Table of Contents

Preface. First Examples. Newton's Equation and Kepler's Law. Linear Systems with Constant Coeffecients and Real Eigenvalues. Linear Systems with Constant Coefficients and Complex Eigenvalues. Linear Systems and Exponentials of Operators. Linear Systems and Canonical Forms of Operators. Contractions and Generic Properties of Operators. Fundamental Theory. Stability of Equilibria. Differential Equations for Electrical Circuits. The Poincare-Bendixson Theorem. Ecology. Periodic Attractors. Classical Mechanics. Nonautonomous Equations and Differentiability of Flows. Perturbation Theory and Structural Stability. Elementary Facts. Polynomials. On Canonical Forms. The Inverse Function Theorem. References. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
358
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123495501
Electronic ISBN:
9780080873763

About the authors

Morris W. Hirsch

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Stephen Smale

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Robert L. Devaney

Affiliations and Expertise

Boston University, MA, USA

Stephen Smale

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, USA