Each chapter includes many illustrative examples to assist the reader. The book emphasizes methods for finding solutions to differential equations. It provides many abundant exercises, applications, and solved examples with careful attention given to readability. Elementary Differential Equations includes a thorough treatment of power series techniques. In addition, the book presents a classical treatment of several physical problems to show how Fourier series become involved in the solution of those problems.
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Each chapter includes many illustrative examples to assist the reader. The book emphasizes methods for finding solutions to differential equations. It provides many abundant exercises, applications, and solved examples with careful attention given to readability.
Elementary Differential Equations includes a thorough treatment of power series techniques. In addition, the book presents a classical treatment of several physical problems to show how Fourier series become involved in the solution of those problems. The eighth edition of Elementary Differential Equations has been revised to include a new supplement in many chapters that provides suggestions and exercises for using a computer to assist in the understanding of the material in the chapter. It also now provides an introduction to the phase plane and to different types of phase portraits.
A valuable reference book for readers interested in exploring the technological and other applications of differential equations. Vanpelt on Jun 24, I am teaching this course over the summer of and I find the organization of the book to be very good. I like that each of the sections covers one, and only one, topic at a time. This really allowed me to make a course that works for the summer when time is severely limited. The book is very straight-forward in its explanations.
However, the exposition is very limited. That means the reader will have to work out a lot of the details. As a teacher, the book works for me. For self study, I would not recommend this book because of the lacking details. I would have to go with the great book by Tenenbaum and Pollard for those that want to self study this subject.
Also, every other chapter has a collection of "miscellaneous problems" that I pull from for the tests. The miscellaneous problems are great, because I can tell my students that those are the problems I am going to use on their tests a subset at least. That gets the students to work all of those problems great motivation. I would give this book 5 stars if an instructor came with the book. Otherwise, it is a good book that leaves many of the simple and intricate details to the reader.
I guess if there are mistakes, they should be fixed though Elementary Differential Equations By Sweetcheeks Mcmuffin on Jul 14, [.. While the book does cover such advanced topics as Fourier Analysis and intro to Partial Differential Equations, the book lacks sufficient examples about what is being said a number of sections have no examples at all. I did find the most well-written sections to be the application of second-order differential equations applied to spring oscillations etc.
Trust me. Also, considering the number of years it has been around, it is good to see that the interplay between Linear Algebra and Differential Equations is emphasized in a good part of the book However, having a considerable amount of expertise in the subject, there are some minor issues I have with the book.
These are not serious impediments. The authors should consider creating an additional appendix in the back of the book listing answers to the exercises. The techniques for solving equations should be presented in a different order.
Some topics are presented too early in the book. Therefore, it can be postponed if an instructor runs short of time. The author refers to the techniques of reducing systems of equations as the "Calculus of Systems". Other than these minor flaws, the book provides the student with a good foundation to the subject. Without additional resources, I would not be able to learn the material in this book.
The text explaining the theory behind is written like sandpaper and often jumps around leaving important processes out. Review of book By Bob on Jun 14, I like the name but not the price - the differential between the cost and my budget covers a large area.
Also, whats going on with teh 8th edition? I doubt it is meaningfully different from the 1st. Or how about the 3rd, thats always a charm. All I can say is that its about math. I second that! By on Sep 20, I agree with the review dated March 14, Normally, these types of mistakes are not that much of a problem. But this should be unacceptable for any decent technical writing, especially mathematics.
By Sherrill G. Lenz on Dec 05, I liked it. Rainville , Phillip E. Bedient , Richard E. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. It was published by Prentice Hall and has a total of pages in the book. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here. Similar Books.
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