From review by M. Henle, Oberlin College||Differential equations is an important subject that lies at the heart of the calculus. Here one sees how the calculus applies to real-world problems. Differential Equations DeMystified, (to use the spelling on the cover) is ...a serious, straightforward work. In style and substance this book is like standard differential equations books...The emphasis is consistently...on the computations needed to find...solutions to specific equations...
Krantz asserts that if calculus is the heart of modern science, differential equations are the guts. Writing for those who already have a basic grasp of calculus, Krantz provides explanations, models, and examples that lead from differential equations to higher math concepts in a self-paced format. He includes chapters on first-order and second-order equations, power series solutions and spatial functions, Fourier series, Laplace transforms, numerical methods, partial equations and boundary value problems. His models come from engineering, physics and other fields in math. He includes solutions to the exercises and a final exam.
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Here's the perfect self-teaching guide to help anyone master differential equations--a common stumbling block for students looking to progress to advanced topics in both science and math. Covers First Order Equations, Second Order Equations and Higher, Properties, Solutions, Series Solutions, Fourier Series and Orthogonal Systems, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Numerical Techniques, and more.