Differential Equations

Differential Equations : An Applied Approach

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For introductory courses in differential equations. This modern introduction to differential equations covers traditional subjects, as well as modern topics such as fundamentals of dynamical systems theory and bifurcation theory. The volume emphasizes analyzing solutions rather than finding solution formulas, introduces numerical methods early in the text, and provides case studies for each subject area. Many applications are quite lengthy and detailed, and accompanied with real data and are drawn from many disciplines including many from biological subjects.show more

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  • Hardback | 498 pages
  • 205.7 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 1,088.63g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 013044930X
  • 9780130449306

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary & Exercises and Applications.) 1. First Order Equations. The Fundamental Existence Theorem. Approximation of Solutions. Another Numerical Algorithm. 2. Linear First Order Equations. The Solution of Linear Equations. Properties of Solutions. The Method of Undetermined Coefficients. Autonomous Linear Equations. 3. Nonlinear First Order Equations. Autonomous Equations. Separable Equations. Change of Variables. Approximation Formulas. 4. Systems and Higher Order Equations. Systems and Higher Order Equations. Approximating Solutions of Systems. Linear Systems of Equations. 5. Homogeneous Linear Systems and Higher Order Equations. Introduction. Solving Homogeneous Systems. Homogeneous Second Order Equations. Phase Plane Portraits. Matrices and Eigenvalues. Higher Order Systems. 6. Nonhomogeneous Linear Systems. Introduction. The Method of Undetermined Coefficients. The Variation of Constants Formula. Matrix Notation. 7. Approximations and Series Solutions. Taylor Polynomials and Picard Iterates. A Perturbation Method. Power Series Solutions. 8. Nonlinear Systems. Introduction. Equilibria. The Linearization Principle. Local Phase: Plane Portraits. Global Phase Plane Portraits. Bifurcations. Higher Dimensional Systems. 9. Laplace Transforms. Introduction. The Laplace Transform. Linearity and the Inverse Laplace Transform. Properties of the Laplace Transform. Solution of Initial Value Problems. 10. Answers to Selected Exercises.show more

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