Handbook of Differential Equations

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9780127843919: Handbook of Differential Equations

A handbook of the most important techniques used in solving ordinary and partial differential equations. In this edition the section on numerical methods has been expanded and many new sections are included on topics such as finite difference formulae, grid generation, lattice gases, multigrid methods, parallel computers and software availability. New and improved sections on chaos, existence, uniqueness and stability theorems, inverse problems, normal forms and exact partial differential equations have also been included, with computer programmes where possible.

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This CD-ROM is an electronic version of the author's widely-used handbook, which is a compilation of the most widely applicable methods for solving and approximating differential equations. It can be used with any modern Net browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer and operates on Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms. Topical coverage includes ordinary differential equations, partial differentail equations, stochastic differential equations, delay differential equations, sympletic integration of differential equations, and the use of wavelets when numerically solving differential equations.

Quickly find a specific method for a differential equation
. navigate via list of methods for differential
equations
. create lists of methods based on filters of
your choice
. apply boolean operations to lists to create
new lists

Work with interactive Java programs that demonstrate various numerical methods
. program numerically solves the example
problem discussed "in-text"
. parameters describing the numerical solution
can be varied and the resulting numerical
approximation obtained

Live links to the Internet
. links to relevant Web sites are integrated
throughout; clicking on them will take you
to that site

Dynamic rendering of mathematics
. all of the mathematics from the print version
of this handbook is available electronically,
but through static, gif files and via dynamic
Java rendering.

About the Author:

Dr. Daniel Zwillinger is a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for the Raytheon Company. He was a systems requirements “book boss for the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) ship and was a requirements and test lead for tracking on the Ungraded Early Warning Radars (UEWR). He has improved the Zumwalt destroyer’s software accreditation process and he was test lead on an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. Dan is a subject matter expert (SME) in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and is a DFSS SME in Test Optimization, Critical Chain Program Management, and Voice of the Customer. He is currently leading a project creating Trust in Autonomous Systems. At Raytheon, he twice won the President’s award for best Six Sigma project of the year: on converting planning packages to work packages for the Patriot missile, and for revising Raytheon’s timecard system. He has managed the Six Sigma white belt training program. Prior to Raytheon, Dan worked at Sandia Labs, JPL, Exxon, MITRE, IDA, BBN, and The Mathworks (where he developed an early version of their Statistics Toolbox).

For ten years, Zwillinger was owner and president of Aztec Corporation. As a small business, Aztec won several Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. The company also created several software packages for publishing companies. Prior to Aztec, Zwillinger was a college professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the department of mathematics.

Dan has written several books on mathematics on the topics of differential equations, integration, statistics, and general mathematics. He is editor-in-chief of the Chemical Rubber Company’s (CRC’s) “Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae , and is on the editorial board for CRC’s “Handbook of Chemistry and Physics . Zwillinger holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned his doctorate in applied mathematics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Zwillinger is a certified Raytheon Six Sigma Expert and an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He also holds a pilot’s license.

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