An accessible and hands-on approach to modeling and predicting real-world phenomena using differential equations A Workbook for Differential Equations presents an interactive introduction to fundamental solution methods for ordinary differential equations. The author emphasizes the importance of manually working through computations and models, rather than simply reading or memorizing formulas. Utilizing real-world applications from spring-mass systems and circuits to vibrating strings and an overview of the hydrogen atom, the book connects modern research with the presented topics, including first order equations, constant coefficient equations, Laplace transforms, partial differential equations, series solutions, systems, and numerical methods. The result is a unique guide to understanding the significance of differential equations in mathematics, science, and engineering. The workbook contains modules that involve readers in as many ways as possible, and each module begins with "Prerequisites" and "Learning Objectives" sections that outline both the skills needed to understand the presented material and what new skills will be obtained by the conclusion of the module. Detailed applications are intertwined in the discussion, motivating the investigation of new classes of differential equations and their accompanying techniques. Introductory modeling sections discuss applications and why certain known solution techniques may not be enough to successfully analyze certain situations. Almost every module concludes with a section that contains various projects, ranging from programming tasks to theoretical investigations. The book is specifically designed to promote the development of effective mathematical reading habits such as double-checking results and filling in omitted steps in a computation. Rather than provide lengthy explanations of what readers should do, good habits are demonstrated in short sections, and a wide range of exercises provide the opportunity to test reader comprehension of the concepts and techniques. Rich illustrations, highlighted notes, and boxed comments offer illuminating explanations of the computations. The material is not specific to any one particular software package, and as a result, necessary algorithms can be implemented in various programs, including Mathematica®, Maple, and Mathcad®. The book's related Web site features supplemental slides as well as videos that discuss additional topics such as homogeneous first order equations, the general solution of separable differential equations, and the derivation of the differential equations for a multi-loop circuit. In addition, twenty activities are included at the back of the book, allowing for further practice of discussed topics whether in the classroom or for self-study. With its numerous pedagogical features that consistently engage readers, A Workbook for Differential Equations is an excellent book for introductory courses in differential equations and applied mathematics at the undergraduate level. It is also a suitable reference for professionals in all areas of science, physics, and engineering.
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 memorize the most-common types of differential equations, see how to avoid common mistakes, get tips and tricks for advanced problems, improve your exam scores, and much more! More than 100 Problems! Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problems The inside scoop on first, second, and higher order differential equations A wealth of advanced techniques, including power series THE DUMMIES WORKBOOK WAY Quick, refresher explanations Step-by-step procedures Hands-on practice exercises Ample workspace to work out problems Online Cheat Sheet A dash of humor and fun
Over 90 tools and applications of differential equations drawn from engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology. Covers first- and second-order differential equations, linear and nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms, and series solutions
Contains a variety of ninety-nine mostly activity-based worksheets: with puzzles, comic strips, time line construction, pre- and post film-viewing tasks, poetry, mini survey, sketching, computations, games, etc. The book may even be used as a reference by students and teachers alike. A learning preference inventory to be accomplished by the students at the start of the course is provided to help the teacher know his or her students better. The author has degrees in Educational Psychology from the University of the Philippines and is currently teaching social science courses at the School of Multidisciplinary Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. He is a member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and has published several articles in the International Journal of Learning.
Interactive Differential Equations (IDE) is specifically and pedagogically designed for students taking a differential equations course. It is remarkably easy to use and focuses on helping students visualize the mathematics. It is a CD-ROM containing more than 90 interactive differential equations tools and a workbook with labs and exercises to be used with the tools. It covers the entire, second-order differential differential equations course: first-order differential equations equations, linear and nonlinear applications, Laplace Transforms, series solutions, and boundary value problems. Applications are drawn from engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.
This volume is a selection of contributions offered by friends, collaborators, past students in memory of Enrico Magenes. The first part gives a wide historical perspective of Magenes' work in his 50-year mathematical career; the second part contains original research papers, and shows how ideas, methods, and techniques introduced by Magenes and his collaborators still have an impact on the current research in Mathematics.
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A FIRST COURSE IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MODELING APPLICATIONS, 10th 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. Written in a straightforward, readable, and helpful style, this book provides a thorough treatment of boundary-value problems and partial differential equations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.