Ordinary Differential Equations and Applications

Mathematical Methods for Applied Mathematicians, Physicists, Engineers and Bioscientists


  • W S Weiglhofer
  • K A Lindsay, University of Glasgow, UK

This introductory text presents ordinary differential equations with a modern approach to mathematical modelling in a one semester module of 20-25 lectures.
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First and second year undergraduate students


Book information

  • Published: June 1999
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-898563-57-0


A good, concise, accessible text for 1st and 2nd year courses covering material for physics, engineering, mathematics and bioscience courses. Plentiful worked examples and challenging problems, particularly self study projects., Dr David Stirling, University of Reading, UK

Table of Contents

Differential equations of first order; Modelling applications; Linear differential equations of second order; Miscellaneous solution techniques; Oscillatory motion; Laplace transform; Higher order initial value problems; Systems of first order linear equations; Boundary value problems; Calculus of variations; Appendix A Self study projects; Appendix B Extended tutorial solutions.