Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction to the Fundamentals 2nd Edition
The Second Edition of Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction to the Fundamentals builds on the successful First Edition. It is unique in its approach to motivation, precision, explanation and method. Its layered approach offers the instructor opportunity for greater flexibility in coverage and depth.
Students will appreciate the author’s approach and engaging style. Reasoning behind concepts and computations motivates readers. New topics are introduced in an easily accessible manner before being further developed later. The author emphasizes a basic understanding of the principles as well as modeling, computation procedures and the use of technology. The students will further appreciate the guides for carrying out the lengthier computational procedures with illustrative examples integrated into the discussion.
Features of the Second Edition:
Emphasizes motivation, a basic understanding of the mathematics, modeling and use of technology
A layered approach that allows for a flexible presentation based on instructor’s preferences and students’ abilities
An instructor’s guide suggesting how the text can be applied to different courses
New chapters on more advanced numerical methods and systems (including the Runge-Kutta method and the numerical solution of second- and higher-order equations)
Many additional exercises, including two “chapters” of review exercises for first- and higher-order differential equations
An extensive on-line solution manual