I am completely lost. I just started my O.D.E course this week and I'm already sinking. After the first lecture I was reading through the chapter (because that normally helps) and I became even more confused. I looked at the homework, and I didn't even know where to start. Then I realized (with a glimmer of hope in my eyes) that the professor hadn't even talked about the section that the homework was from. So I was excited about today's lecture because he was going to clear the muddy water... Nope that isn't what happened at all. He mostly talked about the different types of differential equations, said something about a general form, wrote initial value problem on the board and then BOOM!! On to the next chapter. He then realized that he had gone a little over time and apologized. He didn't explain how to approach the problem, or say if there is a process or goal like move things over here or take a derivative first then integral. I want to love this class and I'm so excited to be taking it. But I'm already so confused that I spend my time inn a daze asking what just happened to my brain. The material isn't "hard" yet...the hw assigned is for section 1.2 for crying out loud. Can someone please tell me what to do? I literally have NO idea where to start and the hw is due on Friday. Thank you.