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Differential Equations Demystified (Demystified)by Steven G Krantz
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A DIFFERENT WAY TO LEARN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Now anyone with an interest in stepping up to higher math can do sowithout formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Differential Equations Demystified, award-winning math professor Steven Krantz provides an effective, anxiety-free method to get past common obstacles on the road to success in higher math and science.
With Differential Equations Demystified, you master the subject one step at a timeat your own speed. This self-teaching guide offers unique "Math Notes" and "You Try It" exercises, problems at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the great information in the entire book.
If you want to master differential equations fearlessly, here's a fast and effective self-teaching course to help you do just that. Get ready to --
A fast, effective self-teaching course, Differential Equations Demystified is the perfect shortcut to confidence and skill with crucial mathematical skills.
Book News Annotation:
Krantz asserts that if calculus is the heart of modern science, differential equations are the guts. Writing for those who already have a basic grasp of calculus, Krantz provides explanations, models, and examples that lead from differential equations to higher math concepts in a self-paced format. He includes chapters on first-order and second-order equations, power series solutions and spatial functions, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, numerical methods, partial equations and boundary value problems. His models come from engineering, physics and other fields in math. He includes solutions to the exercises and a final exam.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Here's the perfect self-teaching guide to help anyone master differential equations--a common stumbling block for students looking to progress to advanced topics in both science and math. Covers First Order Equations, Second Order Equations and Higher, Properties, Solutions, Series Solutions, Fourier Series and Orthogonal Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Numerical Techniques, and more.
About the Author
Steven Krantz, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis. An award-winning teacher and author, Dr. Krantz has written more than 45 books on mathematics, including Calculus Demystified, another popular title in this series. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is a Differential Equation?
Chapter 2: Second-Order Equations
Chapter 3: Power Series Solutions and Special Functions
Chapter 4: Fourier Series: Basic Concepts
Chapter 5: Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems
Chapter 6: Laplace Transforms
Chapter 7: Numerical Methods
Chapter 8: Systems of First-Order Equations
Solutions to Exercises
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