Difference Equations : An Introduction with Applications
Intended as a textbook for courses in difference equations or difference calculus, this book uses techniques of elementary analysis and linear algebra to investigate solutions of difference equations. The text includes sections on stability theory and chaotic behaviour, as well as exercises and applications related to the discrete modelling of economic and biological phenomena. The emphasis is on computations and applications rather than theory.
- Hardback | 472 pages
- 160 x 235 x 25.4mm | 799g
- 01 Apr 1991
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
The difference calculus; linear difference equations; stability theory; asymptotic analysis; the self adjoint second order linear equation; the Sturm-Liouville problem; discrete calculus of variations; boundary value problems for nonlinear equations; partial difference equations.