Professor Pearson's book starts with an introduction to the area and an explanation of the most commonly used functions. It then moves on through differentiation, special functions, derivatives, integrals and onto full differential equations. As with other books in the series the emphasis is on using worked examples and tutorial-based problem solving to gain the confidence of students.
Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America
This book presents a modern treatment of material traditionally covered in the sophomore-level course in ordinary differential equations. While this course is usually required for engineering students the material is attractive to students in any field of applied science, including those in the biological sciences. The standard analytic methods for solving first and second-order differential equations are covered in the first three chapters. Numerical and graphical methods are considered, side-by-side with the analytic methods, and are then used throughout the text. An early emphasis on the graphical treatment of autonomous first-order equations leads easily into a discussion of bifurcation of solutions with respect to parameters. The fourth chapter begins the study of linear systems of first-order equations and includes a section containing all of the material on matrix algebra needed in the remainder of the text. Building on the linear analysis, the fifth chapter brings the student to a level where two-dimensional nonlinear systems can be analyzed graphically via the phase plane. The study of bifurcations is extended to systems of equations, using several compelling examples, many of which are drawn from population biology. In this chapter the student is gently introduced to some of the more important results in the theory of dynamical systems. A student project, involving a problem recently appearing in the mathematical literature on dynamical systems, is included at the end of Chapter 5. A full treatment of the Laplace transform is given in Chapter 6, with several of the examples taken from the biological sciences. An appendix contains completely worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises. The book is aimed at students with a good calculus background that want to learn more about how calculus is used to solve real problems in today's world. It can be used as a text for the introductory differential equations course, and is readable enough to be used even if the class is being "flipped." The book is also accessible as a self-study text for anyone who has completed two terms of calculus, including highly motivated high school students. Graduate students preparing to take courses in dynamical systems theory will also find this text useful.
Derivative, Ordinary Differential Equation, Gradient, L'hôpital's Rule, Derivative of a Constant
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 82. Chapters: Derivative, Ordinary differential equation, Gradient, L'H pital's rule, Derivative of a constant, Linearity of differentiation, Differential of a function, Differentiation under the integral sign, Automatic differentiation, Smooth function, Generalizations of the derivative, Fa di Bruno's formula, Difference quotient, Functional derivative, Fermat's theorem, Directional derivative, Differentiation rules, Notation for differentiation, Jacobian matrix and determinant, Complex quadratic polynomial, Total derivative, Implicit and explicit functions, Second derivative, Differential algebraic equation, Differentiation of trigonometric functions, Numerical differentiation, Linearization, Logarithmic differentiation, Stationary point, Leibniz's notation, Differentiable function, Logarithmic derivative, Time derivative, Darboux derivative, Reduced derivative, Inflection point, Differentiation in Fr chet spaces, Time evolution of integrals, Quantum calculus, Second derivative test, Linear approximation, Darboux's theorem, Differential calculus over commutative algebras, Q-derivative, Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation, Parametric derivative, Flat function, Laplace transform applied to differential equations, Method of Fluxions, Domain-straightening theorem, Symmetric derivative, Institutiones calculi differentialis, Differential coefficient, Symmetrically continuous function, Euler-Poisson-Darboux equation, Adjoint equation, PECE, Checkpointing scheme, Binomial differential equation, Lin-Tsien equation. Excerpt: In calculus, a branch of mathematics, the derivative is a measure of how a function changes as its input changes. Loosely speaking, a derivative can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity; for example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect ...
This problem book contains exercises for courses in differential equations and calculus of variations at universities and technical institutes. It is designed for non-mathematics students and also for scientists and practicing engineers who feel a need to refresh their knowledge. The book contains more than 260 examples and about 1400 problems to be solved by the students — much of which have been composed by the authors themselves. Numerous references are given at the end of the book to furnish sources for detailed theoretical approaches, and expanded treatment of applications. Contents:First Order Differential EquationsN-th Order Differential EquationsLinear Second Order EquationsSystems of Differential EquationsPartial Equations of the First OrderNonlinear Equations and StabilityCalculus of VariationsAnswers to Problems Readership: Mathematicians and engineers. keywords:Examples;Differential Equations;Calculus of Variations “… the book can be successfully used both by students and practising engineers.” Mathematics Abstracts
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This book presents a method for solving linear ordinary differential equations based on the factorization of the differential operator. The approach for the case of constant coefficients is elementary, and only requires a basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. In particular, the book avoids the use of distribution theory, as well as the other more advanced approaches: Laplace transform, linear systems, the general theory of linear equations with variable coefficients and variation of parameters. The case of variable coefficients is addressed using Mammana’s result for the factorization of a real linear ordinary differential operator into a product of first-order (complex) factors, as well as a recent generalization of this result to the case of complex-valued coefficients.
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