Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes Third Edition

Author: George F. Simmons
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498702621
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Mathematics

Fads are as common in mathematics as in any other human activity, and it is always difficult to separate the enduring from the ephemeral in the achievements of one’s own time. An unfortunate effect of the predominance of fads is that if a student doesn’t learn about such worthwhile topics as the wave equation, Gauss’s hypergeometric function, the gamma function, and the basic problems of the calculus of variations—among others—as an undergraduate, then he/she is unlikely to do so later. The natural place for an informal acquaintance with such ideas is a leisurely introductory course on differential equations. Specially designed for just such a course, Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes takes great pleasure in the journey into the world of differential equations and their wide range of applications. The author—a highly respected educator—advocates a careful approach, using explicit explanation to ensure students fully comprehend the subject matter. With an emphasis on modeling and applications, the long-awaited Third Edition of this classic textbook presents a substantial new section on Gauss’s bell curve and improves coverage of Fourier analysis, numerical methods, and linear algebra. Relating the development of mathematics to human activity—i.e., identifying why and how mathematics is used—the text includes a wealth of unique examples and exercises, as well as the author’s distinctive historical notes, throughout. Provides an ideal text for a one- or two-semester introductory course on differential equations Emphasizes modeling and applications Presents a substantial new section on Gauss’s bell curve Improves coverage of Fourier analysis, numerical methods, and linear algebra Relates the development of mathematics to human activity—i.e., identifying why and how mathematics is used Includes a wealth of unique examples and exercises, as well as the author’s distinctive historical notes, throughout Uses explicit explanation to ensure students fully comprehend the subject matter Outstanding Academic Title of the Year, Choice magazine, American Library Association.

Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes Third Edition

Author: George F. Simmons
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498702607
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Mathematics

Fads are as common in mathematics as in any other human activity, and it is always difficult to separate the enduring from the ephemeral in the achievements of one’s own time. An unfortunate effect of the predominance of fads is that if a student doesn’t learn about such worthwhile topics as the wave equation, Gauss’s hypergeometric function, the gamma function, and the basic problems of the calculus of variations—among others—as an undergraduate, then he/she is unlikely to do so later. The natural place for an informal acquaintance with such ideas is a leisurely introductory course on differential equations. Specially designed for just such a course, Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes takes great pleasure in the journey into the world of differential equations and their wide range of applications. The author—a highly respected educator—advocates a careful approach, using explicit explanation to ensure students fully comprehend the subject matter. With an emphasis on modeling and applications, the long-awaited Third Edition of this classic textbook presents a substantial new section on Gauss’s bell curve and improves coverage of Fourier analysis, numerical methods, and linear algebra. Relating the development of mathematics to human activity—i.e., identifying why and how mathematics is used—the text includes a wealth of unique examples and exercises, as well as the author’s distinctive historical notes, throughout. Provides an ideal text for a one- or two-semester introductory course on differential equations Emphasizes modeling and applications Presents a substantial new section on Gauss’s bell curve Improves coverage of Fourier analysis, numerical methods, and linear algebra Relates the development of mathematics to human activity—i.e., identifying why and how mathematics is used Includes a wealth of unique examples and exercises, as well as the author’s distinctive historical notes, throughout Uses explicit explanation to ensure students fully comprehend the subject matter Outstanding Academic Title of the Year, Choice magazine, American Library Association.

Calculus Gems

Author: George F. Simmons
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883855615
Release Date: 2007-08-02
Genre: Mathematics

Calculus Gems, a collection of essays written about mathematicians and mathematics, is a spin-off of two appendices (""Biographical Notes"" and ""Variety of Additional Topics"") found in Simmons' 1985 calculus book. With many additions and some minor adjustments, the material will now be available in a separate softcover volume. The text is suitable as a supplement for a calculus course and/or a history of mathematics course, The overall aim is bound up in the question, ""What is mathematics for?"" and in Simmons' answer, ""To delight the mind and help us understand the world"". The essays are independent of one another, allowing the instructor to pick and choose among them. Part A, ""Brief Lives"", is a biographical history of mathematics from earliest times (Thales, 625-547 BC) through the late 19th century (Weierstrass, 1815-1897) that serves to connect mathematics to the broader intellectual and social history of Western civilization. Part B, ""Memorable Mathematics"", is a collection of interesting topics from number theory, geometry, and science arranged in an order roughly corresponding to the order of most calculus courses. Some of these sections have a few problems for the student to solve. Students can gain perspective on the mathematical experience and learn some mathematics not contained in the usual courses, and instructors can assign student papers and projects based on the essays. The book teaches by example that mathematics is more than computation. Original illustrations of influential mathematicians in history and their inventions accompany the brief biographies and mathematical discussions.

Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell Geometry Algebra Trigonometry

Author: George F. Simmons
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781592441303
Release Date: 2003-01-14
Genre: Mathematics

ÒGeometry is a very beautiful subject whose qualities of elegance, order, and certainty have exerted a powerful attraction on the human mind for many centuries. . . Algebra's importance lies in the student's future. . . as essential preparation for the serious study of science, engineering, economics, or for more advanced types of mathematics. . . The primary importance of trigonometry is not in its applications to surveying and navigation, or in making computations about triangles, but rather in the mathematical description of vibrations, rotations, and periodic phenomena of all kinds, including light, sound, alternating currents, and the orbits of the planets around the sun.Ó In this brief, clearly written book, the essentials of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are pulled together into three complementary and convenient small packages, providing an excellent preview and review for anyone who wishes to prepare to master calculus with a minimum of misunderstanding and wasted time and effort. Students and other readers will find here all they need to pull them through.

Differential Equations

Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482247046
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Genre: Mathematics

"Krantz is a very prolific writer. He ... creates excellent examples and problem sets." —Albert Boggess, Professor and Director of the School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Designed for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course, Differential Equations: Theory, Technique and Practice, Second Edition educates a new generation of mathematical scientists and engineers on differential equations. This edition continues to emphasize examples and mathematical modeling as well as promote analytical thinking to help students in future studies. New to the Second Edition Improved exercise sets and examples Reorganized material on numerical techniques Enriched presentation of predator-prey problems Updated material on nonlinear differential equations and dynamical systems A new appendix that reviews linear algebra In each chapter, lively historical notes and mathematical nuggets enhance students’ reading experience by offering perspectives on the lives of significant contributors to the discipline. "Anatomy of an Application" sections highlight rich applications from engineering, physics, and applied science. Problems for review and discovery also give students some open-ended material for exploration and further learning.

Differential Equations

Author: Clay C. Ross
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475739497
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Mathematics

The first edition (94301-3) was published in 1995 in TIMS and had 2264 regular US sales, 928 IC, and 679 bulk. This new edition updates the text to Mathematica 5.0 and offers a more extensive treatment of linear algebra. It has been thoroughly revised and corrected throughout.

Difference Equations

Author: Ronald E. Mickens
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482230796
Release Date: 2015-03-06
Genre: Mathematics

Difference Equations: Theory, Applications and Advanced Topics, Third Edition provides a broad introduction to the mathematics of difference equations and some of their applications. Many worked examples illustrate how to calculate both exact and approximate solutions to special classes of difference equations. Along with adding several advanced topics, this edition continues to cover general, linear, first-, second-, and n-th order difference equations; nonlinear equations that may be reduced to linear equations; and partial difference equations. New to the Third Edition New chapter on special topics, including discrete Cauchy–Euler equations; gamma, beta, and digamma functions; Lambert W-function; Euler polynomials; functional equations; and exact discretizations of differential equations New chapter on the application of difference equations to complex problems arising in the mathematical modeling of phenomena in engineering and the natural and social sciences Additional problems in all chapters Expanded bibliography to include recently published texts related to the subject of difference equations Suitable for self-study or as the main text for courses on difference equations, this book helps readers understand the fundamental concepts and procedures of difference equations. It uses an informal presentation style, avoiding the minutia of detailed proofs and formal explanations.

Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations Third Edition

Author: Christian Constanda
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498704960
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Genre: Mathematics

Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations, Third Edition remains a top choice for a standard, undergraduate-level course on partial differential equations (PDEs). Making the text even more user-friendly, this third edition covers important and widely used methods for solving PDEs. New to the Third Edition New sections on the series expansion of more general functions, other problems of general second-order linear equations, vibrating string with other types of boundary conditions, and equilibrium temperature in an infinite strip Reorganized sections that make it easier for students and professors to navigate the contents Rearranged exercises that are now at the end of each section/subsection instead of at the end of the chapter New and improved exercises and worked examples A brief Mathematica® program for nearly all of the worked examples, showing students how to verify results by computer This bestselling, highly praised textbook uses a streamlined, direct approach to develop students’ competence in solving PDEs. It offers concise, easily understood explanations and worked examples that allow students to see the techniques in action.

Multivariable Calculus Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Author: Stanley I. Grossman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483218038
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Mathematics

Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations, Second Edition contains a comprehensive coverage of the study of advanced calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations for sophomore college students. The text includes a large number of examples, exercises, cases, and applications for students to learn calculus well. Also included is the history and development of calculus. The book is divided into five parts. The first part includes multivariable calculus material. The second part is an introduction to linear algebra. The third part of the book combines techniques from calculus and linear algebra and contains discussions of some of the most elegant results in calculus including Taylor's theorem in "n" variables, the multivariable mean value theorem, and the implicit function theorem. The fourth section contains detailed discussions of first-order and linear second-order equations. Also included are optional discussions of electric circuits and vibratory motion. The final section discusses Taylor's theorem, sequences, and series. The book is intended for sophomore college students of advanced calculus.

An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications

Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486135137
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Mathematics

This introductory text explores 1st- and 2nd-order differential equations, series solutions, the Laplace transform, difference equations, much more. Numerous figures, problems with solutions, notes. 1994 edition. Includes 268 figures and 23 tables.

Real Analysis and Foundations Fourth Edition

Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498777698
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Genre: Mathematics

A Readable yet Rigorous Approach to an Essential Part of Mathematical Thinking Back by popular demand, Real Analysis and Foundations, Third Edition bridges the gap between classic theoretical texts and less rigorous ones, providing a smooth transition from logic and proofs to real analysis. Along with the basic material, the text covers Riemann-Stieltjes integrals, Fourier analysis, metric spaces and applications, and differential equations. New to the Third Edition Offering a more streamlined presentation, this edition moves elementary number systems and set theory and logic to appendices and removes the material on wavelet theory, measure theory, differential forms, and the method of characteristics. It also adds a chapter on normed linear spaces and includes more examples and varying levels of exercises. Extensive Examples and Thorough Explanations Cultivate an In-Depth Understanding This best-selling book continues to give students a solid foundation in mathematical analysis and its applications. It prepares them for further exploration of measure theory, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, and beyond.

Ordinary Differential Equations

Author: Edward L. Ince
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158211
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Mathematics

Among the topics covered in this classic treatment are linear differential equations; solution in an infinite form; solution by definite integrals; algebraic theory; Sturmian theory and its later developments; much more. "Highly recommended" — Electronics Industries.

Differential Equations

Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498735025
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Mathematics

Differential Equations: Theory, Technique, and Practice with Boundary Value Problems presents classical ideas and cutting-edge techniques for a contemporary, undergraduate-level, one- or two-semester course on ordinary differential equations. Authored by a widely respected researcher and teacher, the text covers standard topics such as partial differential equations (PDEs), boundary value problems, numerical methods, and dynamical systems. Lively historical notes and mathematical nuggets of information enrich the reading experience by offering perspective on the lives of significant contributors to the discipline. "Anatomy of an Application" sections highlight applications from engineering, physics, and applied science. Problems for review and discovery provide students with open-ended material for further exploration and learning. Streamlined for the interests of engineers, this version: Includes new coverage of Sturm-Liouville theory and problems Discusses PDEs, boundary value problems, and dynamical systems Features an appendix that provides a linear algebra review Augments the substantial and valuable exercise sets Enhances numerous examples to ensure clarity A solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption. Differential Equations: Theory, Technique, and Practice with Boundary Value Problems delivers a stimulating exposition of modeling and computing, preparing students for higher-level mathematical and analytical thinking.

Stability Theory of Differential Equations

Author: Richard Bellman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486150130
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Mathematics

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text introduces the stability theory and asymptotic behavior of solutions of linear and nonlinear differential equations. 1953 edition.

Stochastic Integration

Author: Michel Metivier
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483218786
Release Date: 2014-07-10
Genre: Mathematics

Probability and Mathematical Statistics: A Series of Monographs and Textbooks: Stochastic Integration focuses on the processes, methodologies, and approaches involved in stochastic integration. The publication first takes a look at the Ito formula, stochastic integral equations, and martingales and semimartingales. Discussions focus on Meyer process and decomposition theorem, inequalities, examples of stochastic differential equations, general stochastic integral equations, and applications of the Ito formula. The text then elaborates on stochastic measures, including stochastic measures and related integration and the Riesz representation theorem. The manuscript tackles the special features of infinite dimensional stochastic integration, as well as the isometric integral of a Hubert-valued square integrable martingale, cylindrical processes, and stochastic integral with respect to 2-cylindrical martingales with finite quadratic variation. The book is a valuable reference for mathematicians and researchers interested in stochastic integration.