Should I bother learning Differential Equations?
Should I bother learning Differential Equations?
So I've never taken a class in differential equations. I'm debating if it's a good investment of my time to study it for the GRE. Specifically, I was wondering how often it comes up, and whether you guys would recommend studying it at all or just forfeiting those questions and focusing on other topics.
Re: Should I bother learning Differential Equations?
IMHO it worth it go through the differential equations section of Princeton Review's book. It will just take 12 days, but might help you answer 23 questions on the test.
Unless you're running out of preparation time. Then skip it.
Unless you're running out of preparation time. Then skip it.

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Re: Should I bother learning Differential Equations?
I agree with Legendre. There will probably be some "hard" ODE questions on the exam which will require more than what the Princeton review covers. By hard I mean it will not necessarily require advanced ODE methods, but will combine an ODE problem with some other area of mathematics. But there will DEFINITELY be some straight up ODE questions. It will most certainly be a positive return on your investment.