations through the analysis of examples. The overall goal and specific implementation of the teaching plan to integrate ordinary differential equations and information technology have been completed. The study found that the teaching plan proposed in the article is assisted by information technology, with teachers and students participating in an interactive and exploratory teaching method. This method is worthy of further promotion.
- Information technology
- nonlinear differential equations
- research teaching mode
- teaching plan
- computing software Maple
The rapid development of information technology continues to impact the traditional-closed, one-way transmission course teaching mode. This is also rapidly changing the learning lifestyle of students and changing teachers’ traditional teaching concepts and teaching models. How to create a new curriculum teaching model according to the teaching objectives of the curriculum and the characteristics of information technology is an important research topic for teachers in the information age . In the teaching practice in recent years, we have actively explored the research teaching model with the characteristics of the times. The use of information technology to create a research teaching model is an excellent example of the combination of information technology and curriculum teaching reform.
Nonlinear phenomena are common in nature and social life. Many significant issues such as engineering technology and natural phenomena can be attributed to nonlinear equations. Therefore, using nonlinear equations to study the objective world is an inevitable way. With the development of social sciences and natural sciences, the solution of nonlinear differential equations, especially the analysis of the exact solutions, is one of the most important ways to solve practical problems . It is widely used in various fields such as physics, engineering technology and applied mathematics. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the research on the exact solution of nonlinear differential equations to make it serve the reality. There are many functional methods for solving nonlinear differential equations, including the homogeneous balance method, backscattering method, Darboux transformation method, variable minimum separation method, Painleve expansion method and Tanh-function method. These exact solutions have extensively promoted the development of nonlinear equation theory and practical applications. Tanh-function method is one of the very effective methods to construct exact solutions of nonlinear equations. In this regard, this article takes the nonlinear differential theory as the starting point and focuses on the Tanh-function method and its promotion. At the same time, we use this method to solve the common three kinds of nonlinear differential equations commonly used.
According to the characteristics of the content structure of the ordinary differential equations course, our overall goal of designing the teaching plan is as follows: first, through the teaching of ordinary differential equations, we must teach students the necessary basic knowledge, and more importantly, cultivate students’ abilities . We want students to learn, learn to think, learn to acquire information, learn to analyse and solve problems. Second, we must select typical materials that are closely related to the textbook's content and use multimedia technology to create a learning situation that can reflect the development and development of mathematical concepts, conclusions and thinking methods. In this way, students can master and use mathematical thinking methods to ‘discover’ new mathematical problems independently to guide students to conduct study and research and cultivate creativity and innovation. Figure 1 shows the basic structure of the information teaching classroom.
The key to research teaching is the design of the research teaching plan. ‘Ordinary differential equations’ is a professional introductory course for mathematics and applied mathematics . To meet the rapid development of higher education, we have to focus on the reforms on the integration of modern information technology and the teaching mode of ordinary differential equations.
Students have taken courses such as ‘Mathematical Analysis’, ‘Advanced Algebra’, ‘Analytic Geometry’ and ‘General Physics’ before taking the course of ordinary differential equations . Thus, they have a particular foundation in mathematics and applied mathematics. Students have also studied ‘Computer Application Fundamentals’, ‘Algorithm Language’ and other educational courses and have a thorough understanding of nonlinear differential equation courseware functions.
We use the second edition of ‘Ordinary Differential Equations’ compiled by the Department of Mathematics of Northeast Normal University as the introductory textbook. In the organising of teaching content, the teaching materials are scientifically processed following the actual situation of students majoring in mathematics and applied mathematics . Thus, for example, the methods and theoretical applications of solving differential equations are regarded as the content of the intensive lecture.
The Tanh-function expansion method is the abbreviation of the hyperbolic tangent function expansion method. This function method is currently one of the most effective methods for constructing nonlinear differential equations for precise solutions . In solving nonlinear functions, people find that the solitary wave solutions of many nonlinear differential equations, including the Burgers equation, KdV equation, etc., can be represented by polynomials in the form of Tanh functions. This inspired people to use nonlinear differential equations to construct solitary wave solutions with Tanh functions. This is also the origin of the Tanh-function expansion method.
This section first briefly introduces the expansion method of the Tanh function. Only after understanding and mastering can the application of accurate solutions be better carried out. Figure 2 shows the expanded form of the Tanh function . The specific description of the Tanh-function expansion method is to give a nonlinear differential equation as shown in equation (1)
The first step assumes that the travelling wave solution of the equation has the following form, and the travelling wave change has
The second step hypothesis is
The third step is to determine the value of m. Generally, a positive integer can be obtained by balancing the nonlinear term and higher-order derivative term of the nonlinear differential equation (1).
The fourth step is to introduce formula (5) into formula (3) and simplify it to be that all coefficients of
In the fifth step, we use Maple to solve the above algebraic equations. In this way, the precise expression result of each coefficient can be obtained . Finally, these results are re-introduced into the formula (3) and the exact solution of the nonlinear equation (1) can be finally obtained. The exact solution is represented by
The expression of the coupled KdV equations is shown in formula (6)
The (2+1)-dimensional Burgers equation is generated in the phenomenon of fluid mechanics mainly to study turbulence in fluids . The equation expression is shown in formula (10)
represents the derivative of
Now, the coefficients solved by each equation system are substituted into equation (13) to get the final accurate solution. The statistics of the specific exact solution are as follows.
First set of results
RLW-Burgers mainly describes the problem of nonlinear dispersion wavelength and the expression of its equations is shown in formula (14)
In this regard, the precise expressions of the coefficients of the equations solved with the Maple auxiliary tool are as follows
Now, the coefficients of each equation system are substituted in equation (17) to obtain the final exact solution. The statistics of the specific 4 exact solutions are as follows
The exact solution of nonlinear differential functions has always been a severe and essential physics and mathematics content. We use the Tanh-function method to solve the exact solution concisely and quickly. We apply the Tanh-function method to the coupled KdV process and (2+1)-dimensional Burgers equation and other types of nonlinear differential equations to solve specific examples to confirm affirmatively the Tanh-function method's value in the application of nonlinear differential functions.