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Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems Hardcover – October 27, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470383346 ISBN-10: 0470383348 Edition: 9th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 9 edition (October 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470383348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470383346
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Luckly my teacher did not depend on the book as much.
SakuraiP
There are one or two examples in every section and often the problems at the end are about cases other than the ones covered in the section.
Stephen F. Gould
I also find that the text will leave too much out of explanations, assuming the reader will intuit the missing information.
Katushya

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By sciencestudent on March 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The good: none.

The bad:
Techniques are taught in examples, not beforehand.
Ridiculously confusing notation.
Large steps in arithmetic and logic are left out.
Messy algebra for the sake of messy algebra -- what's the pedagogical value?
Overly difficult word problems that assume prior knowledge.
$150 for this?

Just another bad university textbook. Move along, nothing to see.

Update:

I'm still using this book in my differential equations II class. This book really is the epitome of garbage. Chapter 10 flawlessly exemplifies the confusing notation, blatant use of a CAS, and pointlessly messy algebra.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark on March 12, 2011
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Save your money and buy Ordinary Differential Equations by Tennenbaum and Pollard, or use Paul's online math notes. I PROMISE you will not learn ANYTHING from this book. The exposition is confusing at best, and many important concepts are left as exercises. If you must use this book for a class, purchase an earlier edition for a cheaper price. If you are trying to learn differntial equations solely from this text, it will be rough sailing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ReviewBoard on December 29, 2012
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If you have to take this class, all I can say is I'm so sorry and best of luck. It's difficult because of all of the math jargon. I got an A in my class (which had a horrible professor) because I was able to decrypt the equations and processes in the book.

Best advice I can give is to check out the MIT Open Courseware for the areas where you are struggling. The online lectures are extremely helpful.

Hope this helps!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Textbooks are big money; everyone knows that. But, now they aren't even trying to hide that new editions are only about the money. People make mistakes, even the infallible textbook authors, and improvements can often be made on anything, but after a few editions maybe it's time to give it a rest. You can go to any college library and find a plethora of great and decent differential equation books , almost all of which approach the subject much better than Boyce and DiPrima.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zachary Williams on July 3, 2013
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I personally do not like the writing style of this book. The authors go on winded explanations for paragraphs at a time, and I did not find the examples in the book particularly helpful. I can typically teach myself the majority of a course's material by reading the book, but in this case, it only served to confuse me.

Once my class had gone over the material already, I was able to follow each section of the book, but this was not very useful just from the way I learn and study. I would advise choosing a different book that gives more concise explanations than this.

I do however, need to admit that it goes over a fantastic variety of materials, and has a great deal of good problems at the end of each section, so if you do in fact know what you're doing (at least, more than me), than this book should certainly be very useful to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Hoffman on February 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Many of the exercises skip important steps in the process leaving the reader to interpret and over-analyze the exercises. It also doesn't help when there are often just one exercise for certain methods of solving ODEs. It makes learning the subject much more difficult. When it comes to doing the problems, sometimes they lump the hardest and most tedious ones right at the start, instead of allowing you to ease into them. The explanations are written in lengthy paragraphs which also seem to over complicate things. Overall, I would only buy it if it is required to do the problems, but otherwise a horrible book for learning differential equations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katushya on April 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Compared to textbooks for other math or math heavy courses I have taken this text gives far fewer worked examples. It also leaves students to work through quite a number of proofs or to derive formulas on their own. The written text does a poor job of helping the student to understand and develop strategies for solving problems. I also find that the text will leave too much out of explanations, assuming the reader will intuit the missing information. If it helps with credibility, I'm generally an A or A- student in math, and I would not recommend this textbook.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By meepcat on August 29, 2013
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This not a commentary on the content or the book itself, but the Kindle transfer is worse than useless. Equations are difficult to impossible to read (some are graphics that are far too small, some are "text" with overlapped, obscured or missing symbols). The representation even varies substantially between different versions of the Kindle app, but none are acceptable.
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