This book presents a systematic and comprehensive introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students and practitioners. Mathematical concepts and various techniques are presented in a clear, logical, and concise manner. Various visual features are used to highlight focus areas. Complete illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems. Readers are motivated by a focus on the relevance of differential equations through their applications in various engineering disciplines. Studies of various types of differential equations are determined by engineering applications. Theory and techniques for solving differential equations are then applied to solve practical engineering problems. Detailed step-by-step analysis is presented to model the engineering problems using differential equations from physical principles and to solve the differential equations using the easiest possible method. Such a detailed, step-by-step approach, especially when applied to practical engineering problems, helps the readers to develop problem-solving skills. This book is suitable for use not only as a textbook on ordinary differential equations for undergraduate students in an engineering program but also as a guide to self-study. It can also be used as a reference after students have completed learning the subject.Read more
- A step-by-step approach, applied to practical engineering problems, helps the readers to develop problem-solving skills
- Illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems
- A systematic introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students
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"It is warmly recommended as a core reading for a standard one-semester course on dierential equations for engineering students. The material in the book is very carefully organized, the presentation is transparent and rigorous, numerous illustrations, use of shades and mini-diagrams" in formulas help to follow the details better and to grab the ideas faster." - Yuri V. Rogovchenko, ZentralBlatt MATH
01st Sep 2015 by Kashifaliabro
Very good publication for students at engineering an science of the worldSee all reviews
30th May 2016 by Creatucuenta
This is a very interesting book, where I want to improve my knowledge about differential equations.
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- Date Published: April 2010
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521194242
- length: 568 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
- weight: 1.2kg
- contains: 95 b/w illus. 8 tables 465 exercises
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. First-order and simple higher-order differential equations
3. Applications of first-order and simple higher-order equations
4. Linear differential equations
5. Applications of linear differential equations
6. The Laplace transform and its applications
7. Systems of linear differential equations
8. Applications of systems of linear differential equations
9. Series solutions of differential equations
10. Numerical solutions of differential equations
11. Partial differential equations
12. Solving ordinary differential equations using Maple
Appendix A. Tables of mathematical formulas.
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