Linear Ordinary Differential Equations
 Authors:
 Earl A. Coddington
 Robert Carlson
 Date Published: December 1997
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 isbn: 9780898713886
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Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, a text for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students, presents a thorough development of the main topics in linear differential equations. A rich collection of applications, examples, and exercises illustrates each topic. The authors reinforce students' understanding of calculus, linear algebra, and analysis while introducing the many applications of differential equations in science and engineering. Three recurrent themes run through the book. The methods of linear algebra are applied directly to the analysis of systems with constant or periodic coefficients and serve as a guide in the study of eigenvalues and eigenfunction expansions. The use of power series, beginning with the matrix exponential function leads to the special functions solving classical equations. Techniques from real analysis illuminate the development of series solutions, existence theorems for initial value problems, the asymptotic behavior solutions, and the convergence of eigenfunction expansions.
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 Date Published: December 1997
 format: Paperback
 isbn: 9780898713886
 length: 348 pages
 dimensions: 253 x 178 x 15 mm
 weight: 0.636kg
 availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Soc for Industrial & Applied Mathematics for availability.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Simple Applications. Introduction
Compartment systems
Springs and masses
Electric circuits
Notes
Exercises
2. Properties of Linear Systems. Introduction
Basic linear algebra
Firstorder systems
Higherorder equations
Notes
Exercises
3. Constant Coefficients. Introduction
Properties of the exponential of a matrix
Nonhomogeneous systems
Structure of the solution space
The Jordan canonical form of a matrix
The behavior of solutions for large t
Higherorder equations
Exercises
4. Periodic Coefficients. Introduction
Floquet's theorem
The logarithm of an invertible matrix
Multipliers
The behavior of solutions for large t
Firstorder nonhomogeneous systems
Secondorder homogeneous equations
Secondorder nonhomogeneous equations
Notes
Exercises
5. Analytic Coefficients. Introduction
Convergence
Analytic functions
Firstorder linear analytic systems
Equations of order n
The Legendre equation and its solutions
Notes
Exercises
6. Singular Points. Introduction
Systems of equations with singular points
Single equations with singular points
Infinity as a singular point
Notes
Exercises
7. Existence and Uniqueness. Introduction
Convergence of successive approximations
Continuity of solutions
More general linear equations
Estimates for secondorder equations
Notes
Exercises
8. Eigenvalue Problems. Introduction
Inner products
Boundary conditions and operators
Eigenvalues
Nonhomogeneous boundary value problems
Notes
Exercises
9. Eigenfunction Expansions. Introduction
Selfadjoint integral operators
Eigenvalues for Green's operator
Convergence of eigenfunction expansions
Extensions of the expansion results
Notes
Exercises
10. Control of Linear Systems. Introduction
Convex sets
Control of general linear systems
Constant coefficient equations
Timeoptimal control
Notes
Exercises
Bibliography.
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