Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
|Rating||:||4.24 (501 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||816 Pages|
"Five Stars" according to Vital. This book offers many interesting examples that make you think.. How not to write a textbook. The good: none.The bad:Techniques are taught in examples, not beforehand.Ridiculously confusing notation.Large steps in arithmetic and logic are left out.Messy algebra for the sake of messy algebra -- what's the pedagogical value?Overly difficult word problems that assume prior knowledge.$150 for this?Just another bad university textbook. Move along, nothing to see.Update:I'm still using this book in my differential equations II class. This book really is the epitome of garbage. Chapter 10 flawlessly exemplifies the confusing notation, blatant use of a CAS, and pointlessly. Not good at all Save your money and buy Ordinary Differential Equations by Tennenbaum and Pollard, or use Paul's online math notes. I PROMISE you will not learn ANYTHING from this book. The exposition is confusing at best, and many important concepts are left as exercises. If you must use this book for a class, purchase an earlier edition for a cheaper price. If you are trying to learn differntial equations solely from this text, it will be rough sailing.
Historical footnotes trace the development of the discipline and identify outstanding individual contributions. Emphasis is placed on the methods of solution, analysis, and approximation. Use of technology, illustrations, and problem sets help readers develop an intuitive understanding of the material. This book builds the foundation for anyone who needs to learn differential equations and then progress to more advanced studies.. Written from the perspective of the applied mathematician, the latest edition of this bestselling book focuses on the theory and practical applications of Differential Equations to engineering and the sciences