A Modern Introduction to Differential Equations, Second Edition by Henry J. Ricardo

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A Modern Introduction to Differential Equations, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the basic concepts of differential equations. The book begins by introducing the basic concepts of differential equations, focusing on the analytical, graphical, and numerical aspects of first-order equations, including slope fields and phase lines. The discussions then cover methods of solving second-order homogeneous and nonhomogeneous linear equations with constant coefficients; systems of linear differential equations; the Laplace transform and its applications to the solution of differential equations and systems of differential equations; and systems of nonlinear equations.
Each chapter concludes with a summary of the important concepts in the chapter. Figures and tables are provided within sections to help students visualize or summarize concepts. The book also includes examples and exercises drawn from biology, chemistry, and economics, as well as from traditional pure mathematics, physics, and engineering. This book is designed for undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. However, students in economics, business, and the social sciences with the necessary background will also find the text useful.

- student friendly readability- assessible to the average student
- early introduction of qualitative and numerical methods
- large number of exercises taken from biology, chemistry, economics, physics and engineering
- Exercises are labeled depending on difficulty/sophistication
- Full ancillary package including; Instructors guide, student solutions manual and course management system
- end of chapter summaries
- group projects

About Henry J. Ricardo

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Henry Ricardo is professor of mathematics at the Medgar Evers College, City University of New York-Brooklyn. Professor Ricardo is currently mentoring students doing research in Ordinary Differential Equations under a grant from the Alliance For Minority Participation (AMP); participated in an ATLAST workshop (July, 1997); served as a Faculty Consultant to the College Board's 1997, 1998, and 1999 Advanced Placement Calculus Readings; served as a member or chair of various review panels for interdisciplinary proposals submitted to the NSF Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program (Washington, D.C.: 6/15-6/17/94 (chair) and 6/16-6/18/93)
Published February 24, 2009 by Academic Press. 536 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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