With the modeling and graphical visualization as the central approach, this book introduces differential systems and numerical methods early on and encourages the use of numerical solvers from the very start. It covers modern topics such as sensitivity, long-term behavior, bifurcation, and chaos together with the basic solution formula techniques and theory.
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Table of ContentsFirst-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 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.