Elementary Differential Equations / Edition 4

Elementary Differential Equations / Edition 4

by C. Henry Edwards, David E. Penney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130112909

ISBN-13: 9780130112903

Pub. Date: 09/29/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

Maintaining a contemporary perspective, this strongly algebraic-oriented text provides a concrete and readable text for the traditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics readers take following calculus. Matters of definition, classification, and logical structure deserve (and receive here) careful attention for the

Overview

Maintaining a contemporary perspective, this strongly algebraic-oriented text provides a concrete and readable text for the traditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics readers take following calculus. Matters of definition, classification, and logical structure deserve (and receive here) careful attention for the first time in the mathematical experience of many of the readers. While it is neither feasible nor desirable to include proofs of the fundamental existence and uniqueness theorems along the way in an elementary course, readers need to see precise and clear-cut statements of these theorems, and understand their role in the subject. Appropriate existence and uniqueness proofs in the Appendix are included, and referred to where appropriate in the main body of the text. Applications are highlighted throughout the text. These include: What explains the commonly observed lag time between indoor and outdoor daily temperature oscillations?; What makes the difference between doomsday and extinction in alligator populations?; How do a unicycle and a two-axle car react differently to road bumps?; Why are flagpoles hollow instead of solid?; Why might an earthquake demolish one building and leave standing the one next door?; How can you predict the time of next perihelion passage of a newly observed comet?; Why and when does non-linearity lead to chaos in biological and mechanical systems?; What explains the difference in the sounds of a guitar, a xylophone, and a drum? Includes almost 300 computer-generated graphics throughout the text. This text, with enough material for 2 terms, provides a concrete and readable text for thetraditional course in elementary differential equations that science, engineering, and mathematics readers take following calculus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130112903
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/29/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
601
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
First-Order Differential Equations
1(93)
Differential Equations and Mathematical Models
1(9)
Integrals as General and Particular Solutions
10(8)
Direction Fields and Solution Curves
18(12)
Separable Equations and Applications
30(13)
Linear First-Order Equations
43(13)
Substitution Methods and Exact Equations
56(14)
Population Models
70(11)
Acceleration-Velocity Models
81(13)
Linear Equations of Higher Order
94(97)
Introduction: Second-Order Linear Equations
94(15)
General Solutions of Linear Equations
109(12)
Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients
121(11)
Mechanical Vibrations
132(12)
Undetermined Coefficients and Variation of Parameters
144(14)
Forced Oscillations and Resonance
158(12)
Electrical Circuits
170(7)
Endpoint Problems and Eigenvalues
177(14)
Power Series Methods
191(72)
Introduction and Review of Power Series
191(14)
Series Solutions Near Ordinary Points
205(11)
Regular Singular Points
216(15)
Method of Frobenius: The Exceptional Cases
231(16)
Bessel's Equation
247(10)
Applications of Bessel Functions
257(6)
Laplace Transform Methods
263(61)
Laplace Transforms and Inverse Transforms
263(11)
Transformation of Initial Value Problems
274(9)
Translation and Partial Fractions
283(9)
Derivatives, Integrals, and Products of Transforms
292(8)
Periodic and Piecewise Continuous Input Functions
300(13)
Impulses and Delta Functions
313(11)
Linear Systems of Differential Equations
324(111)
First-Order Systems and Applications
324(14)
The Method of Elimination
338(10)
Matrices and Linear Systems
348(20)
The Eigenvalue Method for Homogeneous Systems
368(16)
Second-Order Systems and Mechanical Applications
384(13)
Multiple Eigenvalue Solutions
397(16)
Matrix Exponentials and Linear Systems
413(13)
Nonhomogeneous Linear Systems
426(9)
Numerical Methods
435(51)
Numerical Approximation: Euler's Method
435(11)
A Closer Look at the Euler Method
446(11)
The Runge-Kutta Method
457(12)
Numerical Methods for Systems
469(17)
Nonlinear Systems and Phenomena
486(72)
Equilibrium Solutions and Stability
486(7)
Stability and the Phase Plane
493(13)
Linear and Almost Linear Systems
506(13)
Ecological Models: Predators and Competitors
519(13)
Nonlinear Mechanical Systems
532(13)
Chaos in Dynamical Systems
545(13)
References for Further Study 558(2)
Appendix: Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions 560(17)
Answers to Selected Problems 577(20)
Index 597

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