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Differential Equations, Mechanics, and Computation
     

Differential Equations, Mechanics, and Computation

by Richard S. Palais, Robert Palais
 

ISBN-10: 0821821385

ISBN-13: 9780821821381

Pub. Date: 12/06/2009

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

This book provides a conceptual introduction to the theory of ordinary differential equations, concentrating on the initial value problem for equations of evolution and with applications to the calculus of variations and classical mechanics, along with a discussion of chaos theory and ecological models. It has a unified and visual introduction to the theory of

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This book provides a conceptual introduction to the theory of ordinary differential equations, concentrating on the initial value problem for equations of evolution and with applications to the calculus of variations and classical mechanics, along with a discussion of chaos theory and ecological models. It has a unified and visual introduction to the theory of numerical methods and a novel approach to the analysis of errors and stability of various numerical solution algorithms based on carefully chosen model problems. While the book would be suitable as a textbook for an undergraduate or elementary graduate course in ordinary differential equations, the authors have designed the text also to be useful for motivated students wishing to learn the material on their own or desiring to supplement an ODE textbook being used in a course they are taking with a text offering a more conceptual approach to the subject. This book is published in cooperation with IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821821381
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
12/06/2009
Series:
Student Mathematical Library , #51
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Sales rank:
445,627
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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