By Stanley J. Farlow
Meant to be used in a starting one-semester direction in differential equations, this article is designed for college kids of natural and utilized arithmetic with a operating wisdom of algebra, trigonometry, and user-friendly calculus. Its mathematical rigor is balanced through whole yet uncomplicated reasons that entice readers' actual and geometric intuition.
Starting with an advent to differential equations, the textual content proceeds to examinations of first- and second-order differential equations, sequence suggestions, the Laplace rework, platforms of differential equations, distinction equations, nonlinear differential equations and chaos, and partial differential equations. various figures, issues of ideas, and ancient notes make clear the textual content.
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An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications by Stanley J. Farlow