- Hardcover: 828 pages
- Publisher: Brooks Cole; 3 edition (September 19, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0495012653
- ISBN-13: 978-0495012658
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. FIRST-ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Modeling via Differential Equations. Analytic Technique: Separation of Variables. Qualitative Technique: Slope Fields. Numerical Technique: Euler's Method. Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions. Equilibria and the Phase Line. Bifurcations. Linear Equations. Integration Factors for Linear Equations. Review Exercises for Chapter 1. Labs for Chapter 1. 2. FIRST-ORDER SYSTEMS. Modeling via Systems. The Geometry of Systems. Analytic Methods for Special Systems. Euler's Method for Systems. The Lorenz Equations. Review Exercises for Chapter 2. Labs for Chapter 2. 3. LINEAR SYSTEMS. Properties of Linear Systems and the Linearity Principle. Straight-Line Solutions. Phase Planes for Linear Systems with Real Eigenvalues. Complex Eigenvalues. Special Cases: Repeated and Zero Eigenvalues. Second-Order Linear Equations. The Trace-Determinant Plane. Linear Systems in Three Dimensions. Review Exercises for Chapter 3. Labs for Chapter 3. 4. FORCING AND RESONANCE. Forced Harmonic Oscillators. Sinusoidal Forcing. Undamped Forcing and Resonance. Amplitude and Phase of the Steady State. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Review Exercises for Chapter 4. Labs for Chapter 4. 5. NONLINEAR SYSTEMS. Equilibrium Point Analysis. Qualitative Analysis. Hamiltonian Systems. Dissipative Systems. Nonlinear Systems in Three Dimensions. Periodic Forcing of Nonlinear Systems and Chaos. Review Exercises for Chapter 5. Labs for Chapter 5. 6. LAPLACE TRANSFORMS. Laplace Transforms. Discontinuous Functions. Second-Order Equations. Delta Functions and Impulse Forcing. Convolutions. The Qualitative Theory of Laplace Transforms. Review Exercises for Chapter 6. Labs for Chapter 6. 7. NUMERICAL METHODS. Numerical Error in Euler's Method. Improving Euler's Method. The Runge-Kutta Method. The Effects of Finite Arithmetic. Review Exercises for Chapter 7. Labs for Chapter 7. 8. DISCRETE DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS. The Discrete Logistic Equation. Fixed Points and Periodic Points. Bifurcations. Chaos. Chaos in the Lorenz System. Review Exercises for Chapter 8. Labs for Chapter 8. Hints and Answers. APPENDICES. Changing Variables. The Ultimate Guess. Complex Numbers and Euler's Formula.
About the Author
Paul Blanchard is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. Paul grew up in Sutton, Massachusetts, spent his undergraduate years at Brown University, and received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught college mathematics for twenty-five years, mostly at Boston University. In 2001, he won the Northeast Section of the Mathematical Association of America's Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mathematics. He has coauthored or contributed chapters to four different textbooks. His main area of mathematical research is complex analytic dynamical systems and the related point sets, Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set. Most recently his efforts have focused on reforming the traditional differential equations course, and he is currently heading the Boston University Differential Equations Project and leading workshops in this innovative approach to teaching differential equations. When he becomes exhausted fixing the errors made by his two coauthors, he usually closes up his CD store and heads to the golf course with his caddy, Glen Hall.
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I have a special view on this book though, because my professor who taught me Differential Equations, Robert Devaney, is one of the authors. The man is quite humorous, and so are his fellow authors, who frequently crack jokes in the book and questions at the end of the chapter. Differential Equations will make you smile. The only other good thing about this book is the software - some of it is very helpful in understanding the concepts and it is very easy to use.
Overall, if you don't need this textbook, don't buy it. If you do need this textbook, I swear you will only be using it to see what the homework problems are, so see if your library has a copy, or split the cost with a friend.
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the cd it comes with is bomb diggity also.