Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modeling, Workbook

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9780130419637: Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modeling, Workbook

For introductory courses in Differential Equations. This best-selling text by these well-known authors blends the traditional algebra problem solving skills with the conceptual development and geometric visualization of a modern differential equations course that is essential to science and engineering students. It reflects the new qualitative approach that is altering the learning of elementary differential equations, including the wide availability of scientific computing environments like Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB. Its focus balances the traditional manual methods with the new computer-based methods that illuminate qualitative phenomena and make accessible a wider range of more realistic applications. Seldom-used topics have been trimmed and new topics added: it starts and ends with discussions of mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, evident in figures, examples, problems, and applications throughout the text.

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Reflecting the shift in emphasis from traditional methods to new computer-based methods, this text -- in classic Edwards and Penney style -- focuses on the mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena as the goal and constant motivation for the study of differential equations. It offers a fresh computational flavor in figures, examples, problems, and projects throughout, and features a broad range of real-world applications. The book also covers topics not found in other similar texts.

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This book reflects the new excitement in Elementary Differential Equations as the availability of specialized scientific computing environments and software systems continues to reshape the role and applications of the discipline. The new approach found in the Second Edition employs tools like Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB to shift in emphasis from traditional manual methods to new computer-based methods that open a wider range of realistic applications. Coverage begins and ends with discussions of mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, with a fresh new computational flavor evident in figures, examples, problems, and projects throughout the text.

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