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An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Cambridge University Press )

Author: James C. Robinson

Paperback: 414 pages

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 9, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0521533910

ISBN-13: 978-0521533911

Review

'The presentation is sensitive to the needs of students, with careful algebraic steps included in most cases. Appendices on basic required mathematical techniques are also included.' Mathematical Reviews

'The book is recommended as a textbook for one-term or one-semester course.' Zentralblatt MATH

'... will be useful to anybody wanting to teach or learn elements of ordinary differential equations in the beginnings of their mathematical studies.' European Mathematical Society Newsletter

'... it is written in a friendly and informal style and covers a wide and interesting collection of topics.' Contemporary Physics

'This is an excellent book which probably would have been most welcome to older students of differential equations had it existed and which will be of great value to those currently studying the subject.' The Mathematical Gazette

Book Description

This introduction to ordinary differential and difference equations is suited not only for mathematicians but for scientists and engineers as well. Exact solutions methods and qualitative approaches are covered, and many illustrative examples are included. Matlab is used to generate graphical representations of solutions. Numerous exercises are featured and proved solutions are available for teachers.

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