Differential Equations: Methods and Applications by Belkacem Said-HouariThis book presents a variety of techniques for solving ordinary differential equations analytically and features a wealth of examples. Focusing on the modeling of real-world phenomena, it begins with a basic introduction to differential equations, followed by linear and nonlinear first order equations and a detailed treatment of the second order linear equations. After presenting solution methods for the Laplace transform and power series, it lastly presents systems of equations and offers an introduction to the stability theory. To help readers practice the theory covered, two types of exercises are provided: those that illustrate the general theory, and others designed to expand on the text material. Detailed solutions to all the exercises are included. The book is excellently suited for use as a textbook for an undergraduate class (of all disciplines) in ordinary differential equations.
Call Number: QA372 .S2125 2015
Ordinary Differential Equations by Virginia W. NoonburgTechniques for studying ordinary differential equations (ODEs) have become part of the required toolkit for students in the applied sciences. This book presents a modern treatment of the material found in a first undergraduate course in ODEs. Standard analytical methods for first- and second-order equations are covered first, followed by numerical and graphical methods, and bifurcation theory. Higher dimensional theory follows next via a study of linear systems of first-order equations, including background material in matrix algebra. A phase plane analysis of two-dimensional nonlinear systems is a highlight, while an introduction to dynamical systems and an extension of bifurcation theory to cover systems of equations will be of particular interest to biologists. With an emphasis on real-world problems, this book is an ideal basis for an undergraduate course in engineering and applied sciences such as biology, or as a refresher for beginning graduate students in these areas.
Algebraic Approach to Differential Equations by Le Dung TrangMixing elementary results and advanced methods, Algebraic Approach to Differential Equations aims to accustom differential equation specialists to algebraic methods in this area of interest. It presents material from a school organized by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA).
Publication Date: 2010
Differential Equations by A. C. King; S. R. Otto; J. BillinghamFinding and interpreting the solutions of differential equations is a central and essential part of applied mathematics. This book aims to enable the reader to develop the required skills needed for a thorough understanding of the subject. The authors focus on the business of constructing solutions analytically, and interpreting their meaning, using rigorous analysis where needed. MATLAB is used extensively to illustrate the material. There are many worked examples based on interesting and unusual real world problems. A large selection of exercises is provided, including several lengthier projects, some of which involve the use of MATLAB. The coverage is broad, ranging from basic second-order ODEs and PDEs, through to techniques for nonlinear differential equations, chaos, asymptotics and control theory. This broad coverage, the authors' clear presentation and the fact that the book has been thoroughly class-tested will increase its attraction to undergraduates at each stage of their studies.