Linear Differential and Difference Equations
A Systems Approach for Mathematicians and Engineers
This text for advanced undergraduates and graduates reading applied mathematics, electrical, mechanical, or control engineering, employs block diagram notation to highlight comparable features of linear differential and difference equations, a unique feature found in no other book. The treatment of transform theory (Laplace transforms and z-transforms) encourages readers to think in terms of transfer functions, i.e. algebra rather than calculus. This contrives short-cuts whereby steady-state and transient solutions are determined from simple operations on the transfer functions.
Advanced undergraduate students and graduate students studying applied mathematics, electrical, mechanical, or control engineering