Author: William E. Boyce
Release Date: 2004-04-13
This revision of Boyce & DiPrima's text maintains its classic strengths: a contemporary approach with flexible chapter construction, clear exposition, and outstanding problems. Like previous editions, this revision is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, focusing both on the theory and the practical applications of Differential Equations as they apply to engineering and the sciences. A perennial best seller designed for engineers and scientists who need to use Elementary Differential Equations in their work and studies. The CD-ROM includes: The award-winning ODE Architect software. The software's 14 modules enable you to build and solve your own ODEs, and to use simulations and multimedia to develop detailed mathematical models and concepts in a truly interactive environment. The ODE Architect Companion. The Companion extends the ideas featured in each multimedia module. The web-based learning tools include: Review & Study Guidelines. The Chapter Review Guidelines will help you prepare for quizzes and exams. Online Review Quizzes. The quizzes enable you to test your knowledge of key concepts and provide diagnostic feedback that references appropriate sections in the text. PowerPoint Slides. You can print these slides out for in-class note taking. Getting Started with ODE Architect. This guide will help you get up-and-running with ODE Architect's simulations and multimedia.
A Second Course in Elementary Differential Equations deals with norms, metric spaces, completeness, inner products, and an asymptotic behavior in a natural setting for solving problems in differential equations. The book reviews linear algebra, constant coefficient case, repeated eigenvalues, and the employment of the Putzer algorithm for nondiagonalizable coefficient matrix. The text describes, in geometrical and in an intuitive approach, Liapunov stability, qualitative behavior, the phase plane concepts, polar coordinate techniques, limit cycles, the Poincaré-Bendixson theorem. The book explores, in an analytical procedure, the existence and uniqueness theorems, metric spaces, operators, contraction mapping theorem, and initial value problems. The contraction mapping theorem concerns operators that map a given metric space into itself, in which, where an element of the metric space M, an operator merely associates with it a unique element of M. The text also tackles inner products, orthogonality, bifurcation, as well as linear boundary value problems, (particularly the Sturm-Liouville problem). The book is intended for mathematics or physics students engaged in ordinary differential equations, and for biologists, engineers, economists, or chemists who need to master the prerequisites for a graduate course in mathematics.
Author: William F. Trench
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release Date: 2000
This text has been written in clear and accurate language that students can read and comprehend. The author has minimized the number of explicitly state theorems and definitions, in favor of dealing with concepts in a more conversational manner. This is illustrated by over 250 worked out examples. The problems are extremely high quality and are regarded as one of the text's many strengths. This book also allows the instructor to select the level of technology desired. Trench has simplified this by using the symbols C and L. C exercises call for computation and/or graphics, and L exercises are laboratory exercises that require extensive use of technology. Several sections include informal advice on the use of technology. The instructor who prefers not to emphasize technology can ignore these exercises.
Designed to introduce students to the theory and applications of differential equations and to help them formulate scientific problems in terms of such equations, this undergraduate-level text emphasizes applications to problems in biology, economics, engineering, and physics. This edition also includes material on discontinuous solutions, Riccati and Euler equations, and linear difference equations.
Author: Earl David Rainville
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Differential equations
A clear, concise book that emphasizes finding solutions to differential equations where applications play an important role. Each chapter includes many illustrative examples to assist the reader. The book emphasizes methods for finding solutions to differential equations. It provides many abundant exercises, applications, and solved examples with careful attention given to readability. Elementary Differential Equations includes a thorough treatment of power series techniques. In addition, the book presents a classical treatment of several physical problems to show how Fourier series become involved in the solution of those problems. The eighth edition of Elementary Differential Equations has been revised to include a new supplement in many chapters that provides suggestions and exercises for using a computer to assist in the understanding of the material in the chapter. It also now provides an introduction to the phase plane and to different types of phase portraits. A valuable reference book for readers interested in exploring the technological and other applications of differential equations.
Elementary Differential Equations presents the standard material in a first course on di?erential equations, including all standard methods which have been a part of the subject since the time of Newton and the Bernoulli brothers. The emphasis in this book is on theory and methods and di?erential equations as a part of analysis. Di?erential equations is worth studying, rather than merely some recipes to be used in physical science. The text gives substantial emphasis to methods which are generally presented ?rst with theoretical considerations following. Essentially all proofs of the theorems used are included, making the book more useful as a reference. The book mentions the main computer algebra systems, yet the emphasis is placed on MATLAB and numerical methods which include graphing the solutions and obtaining tables of values. Featured applications are easily understood. Complete explanations of the mathematics and emphasis on methods for ?nding solutions are included.
Author: Charles Henry Edwards
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1994
This introduction to elementary differential equations covers a range of real-world applications, numerical and computer material, and treatment of contemporary topics. It encompasses phase plane diagrams, modelling, graded problem sets and illustrative programs written in BASIC.
Author: Charles W. Haines
Release Date: 1992-01-29
In this Fifth Edition on the principal methods of solving differential equations, the authors take into account the easy availability of powerful calculators and personal computers. Discusses their use-with emphasis on geometrical interpretations and qualitative properties of solutions-and provides new problems which allow students to use computers in interesting and constructive ways. Also offers a variety of applications in both the physical and biological sciences.