Combining traditional material with a modern systems approach, this handbook provides a thorough introduction to differential equations, tempering its classic "pure math" approach with more practical applied aspects. Features up-to-date coverage of key topics such as first order equations, matrix algebra, systems, and phase plane portraits. Illustrates complex concepts through extensive detailed figures. Focuses on interpreting and solving problems through optional technology projects. For anyone interested in learning more about differential equations.
Covering models and applications, as well as mathematical derivations and some historical background, this textbook treats the standard material of differential equations with boundary value problems. Chapters discuss first- and second-order equations, numerical methods, matrix algebra, linear and nonlinear systems, series solutions to differential equations, Fourier series, and partial differential equations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR