Description

This introductory text presents ordinary differential equations with a modern approach to mathematical modelling in a one semester module of 20–25 lectures.

Key Features

  • Presents ordinary differential equations with a modern approach to mathematical modelling
  • Discusses linear differential equations of second order, miscellaneous solution techniques, oscillatory motion and laplace transform, among other topics
  • Includes self-study projects and extended tutorial solutions

Readership

First and second year undergraduate students

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.

Details

No. of pages:
216
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857099730
Print ISBN:
9781898563570

About the authors

W S Weiglhofer

Werner S. Weiglhofer, University of Glasgow, UK.

K A Lindsay

Kenneth A. Lindsay, University of Glasgow, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Glasgow, UK

Reviews

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