Boundary Value Problems

Boundary Value Problems

and Partial Differential Equations

6th Edition - July 24, 2009

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  • Author: David Powers
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080884417
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123747198

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Boundary Value Problems, Sixth Edition, is the leading text on boundary value problems and Fourier series for professionals and students in engineering, science, and mathematics who work with partial differential equations. In this updated edition, author David Powers provides a thorough overview of solving boundary value problems involving partial differential equations by the methods of separation of variables. Additional techniques used include Laplace transform and numerical methods.The book contains nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty from basic drills to advanced problem-solving exercises.Professors and students agree that Powers is a master at creating examples and exercises that skillfully illustrate the techniques used to solve science and engineering problems.

Key Features

Ancillary list:

  • Online SSM-
  • Online ISM-
  • Companion site, Ebook-
  • Student Solution Manual for Sixth Edition -
  • New animations and graphics of solutions, additional exercises and chapter review questions on the web
  • Nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty from basic drills to advanced problem-solving exercises
  • Many exercises based on current engineering applications


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

Table of Contents

  • Differential Equations
    1. Fourier Series and Integrals
    2. The Heat Equation
    3. The Wave Equation
    4. The Potential Equation
    5. Higher Dimensions and Other Coordinates
    6. Laplace Transform
    7. Numerical Methods

Product details

  • No. of pages: 520
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: July 24, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080884417
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123747198

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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  • IrfaanNoorooya Fri Jan 18 2019

    Very helpful book for engineering

    Very helpful book for engineering mathematics