Differential Equations and Linear Algebra / Edition 1

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra / Edition 1

by Jerry Farlow, West, McDill, Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130862509

ISBN-13: 9780130862501

Pub. Date: 06/22/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Employing a unique, reader-friendly approach to teaching differential equations, the authors present a book that encourages users to think qualitatively first and quantitatively second when approaching differential equations. Before finding the analytical solution of a differential equation, the book presents the qualitative aspects of the problem—the

Overview

Employing a unique, reader-friendly approach to teaching differential equations, the authors present a book that encourages users to think qualitatively first and quantitatively second when approaching differential equations. Before finding the analytical solution of a differential equation, the book presents the qualitative aspects of the problem—the directional field, the bounded solutions, their range, the presence of constant solutions and so on—to help readers use linear algebra to think about the physical systems being modeled. Topics covered include first-order differential equations, linearity and nonlinearity, linear analysis, linear transformations, linear and nonlinear systems of differential equations, forced systems, discrete dynamical systems and control theory. For individuals seeking a solid, accessible introduction to differential equations and linear algebra.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130862501
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/22/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
665
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. First-Order Differential Equations.
2. Linearity and Nonlinearity.
3. Linear Analysis.
4. Second-Order Linear Differential Equations.
5. Linear Transformations.
6. Linear Systems of Differential Equations.
7. Nonlinear Systems of Differential Equations.
8. Forced Equations and Systems.
9. Discrete Dynamical Systems.
10. Control Theory.

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