Elementary Differential Equations / Edition 10

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Retaining the same general organizational structure as its popular predecessors, this edition combines a sound and accurate exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation which have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. This updated text includes nearly 300 new problems, many of which assume the availability of computers; an expanded discussion of error control and stability; numerous new and revised problems and examples that investigate the manner in which a solution depends on one or more parameters; and greater emphasis on visualization.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470458327
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 99,343
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Boyce received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Rhodes College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is currently the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Science Education (Department of Mathematical Sciences) at Rensselaer. He is the author of numerous technical papers in boundary value problems and random differential equations and their applications. He is the author of several textbooks including two differential equations texts. In 1991 he received the William H.Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award given by Rensselaer.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 First Order Differential Equations 15
Ch. 3 Second Order Linear Equations 121
Ch. 4 High Order Linear Equations 203
Ch. 5 Series Solutions of Second Order Linear Equations 225
Ch. 6 The Laplace Transform 289
Ch. 7 Systems of First Order Linear Equations 335
Ch. 8 Numerical Methods 415
Ch. 9 Nonlinear Differential Equations and Stability 459
Answers to Problems 542
Index 589
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2001

    Good exercises, but a little wordy for an intro course

    I used this course in an introductory differential equations course targeted at engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. Coupled with a good instructor, it can be a valuable tool. My favorite feature is the inclusion of solutions (in the back of the book) to ALL exercises that do not require plotting. This helped me to learn much more as I always worked out my solutions until I had the right answer, knowing that the process is the most important. It is a little long to read everything in a section, so it needs to be used by a good instructor, but not too bad overall.

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