Boundary Value Problems

Boundary Value Problems

and Partial Differential Equations

5th Edition - October 19, 2005

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  • Author: David Powers
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470795

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Boundary Value Problems, Fifth Edition, is the leading text on boundary value problems and Fourier series. The author, David Powers, has written a thorough theoretical overview of solving boundary value problems involving partial differential equations by the methods of separation of variables. Professors and students agree that Powers is a master at creating linear problems that adroitly illustrate the techniques of separation of variables used to solve science and engineering. His expertise is fully apparent in this updated text. The text progresses at a comfortable pace for undergraduates in engineering and mathematics, illustrating the classical methods with clear explanations and hundreds of exercises. This updated edition contains many new features, including nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty, chapter review questions, and many fully worked examples. This text is ideal for professionals and students in mathematics and engineering, especially those working with partial differential equations.

Key Features

  • Nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty
  • Many fully worked examples


Professional and students in mathematics and engineering especially those working with partial differential equations

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Chapter 0 -- Differential Equations
    Chapter 1 -- Fourier Series and Integrals
    Chapter 2-- The Heat Equation
    Chapter 3 -- The Wave Equation
    Chapter 4 -- The Potential Equation
    Chapter 5 -- Higher Dimensions & Other Coordinates
    Chapter 6 -- Laplace Transform
    Chapter 7 -- Numerical Methods
    Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: October 19, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470795

About the Author

David Powers

David Powers has taught applied mathematics for over 40 years. His research includes matrix theory, graph theory and applications to biochemistry and engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA

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