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Differential Equations: A Modeling Perspective / Edition 2

Differential Equations: A Modeling Perspective / Edition 2

by Robert L. Borrelli, Courtney S. Coleman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471433330
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

First-Order Differential Equations and Models.
Initial Value Problems and Their Approximate Solutions.
Second-Order Differential Equations.
Applications of Second-Order Differential Equations.
Systems of Differential Equations.
The Laplace Transform.
Linear Systems of Differential Equations.
Cycles, Bifurcations, and Chaos.
Fourier Series and Separation of Variables.
Series Solutions: Bessel Functions, Legendre Polynomials.
Answers to Selected Problems.

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Differential Equations: A Modeling Perspective 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book assumes way too much Physics background, and doesn't explain the Math clearly. The authors state that the prereqs are 'some calculus,' but I think a year of physics or electrical engineering, and multivariable calculus are probably a minimum. Plus the writing style is rambling and incoherent. Get to the point! Summarize sometime! This book is harder than the upper division text I used as a student, and harder than some of the real analysis texts I've used. Also, the emphasis on modeling takes what could be an elegant subject and makes it muddy.