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Author Ahmad, Shair, author

Title A textbook on ordinary differential equations / Shair Ahmad, Antonio Ambrosetti
Published Cham ; New York : Springer Verlag, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages) : illustrations
Series Unitext ; 73
Unitext ; 73
Contents 1. First order linear differential equations -- 2. Theory of first order differential equations -- 3. First order nonlinear differential equations -- 4. Existence and uniqueness for systems and higher order equations -- 5. Second order equations -- 6. Higher order linear equations -- 7. Systems of first order equations -- 8. Qualitative analysis of 2 x 2 systems and nonlinear second order equations -- 9. Sturm Liouville eigenvalue theory -- 10. Solutions by infinite series and Bessel functions -- 11. Laplace transform -- 12. Stability theory -- 13. Boundary value problems -- Appendix
Summary The book is a primer of the theory of Ordinary Differential Equations. Each chapter is completed by a broad set of exercises; the reader will also find a set of solutions of selected exercises. The book contains many interesting examples as well (like the equations for the electric circuits, the pendium equation, the logistic equation, the Lotka-Volterra system, and many other) which introduce the reader to some interesting aspects of the theory and its applications. The work is mainly addressed to students of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Sciences, with knowledge of Calculus and Linear Algebra, and contains more advanced topics for further developments, such as Laplace transform; Stability theory and existence of solutions to Boundary Value problems. The authors are preparing a complete solutions manual, containing solutions to all the exercises published in the book. The manual will be available Summer 2014. Instructors who wish to adopt the book may request the manual by writing directly to one of the authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Differential equations -- Numerical solutions.
Differential equations -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Differential equations, Linear.
Differential equations, Linear -- Numerical solutions.
Mathematics.
Numerical Analysis, Computer-Assisted.
Genre/Form Problems and exercises.
Problems and Exercises.
Problems and exercises.
Form Electronic book
Author Ambrosetti, A. (Antonio), author
ISBN 3319021281 (print)
331902129X (electronic bk.)
9783319021287 (print)
9783319021294 (electronic bk.)