# 100 Best Differential Equations Books of All Time

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## Ordinary Differential Equations

Skillfully organized introductory text examines origin of differential equations, then defines basic terms and outlines the general solution of a differential equation. Subsequent sections deal with integrating factors; dilution and accretion problems; linearization of first order systems; Laplace Transforms; Newton's Interpolation Formulas, more. less

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## Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

Most physical phenomena, whether in the domain of fluid dynamics, electricity, magnetism, mechanics, optics, or heat flow, can be described in general by partial differential equations. Indeed, such equations are crucial to mathematical physics. Although simplifications can be made that reduce these equations to ordinary differential equations, nevertheless the complete description of physical systems resides in the general area of partial differential equations.
This highly useful text shows the reader how to formulate a partial differential equation from the physical problem...
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## A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

Gauss's law for electric fields, Gauss's law for magnetic fields, Faraday's law, and the Ampere-Maxwell law are four of the most influential equations in science. In this guide for students, each equation is the subject of an entire chapter, with detailed, plain-language explanations of the physical meaning of each symbol in the equation, for both the integral and differential forms. The final chapter shows how Maxwell's equations may be combined to produce the wave equation, the basis for the electromagnetic theory of light. This book is a wonderful resource for undergraduate and graduate... more

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## Ordinary Differential Equations

Few books on Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) have the elegant geometric insight of this one, which puts emphasis on the qualitative and geometric properties of ODEs and their solutions, rather than on routine presentation of algorithms. less

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## Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

The Theoretical Minimum

A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetism

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any...
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Calculus Made Easy has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader. less

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## Solomon Academy's IAAT Practice Tests

Practice Tests for IOWA Algebra Aptitude Test

This book is designed towards mastering the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT), a placement test which allows students to demonstrate their readiness and ability to succeed in Algebra 1. The book contains a review of essential theorems specific to the IAAT: Pre-Algebraic Number Skills and Concepts, Mathematical Data Interpretation and Analysis, Representing Relationships, and Symbols. There are 7 full-length math tests with detailed solutions and explanations for all questions. less

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## Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods

Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations: Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods focuses on two popular deterministic methods for solving partial differential equations (PDEs), namely finite difference and finite volume methods. The solution of PDEs can be very challenging, depending on the type of equation, the number of independent variables, the boundary, and initial conditions, and other factors. These two methods have been traditionally used to solve problems involving fluid flow.

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## Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Differential equations and linear algebra are two central topics in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. This innovative textbook allows the two subjects to be developed either separately or together, illuminating the connections between two fundamental topics, and giving increased flexibility to instructors. It can be used either as a semester-long course in differential equations, or as a one-year course in differential equations, linear algebra, and applications. Beginning with the basics of differential equations, it covers first and second order equations, graphical and numerical... more

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## Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes

Written by a highly respected educator, this third edition updates the classic text designed for a first course in differential equations. With an emphasis on modeling, this edition presents a new section on Gauss s bell curve and improved sections on Fourier analysis, numerical methods, and linear algebra. The text includes unique examples and exercises as well as interesting historical notes throughout." less

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## Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations

Initial Value Problems

Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations is a self-contained introduction to a fundamental field of numerical analysis and scientific computation. Written for undergraduate students with a mathematical background, this book focuses on the analysis of numerical methods without losing sight of the practical nature of the subject.

It covers the topics traditionally treated in a first course, but also highlights new and emerging themes. Chapters are broken down into `lecture' sized pieces, motivated and illustrated by numerous theoretical and computational examples.
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## Schaum's Outline of Differential Equations

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 550 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 30 detailed videos featuring Math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.

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## A First Course in Differential Equations

With Modeling Applications

A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications, 9th Edition strikes a balance between the analytical, qualitative, and quantitative approaches to the study of differential equations. This proven and accessible text speaks to beginning engineering and math students through a wealth of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of examples, explanations, "Remarks" boxes, definitions, and group projects. Using a straightforward, readable, and helpful style, this book provides a thorough treatment of boundary-value problems and partial differential equations. less

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## Partial Differential Equations with Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems

Third Edition

This text provides an introduction to partial differential equations and boundary value problems, including Fourier series. The treatment offers students a smooth transition from a course in elementary ordinary differential equations to more advanced topics in a first course in partial differential equations. This widely adopted and successful book also serves as a valuable reference for engineers and other professionals. The approach emphasizes applications, with particular stress on physics and engineering applications. Rich in proofs and examples, the treatment features many exercises in... more

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## An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

"Written in an admirably cleancut and economical style." — Mathematical Review. A thorough, systematic first course in elementary differential equations for undergraduates in mathematics and science, requiring only basic calculus for a background, and including many exercises designed to develop students' technique in solving equations. With problems and answers. Index. less

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## The Mathematics of Diffusion

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Math ProfLate English mathematician, John Crank, known for the Crank-Nicolson method in numerical soln of PDEs, has a great online book, The Mathematics of Diffusion. https://t.co/NLxTXFAqIW (Source)

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## Partial Differential Equations in Engineering Problems

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## Introduction to the Theory of Distributions

The theory of distributions is an extension of classical analysis, an area of particular importance in the field of linear partial differential equations. Underlying it is the theory of topological vector spaces, but it is possible to give a systematic presentation without a knowledge of this. The material in this book, based on graduate lectures given over a number of years requires few prerequisites but the treatment is rigorous throughout. From the outset, the theory is developed in several variables. It is taken as far as such important topics as Schwartz kernels, the... more

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## Differential Equations

This revised introduction to the basic methods, theory and applications of elementary differential equations employs a two part organization. Part I includes all the basic material found in a one semester introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Part II introduces students to certain specialized and more advanced methods, as well as providing a systematic introduction to fundamental theory. less

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## An Introduction to Stochastic Differential Equations

This book provides a quick, but very readable introduction to stochastic differential equations, that is, to differential equations subject to additive "white noise" and related random disturbances. The exposition is concise and strongly focused upon the interplay between probabilistic intuition and mathematical rigor. Topics include a quick survey of measure theoretic probability theory, followed by an introduction to Brownian motion and the Îto stochastic calculus, and finally the theory of stochastic differential equations. The text also includes applications to partial differential... more

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## Galois' Dream: Group Theory and Differential Equations

Group Theory and Differential Equations

First year, undergraduate, mathematics students in Japan have for many years had the opportunity of a unique experience---an introduction, at an elementary level, to some very advanced ideas in mathematics from one of the leading mathematicians of the world. English reading students now have the opportunity to enjoy this lively presentation, from elementary ideas to cartoons to funny examples, and to follow the mind of an imaginative and creative mathematician into a world of enduring mathematical creations. less

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## A First Course in Differential Equations

The Classic Fifth Edition

The CLASSIC EDITION of Zill's respected book was designed for instructors who prefer not to emphasize technology, modeling, and applications, but instead want to focus on fundamental theory and techniques. Zill's CLASSIC EDITION, a reissue of the fifth edition, offers his excellent writing style, a flexible organization, an accessible level of presentation, and a wide variety of examples and exercises, all of which make it easy to teach from and easy for readers to understand and use. less

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## Principles of Mathematical Analysis

The third edition of this well known text continues to provide a solid foundation in mathematical analysis for undergraduate and first-year graduate students. The text begins with a discussion of the real number system as a complete ordered field. (Dedekind's construction is now treated in an appendix to Chapter I.) The topological background needed for the development of convergence, continuity, differentiation and integration is provided in Chapter 2. There is a new section on the gamma function, and many new and interesting exercises are included. This text is part of the Walter Rudin... more

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## An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations serve as mathematical models for many exciting real world problems. Rapid growth in the theory and applications of differential equations has resulted in a continued interest in their study by students in many disciplines. This textbook organizes material around theorems and proofs, comprising of 42 class-tested lectures that effectively convey the subject in easily manageable sections. The presentation is driven by detailed examples that illustrate how the subject works. Numerous exercise sets, with an "answers and hints" section, are included. The book... more

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## Stochastic Differential Equations

An Introduction with Applications

This edition contains detailed solutions of selected exercises. Many readers have requested this, because it makes the book more suitable for self-study. At the same time new exercises (without solutions) have beed added. They have all been placed in the end of each chapter, in order to facilitate the use of this edition together with previous ones. Several errors have been corrected and formulations have been improved. This has been made possible by the valuable comments from (in alphabetical order) Jon Bohlin, Mark Davis, Helge Holden, Patrick Jaillet, Chen Jing, Natalia Koroleva,... more

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## Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations by the Finite Element Method

An accessible introduction to the finite element method for solving numeric problems, this volume offers the keys to an important technique in computational mathematics. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, it outlines clear connections with applications and considers numerous examples from a variety of science- and engineering-related specialties. 1987 edition. less

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## Partial Differential Equations I

Basic Theory

This is the first of three volumes on partial differential equations. It introduces basic examples of partial differential equations, arising in continuum mechanics, electromagnetism, complex analysis and other areas. It also develops a number of tools for their solution, including Fourier analysis, distribution theory and Sobolev spaces. These tools are applied to the treatment of basic problems in linear PDE, including the Laplace equation, heat equation and wave equation, as well as more general elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations. less

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## Fundamentals of Differential Equations

For one-semester sophomore- or junior-level courses in Differential Equations. An introduction to the basic theory and applications of differential equations Fundamentals of Differential Equations presents the basic theory of differential equations and offers a variety of modern applications in science and engineering. This flexible text allows instructors to adapt to various course emphases (theory, methodology, applications, and numerical methods) and to use commercially available computer software. For the first time, MyLab(TM) Math is available for this... more

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## Modern Calculus and Analytic Geometry

A self-contained text for an introductory course, this volume places strong emphasis on physical applications. Key elements of differential equations and linear algebra are introduced early and are consistently referenced, all theorems are proved using elementary methods, and numerous worked-out examples appear throughout. The highly readable text approaches calculus from the student's viewpoint and points out potential stumbling blocks before they develop. A collection of more than 1,600 problems ranges from exercise material to exploration of new points of theory — many of the answers are... more

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## The Magic of Math

Solving for x and Figuring Out Why

The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more)

"Arthur Benjamin ... joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance."--Bill Nye (the science guy)

The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples-from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares-this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers,...
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## Nonlinear Potential Theory Of Degenerate Elliptic Equations

This book provides a detailed introduction to nonlinear potential theory based on supersolutions to certain degenerate elliptic equations of the p-Laplacian type. Recent research has shown that classical notions such as blayage, polar sets, Perron's method, and fine topology have their proper analogues in a nonlinear setting, and this book presents a coherent exposition of this natural extension of classical potential theory. Yet fundamental differences to classical potential theory exist, and in many places a new approach is mandatory. Sometimes new or long-forgotten methods emerge that are... more

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## Differential Equations and Their Applications

Used in undergraduate classrooms across the USA, this is a clearly written, rigorous introduction to differential equations and their applications. Fully understandable to students who have had one year of calculus, this book distinguishes itself from other differential equations texts through its engaging application of the subject matter to interesting scenarios. This fourth edition incorporates earlier introductory material on bifurcation theory and adds a new chapter on Sturm-Liouville boundary value problems. Computer programs in C, Pascal, and Fortran are presented throughout the text... more

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## Basic Linear Partial Differential Equations

Focusing on the archetypes of linear partial differential equations, this text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students features most of the basic classical results. The methods, however, are decidedly nontraditional: in practically every instance, they tend toward a high level of abstraction. This approach recalls classical material to contemporary analysts in a language they can understand, as well as exploiting the field's wealth of examples as an introduction to modern theories.
The four-part treatment covers the basic examples of linear partial differential equations and...
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## Differential Equations for Dummies

The fun and easy way to understand and solve complex equations Many of the fundamental laws of physics, chemistry, biology, and economics can be formulated as differential equations. This plain-English guide explores the many applications of this mathematical tool and shows how differential equations can help us understand the world around us. Differential Equations For Dummies is the perfect companion for a college differential equations course and is an ideal supplemental resource for other calculus classes as well as science and engineering courses. It offers step-by-step... more

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## Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations

Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations, Third Edition remains a top choice for a standard, undergraduate-level course on partial differential equations (PDEs). Making the text even more user-friendly, this third edition covers important and widely used methods for solving PDEs.

New to the Third Edition

New sections on the series expansion of more general functions, other problems of general second-order linear equations, vibrating string with other types of boundary conditions, and equilibrium temperature in an...
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## Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems

Straightforward and easy to read, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS, 9th Edition, gives you a thorough overview of the topics typically taught in a first course in Differential Equations as well as an introduction to boundary-value problems and partial Differential Equations. Your study will be supported by a bounty of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of examples, explanations, "Remarks" boxes, definitions, and more. less

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## Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations

Reprint. Originally published: New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955. (International series in pure and applied mathematics) less

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## Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

The subject of partial differential equations holds an exciting place in mathematics. Inevitably, the subject falls into several areas of mathematics. At one extreme the interest lies in the existence and uniqueness of solutions, and the functional analysis of the proofs of these properties. At the other extreme lies the applied mathematical and engineering quest to find useful solutions, either analytically or numerically, to these important equations which can be used in design and construction. The book presents a clear introduction of the methods and underlying theory used in the... more

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## Elementary Differential Equations And Boundary Value Problems

This book covers all the essential topics on differential equations, including series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of equations, numerical methods and phase plane methods. Clear explanations are detailed with many current examples. less

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## Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations

A concise introduction to numerical methodsand the mathematical framework neededto understand their performance"Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations" presents a complete and easy-to-follow introduction to classical topics in the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. The book's approach not only explains the presented mathematics, but also helps readers understand how these numerical methods are used to solve real-world problems.

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## The Analysis of Linear Partial Differential Operators I

Distribution Theory and Fourier Analysis

The main change in this edition is the inclusion of exercises with answers and hints. This is meant to emphasize that this volume has been written as a general course in modern analysis on a graduate student level and not only as the beginning of a specialized course in partial differen tial equations. In particular, it could also serve as an introduction to harmonic analysis. Exercises are given primarily to the sections of gen eral interest; there are none to the last two chapters. Most of the exercises are just routine problems meant to give some familiarity with standard use of the tools... more

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## Guide to Distribution Theory and Fourier

This important book provides a concise exposition of the basic ideas of the theory of distribution and Fourier transforms and its application to partial differential equations. The author clearly presents the ideas, precise statements of theorems, and explanations of ideas behind the proofs. Methods in which techniques are used in applications are illustrated, and many problems are included. The book also introduces several significant recent topics, including pseudodifferential operators, wave front sets, wavelets, and quasicrystals. Background mathematical prerequisites have been kept to a... more

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## Applications of Lie Groups to Differential Equations

Symmetry methods have long been recognized to be of great importance for the study of the differential equations. This book provides a solid introduction to those applications of Lie groups to differential equations which have proved to be useful in practice. The computational methods are presented so that graduate students and researchers can readily learn to use them. Following an exposition of the applications, the book develops the underlying theory. Many of the topics are presented in a novel way, with an emphasis on explicit examples and computations. Further examples, as well as new... more

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## Inequalities

First published in 1934, this presentation of both the statement and proof of all the standard inequalities of analysis has become a classic work in mathematical literature. less

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## Computational Partial Differential Equations

This text teaches finite element methods and basic finite difference methods from a computational point of view. It emphasizes developing flexible computer programs using the numerical library Diffpack, which is detailed for problems including model equations in applied mathematics, heat transfer, elasticity, and viscous fluid flow. This edition offers new applications and projects, and all program examples are available on the Internet. less

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## Partial Differential Equations (Schaum's Outline Series)

The ideal review for your partial differential equations course

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## Geometric Numerical Integration

Structure-Preserving Algorithms for Ordinary Differential Equations

This book covers numerical methods that preserve properties of Hamiltonian systems, reversible systems, differential equations on manifolds and problems with highly oscillatory solutions. It presents atheory of symplectic and symmetric methods, which include various specially designed integrators, as well as discusses their construction and practical merits. The long-time behavior of the numerical solutions is studied using a backward error analysis combined with KAM theory. less

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## Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

Finite Difference Methods

Substantially revised, this authoritative study covers the standard finite difference methods of parabolic, hyperbolic, and elliptic equations, and includes the concomitant theoretical work on consistency, stability, and convergence. The new edition includes revised and greatly expanded sections on stability based on the Lax-Richtmeyer definition, the application of Pade approximants to systems of ordinary differential equations for parabolic and hyperbolic equations, and a considerably improved presentation of iterative methods. A fast-paced introduction to numerical methods, this will be a... more

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## Differential and Integral Equations

Differential and integral equations involve important mathematical techniques, and as such will be encountered by mathematicians, and physical and social scientists, in their undergraduate courses. This text provides a clear, comprehensive guide to first- and second-order ordinary and partial differential equations, whilst introducing important and useful basic material on integral equations. Readers will encounter detailed discussion of the wave, heat and Laplace equations, of Green's functions and their application to the Sturm-Liouville equation, and how to use series solutions, transform... more

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## A Geometric Approach to Differential Forms

The modern subject of differential forms subsumes classical vector calculus. This text presents differential forms from a geometric perspective accessible at the undergraduate level. The book begins with basic concepts such as partial differentiation and multiple integration and gently develops the entire machinery of differential forms. The author approaches the subject with the idea that complex concepts can be built up by analogy from simpler cases, which, being inherently geometric, often can be best understood visually. Each new concept is presented with a natural picture that students... more

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## Calculus, Volume 2

Multi-Variable Calculus and Linear Algebra with Applications

An introduction to the calculus, with an excellent balance between theory and technique. Integration is treated before differentiation -- this is a departure from most modern texts, but it is historically correct, and it is the best way to establish the true connection between the integral and the derivative. Proofs of all the important theorems are given, generally preceded by geometric or intuitive discussion. This Second Edition introduces the mean-value theorems and their applications earlier in the text, incorporates a treatment of linear algebra, and contains many new and easier... more

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## Differential Equations Demystified

Here's the perfect self-teaching guide to help anyone master differential equations--a common stumbling block for students looking to progress to advanced topics in both science and math. Covers First Order Equations, Second Order Equations and Higher, Properties, Solutions, Series Solutions, Fourier Series and Orthogonal Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Numerical Techniques, and more. less

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## Optimal Control and Estimation

Graduate-level text provides introduction to optimal control theory for stochastic systems, emphasizing application of basic concepts to real problems.
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## A First Course in the Finite Element Method

A First Course in the Finite Element Analysis provides a simple, basic approach to the finite element method that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students. It does not have the usual prerequisites (such as structural analysis) required by most available texts in this area. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical... more

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## A Primer on Wavelets and Their Scientific Applications

The rapid growth of wavelet applications-speech compression and analysis, image compression and enhancement, and removing noise from audio and images-has created an explosion of activity in creating a theory of wavelet analysis and applying it to a wide variety of scientific and engineering problems. It becomes important, then, that engineers and scientists have a working understanding of wavelets. Until now, however, the study of wavelets has been beyond the mathematical grasp of many who need this understanding. Most treatments of the subject involve ideas from functional analysis, harmonic... more

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## An Introduction to Pseudo-Differential Operators

This book gives a straightforward account of a class of pseudo-differential operators. It is ideal for courses in functional analysis, Fourier analysis and partial differential equations. Exercises are also included in the text. less

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## Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos (Pure and Applied Mathematics)

Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos, Second Edition, provides a rigorous yet accessible introduction to differential equations and dynamical systems.

The original text by three of the world's leading mathematicians has become the standard textbook for graduate courses in this area. Thirty years in the making, this Second Edition brings students to the brink of contemporary research, starting from a background that includes only calculus and elementary linear algebra.

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## Ordinary Differential Equations

The theory of ordinary differential equations in real and complex domains is here clearly explained and analyzed. Not only classical theory, but also the main developments of modern times are covered. Exhaustive sections on the existence and nature of solutions, continuous transformation groups, the algebraic theory of linear differential systems, and the solution of differential equations by contour integration are as valuable to the pure mathematician as the fine treatment of the equations of Legendre, Bessel, and Mathieu, the conditions for the oscillatory character of solutions of a... more

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## Differential Equations

Using the same innovative and proven approach that made the authors' Engineering Mathematics a worldwide bestseller, this book can be used in the classroom or as an in-depth self-study guide. Its unique programmed approach patiently presents the mathematics in a step-by-step fashion together with a wealth of worked examples and exercises. It also contains Quizzes, Learning Outcomes, and Can You? checklists that guide readers through each topic and reinforce learning and comprehension. Both students and professionals alike will find this book a very effective learning tool and reference. more

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## Differential Equations Workbook for Dummies

Make sense of these difficult equations Improve your problem-solving skills Practice with clear, concise examples Score higher on standardized tests and exams Get the confidence and the skills you need to master differential equations!

Need to know how to solve differential equations? This easy-to-follow, hands-on workbook helps you master the basic concepts and work through the types of problems you'll encounter in your coursework. You get valuable exercises, problem-solving shortcuts, plenty of workspace, and step-by-step solutions to every equation. You'll also...
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## Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems

This book provides a self-contained comprehensive exposition of the theory of dynamical systems. The book begins with a discussion of several elementary but crucial examples. These are used to formulate a program for the general study of asymptotic properties and to introduce the principal theoretical concepts and methods. The main theme of the second part of the book is the interplay between local analysis near individual orbits and the global complexity of the orbit structure. The third and fourth parts develop the theories of low-dimensional dynamical systems and hyperbolic dynamical... more

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## Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems

By focusing on ordinary differential equations that contain a small parameter, this concise graduate-level introduction to the theory of nonlinear oscillations provides a unified approach to obtaining periodic solutions to nonautonomous and autonomous differential equations. It also indicates key relationships with other related procedures and probes the consequences of the methods of averaging and integral manifolds.
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## A First Look at Perturbation Theory

Undergraduates in engineering and the physical sciences receive a thorough introduction to perturbation theory in this useful and accessible text. Students discover methods for obtaining an approximate solution of a mathematical problem by exploiting the presence of a small, dimensionless parameter — the smaller the parameter, the more accurate the approximate solution. Knowledge of perturbation theory offers a twofold benefit: approximate solutions often reveal the exact solution's essential dependence on specified parameters; also, some problems resistant to numerical solutions may yield to... more

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## Equivalence, Invariants and Symmetry

This book presents an innovative synthesis of methods used to study problems of equivalence and symmetry which arise in an variety of mathematical fields and physical applications. Systematic and constructive methods for solving equivalence problems and calculating symmetries are developed and applied to a wide variety of mathematical systems, including differential equations, variational problems, manifolds, Riemannian metrics, polynomials, and differential operators. This book will be a valuable resource for students and researches in geometry, analysis, algebra, mathematical physics and... more

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## Partial Differential Equations

An Introduction

Our understanding of the fundamental processes of the natural world is based to a large extent on partial differential equations (PDEs). The second edition of Partial Differential Equations provides an introduction to the basic properties of PDEs and the ideas and techniques that have proven useful in analyzing them. It provides the student a broad perspective on the subject, illustrates the incredibly rich variety of phenomena encompassed by it, and imparts a working knowledge of the most important techniques of analysis of the solutions of the equations.

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## Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems

Computing and Modeling

This book reflects the new excitement in Elementary Differential Equations as the availability of specialized scientific computing environments and software systems continues to reshape the role and applications of the discipline. The new approach found in the "Second Edition" employs tools like Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB to shift in emphasis from traditional manual methods to new computer-based methods that open a wider range of realistic applications. Coverage begins and ends with discussions of mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, with a fresh new computational flavor evident... more

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## Differential Equations in 24 Hours

with Solutions and Historical Notes

The title of this book is intended to be more of a challenge than a promise. No one can promise you that you will learn differential equations in 24 hours. That is up to you. What this book does is it makes it possible to learn basic differential equations in the minimum amount of time needed. It has a concise style of presentation and the right number of exercises and examples—not too many, not too few. All of the solutions to all of the exercises are presented in detail in Appendix 1. This allows reinforcement learning and verification of success. Biographical sketches of important... more

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## An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications

Intended for use in a beginning one-semester course in differential equations, this text is designed for students of pure and applied mathematics with a working knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, and elementary calculus. Its mathematical rigor is balanced by complete but simple explanations that appeal to readers' physical and geometric intuition.
Starting with an introduction to differential equations, the text proceeds to examinations of first- and second-order differential equations, series solutions, the Laplace transform, systems of differential equations, difference equations,...
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## Ordinary Differential Equations

A carefully revised edition of the well-respected ODE text, whose unique treatment provides a smooth transition to critical understanding of proofs of basic theorems. First chapters present a rigorous treatment of background material; middle chapters deal in detail with systems of nonlinear differential equations; final chapters are devoted to the study of second-order linear differential equations. The power of the theory of ODE is illustrated throughout by deriving the properties of important special functions, such as Bessel functions, hypergeometric functions, and the more common... more

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## Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications

This introductory text explores the essentials of partial differential equations applied to common problems in engineering and the physical sciences. It reviews calculus and ordinary differential equations, explores integral curves and surfaces of vector fields, the Cauchy-Kovalevsky theory and more. Includes problems and answers. less

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## Introduction to Nonlinear Differential and Integral Equations

Topics covered include differential equations of the 1st order, the Riccati equation and existence theorems, 2nd order equations, elliptic integrals and functions, the technique of continuous analysical continuation, the phenomena of the phase plane, nonlinear mechanics, nonlinear integral equations, problems from the calculus of variations and more. 1960 edition. Includes 137 problems. less

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## Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Classic Version)

For sophomore-level courses in Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.
This title is part of the Pearson Modern Classics series. Pearson Modern Classics are acclaimed titles at a value price. Please visit www.pearsonhighered.com/math-classics... for a complete list of titles. Extensively rewritten throughout, the 2nd Edition of this flexible text features a seamless integration of linear algebra into the discipline of differential equations. Abundant computer graphics,...
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## A Second Course in Elementary Differential Equations

Focusing on applicable rather than applied mathematics, this versatile text is appropriate for advanced undergraduates majoring in any discipline. A thorough examination of linear systems of differential equations inaugurates the text, reviewing concepts from linear algebra and basic theory. The heart of the book develops the ideas of stability and qualitative behavior. Starting with two-dimensional linear systems, the author reviews the use of polar coordinate techniques as well as Liapunov stability and elementary ideas from dynamic systems. Existence and uniqueness theorems receive a... more

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## A User's Guide to Measure Theoretic Probability

This book grew from a one-semester course offered for many years to a mixed audience of graduate and undergraduate students who have not had the luxury of taking a course in measure theory. The core of the book covers the basic topics of independence, conditioning, martingales, convergence in distribution, and Fourier transforms. In addition there are numerous sections treating topics traditionally thought of as more advanced, such as coupling and the KMT strong approximation, option pricing via the equivalent martingale measure, and the isoperimetric inequality for Gaussian processes. The... more

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## Lectures on Partial Differential Equations

Choice Outstanding Title! (January 2006)

This richly illustrated text covers the Cauchy and Neumann problems for the classical linear equations of mathematical physics. A large number of problems are sprinkled throughout the book, and a full set of problems from examinations given in Moscow are included at the end. Some of these problems are quite challenging! What makes the book unique is Arnold's particular talent at holding a topic up for examination from a new and fresh perspective. He likes to blow away the fog of generality that obscures so much mathematical writing and...
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## Distributions

Theory and Applications

This textbook is an application-oriented introduction to the theory of distributions, a powerful tool used in mathematical analysis. The treatment emphasizes applications that relate distributions to linear partial differential equations and Fourier analysis problems found in mechanics, optics, quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and signal analysis. The book is motivated by many exercises, hints, and solutions that guide the reader along a path requiring only a minimal mathematical background. less

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## Differential Equations with MATLAB

A supplemental text that can enrich and enhance any first course in ordinary differential equations

This supplement helps instructors move towards an earlier use of numerical and geometric methods, place a greater emphasis on systems (including nonlinear ones), and increase discussions of both the benefits and possible pitfalls in numerical solution of ODEs. By providing an introduction to the software that is integrated with the relevant mathematics, Differential Equations with MATLAB can perfectly complement and enhance other texts from Wiley.

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## Linear Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

This significantly expanded fourth edition is designed as an introduction to the theory and applications of linear PDEs. The authors provide fundamental concepts, underlying principles, a wide range of applications, and various methods of solutions to PDEs. In addition to essential standard material on the subject, the book contains new material that is not usually covered in similar texts and reference books. It also contains a large number of worked examples and exercises dealing with problems in fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, optics, plasma physics, elasticity, biology, and chemistry;... more

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## Partial Differential Equations (Applied Mathematical Sciences) (v. 1)

This book is a very well-accepted introduction to the subject. In it, the author identifies the significant aspects of the theory and explores them with a limited amount of machinery from mathematical analysis. Now, in this fourth edition, the book has again been updated with an additional chapter on Lewy s example of a linear equation without solutions. less

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## The Qualitative Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations

An Introduction

Superb, self-contained graduate-level text covers standard theorems concerning linear systems, existence and uniqueness of solutions, and dependence on parameters. Major focus on stability theory and its applications to oscillation phenomena, self-excited oscillations and regulator problem of Lurie. Bibliography. Exercises.
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## Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

For courses in Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. The right balance between concepts, visualization, applications, and skills Differential Equations and Linear Algebra provides the conceptual development and geometric visualization of a modern differential equations and linear algebra course that is essential to science and engineering students. It balances traditional manual methods with the new, computer-based methods that illuminate qualitative phenomena -- a comprehensive approach that makes accessible a wider range of more realistic applications.... more

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## Elementary Differential Equations [with Ode Architect CD]

The 10th edition of Elementary Differential Equations is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical and sometimes intensely practical. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity... more

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## On Moral Ends

On Moral Ends is the most theoretical of Cicero's works on moral philosophy, accompanied by more specialized discussions in On Duties and Tusculan Disputations and the more ‘applied’ Friendship, Old Age and Reputation. less

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## Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

This textbook is designed for a one year course covering the fundamentals of partial differential equations, geared towards advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in mathematics, science, engineering, and elsewhere. The exposition carefully balances solution techniques, mathematical rigor, and significant applications, all illustrated by numerous examples. Extensive exercise sets appear at the end of almost every subsection, and include straightforward computational problems to develop and reinforce new techniques and results, details on theoretical developments and proofs,... more

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## Do Dice Play God?

The Mathematics of Uncertainty

A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictable
We would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds are not in our favor. Life is full of uncertainty --- indeed, scientific advances indicate that the universe might be fundamentally inexact --- and humans are terrible at guessing. When asked to predict the outcome of a chance event, we are almost always wrong.
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## Differential Equations With Boundary-Value Problems

Student Resource and Solutions Manual for Zill and Cullen's

Now enhanced with the innovative DE Tools CD-ROM and the iLrn teaching and learning system, this proven text explains the "how" behind the material and strikes a balance between the analytical, qualitative, and quantitative approaches to the study of differential equations. This accessible text speaks to students through a wealth of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of examples, explanations, "Remarks" boxes, definitions, and group projects. This book was written with the student's understanding firmly in mind. Using a straightforward, readable, and helpful style, this book provides a... more

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## Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

This is a thoroughly updated and expanded 4th edition of the classic text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith. Including numerous worked examples and diagrams, further exercises have been incorporated into the text and answers are provided at the back of the book. Topics include phase plane analysis, nonlinear damping, small parameter expansions and singular perturbations, stability, Liapunov methods, Poincare sequences, homoclinic bifurcation and Liapunov exponents.
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## Fundamentals of Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems

Fundamentals of Differential Equations presents the basic theory of differential equations and offers a variety of modern applications in science and engineering. Available in two versions, these flexible texts offer the instructor many choices in syllabus design, course emphasis (theory, methodology, applications, and numerical methods), and in using commercially available computer software.

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