Focusing on the mathematical modelling of real-world phenomena, this work presents a broad discussion of nonlinear systems and phenomena, ranging from phase plane analysis to ecological and mechanical systems to a concluding section on chaos and bifurcation in dynamical systems. As well as 2000 graded problems, the book features computer projects that illustrate the use of computer algebra systems, such as Maple, Mathematica, and MATLAB.
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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.From the Back Cover:
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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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0133820947
Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110133820947