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Differential Equations: Computing and Modeling (Tech Update), 5th edition

  • C Henry Edwards
  • David E. Penney
  • David Calvis

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2018) - Copyright © 2019

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Differential Equations: Computing and Modeling blends traditional algebra problem-solving skills with the conceptual development and geometric visualization of a modern differential equations course that is essential to science and engineering students. It balances traditional manual methods with the new, computer-based methods that illuminate qualitative phenomena—a comprehensive approach that makes accessible a wider range of more realistic applications.

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Table of contents

1. First-Order Differential Equations

1.1 Differential Equations and Mathematical Models

1.2 Integrals as General and Particular Solutions

1.3 Slope Fields and Solution Curves

1.4 Separable Equations and Applications

1.5 Linear First-Order Equations

1.6 Substitution Methods and Exact Equations


2. Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods

2.1 Population Models

2.2 Equilibrium Solutions and Stability

2.3 Acceleration—Velocity Models

2.4 Numerical Approximation: Euler’s Method

2.5 A Closer Look at the Euler Method

2.6 The Runge—Kutta Method


3. Linear Equations of Higher Order

3.1 Introduction: Second-Order Linear Equations

3.2 General Solutions of Linear Equations

3.3 Homogeneous Equations with Constant Coefficients

3.4 Mechanical Vibrations

3.5 Nonhomogeneous Equations and Undetermined Coefficients

3.6 Forced Oscillations and Resonance

3.7 Electrical Circuits

3.8 Endpoint Problems and Eigenvalues


4. Introduction to Systems of Differential Equations

4.1 First-Order Systems and Applications

4.2 The Method of Elimination

4.3 Numerical Methods for Systems


5. Linear Systems of Differential Equations

5.1 Matrices and Linear Systems

5.2 The Eigenvalue Method for Homogeneous Systems

5.3 A Gallery of Solution Curves of Linear Systems

5.4 Second-Order Systems and Mechanical Applications

5.5 Multiple Eigenvalue Solutions

5.6 Matrix Exponentials and Linear Systems

5.7 Nonhomogeneous Linear Systems


6. Nonlinear Systems and Phenomena

6.1 Stability and the Phase Plane

6.2 Linear and Almost Linear Systems

6.3 Ecological Models: Predators and Competitors

6.4 Nonlinear Mechanical Systems

6.5 Chaos in Dynamical Systems


7. Laplace Transform Methods

7.1 Laplace Transforms and Inverse Transforms

7.2 Transformation of Initial Value Problems

7.3 Translation and Partial Fractions

7.4 Derivatives, Integrals, and Products of Transforms

7.5 Periodic and Piecewise Continuous Input Functions

7.6 Impulses and Delta Functions

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