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Elementary Differential Equations, with ODE Architect CD

Elementary Differential Equations, with ODE Architect CD
Author: William E. Boyce - Richard C. DiPrima
ISBN 13: 9780471433392
ISBN 10: 47143339
Edition: 8
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2004-08-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
List Price: N/A

Take advantage of valuable study resources to succeed in your course

This new edition of Boyce & DiPrima’s Elementary Differential Equations, 8/e, and the accompanying supplements have been carefully developed to give you the support you need to succeed in your course.  The Eighth Edition gives you a CD-ROM with powerful ODE Architect modeling software and an array of web-based learning tools to support your 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.


To accommodate the changing learning environment, this edition takes a more visual, quantitative, project, and example-oriented approach for undergraduate students in mathematics, science, or engineering whose interest in differential equations ranges from the totally theoretical to the diehard practical. Other changes include an introduction to mathematical modeling, direction fields, the basic ideas of stability and instability, and Euler's method of numerical approximation. Coverage includes first-, second-, and higher-order linear and nonlinear equations; the Laplace transform; and numerical methods. Includes chapter problems and appended answers. Boyce is professor emeritus, and DiPrima is a professor, respectively, in the department of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)