Language : English
Published : 2012-12-04
Pages : 830
Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 10th International Student Version
The 10th edition of Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, like its predecessors, is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate (but not abstract) exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 10th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students. The book is written primarily for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for reading the book is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two?(or three) semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations.
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About the Author
Luigi Brugnano is a full professor of numerical analysis and chairman of the mathematics courses in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Firenze. He is a member of several journal editorial boards. His research interests include matrix conditioning/preconditioning, parallel computing, computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, iterative methods, geometric integration, and mathematical modeling and software. Felice Iavernaro is an associate professor of numerical analysis in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bari. His primary interests include the design and implementation of efficient methods for the numerical solution of differential equations, particularly for the simulation of dynamical systems with geometric properties.