The book is not well written in the sense that the author doesn't explain the mathematical concepts well enough.
With that said, just about every NEGATIVE comment and review posted prior to this review, I believe, is for the most part quite accurate and nightmarishly true.
I don't recommend this book if you do not have a previous knowledge of PDE (although the title spells out "An Introduction").
I used this book in my PDE class. Unfortunately, I have to self-study only, which makes the completeness of the book very important for me. Read morePublished on February 8, 2009 by Trying2Learn1
I used this book as a textbook for my undergrad class in PDE. The first few chapters were decent, however I found that as we dug deeper and deeper into the material, the textbook... Read morePublished on August 7, 2006 by Mathman
I read the first 6 chapters of this book and I have to say I'm disappointed.
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This text is probably quite useful if you already understand partial differential equations and just need to review topics that you have already covered and grasped in the past. Read morePublished on September 10, 2005 by calvinnme
I'm writing my first review just to improve this books ratings, since in my opinion, this book doesn't deserves anything below 4 stars. Read morePublished on November 27, 2003
This book isn't worth the paper it is printed on! I would give it ZERO stars if Amazon gave me the option. Read morePublished on November 20, 2003 by The Artful Dodger
This book is an unsuccessful attempt at incorporationg a vast amount of PDE-related topics into small amount of space. Read morePublished on August 30, 2003
I used this book in a tough applied math course, and the quality of this book did not help matters much. There are a couple of good things about this book. Read morePublished on July 1, 2003 by David Elder
I honestly don't understand several of the reviews here. At the one extreme, we have people who complain that there are not enough examples, and there are too many gaps in the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2003 by Mike W