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eBook Elementary Differential Equations: WITH ODE Architect CD-ROM ePub

by Richard C. DiPrima,William E. Boyce

  • ISBN: 0470119640
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Richard C. DiPrima,William E. Boyce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; 8th edition (September 20, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1430 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1107 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 644

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William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima.

William E. Contrary to what many others have said, I found this book pretty decent. I think much of how you will value this book has to do with the teacher of your class and what type of class it is. I actually barely used it because my teacher was so good, so maybe.

Richard C. DiPrima William E. Boyce. Elementary Differential Equations (Hardcover). Published October 31st 2000 by John Wiley & Sons. This revision of the market leading book maintains its classic strengths: contemporary approach, flexible chapter construction, clear exposition, and outstanding problems. Like its predecessors, this revision is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, focusing both on the theory and the practical applications of Differential Equations as they apply to engineering and the sciences. Sound and Accurate Exposition of Theory" - special attention is made to methods of solution, analysis, and approximation.

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9 numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients. we provide an introduction to some simple Maple comma. 23 MB·986 Downloads·New!.

by William E. Boyce & Richard C. Edward P. Hamilton Professor Emeritus. We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. 9 MB·67 Downloads·New! found this book pretty decent. I think much of how you will value this book has to do with the teacher. Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems - Instructor.

But this book is just that horrible, I couldn't in good conscience stay silent. 3 people found this helpful.

Elementary differential equations and boundary value problems, William E. DiPrima – 7th e. DiPrima – 7th ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-471-31999-6 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Differential equations. 2. Boundary value problems. I. DiPrima, Richard C. II. Title. ODE ODE. Before embarking on a serious study of differential equations (for example, by reading this book or major portions of it) you should have some idea of the possible benets to be gained by doing so. For some students the intrinsic interest of the subject itself is enough motivation, but for most it is the likelihood of important applications to other elds that makes the undertaking worthwhile.

This revision of Boyce & DiPrima's text maintains its classic strengths: a contemporary approach with flexible . The CD-ROM includes: The award-winning ODE Architect software

This revision of Boyce & DiPrima's text maintains its classic strengths: a contemporary approach with flexible chapter construction, clear exposition, and outstanding problems. The CD-ROM includes: The award-winning ODE Architect software. The software's 14 modules enable you to build and solve your own ODEs, and to use simulations and multimedia to develop detailed mathematical models and concepts in a truly interactive environment.

Author Boyce, William . ISBN 0470119640. Elementary Differential Equations. ISBN13: 9780470119648. ISBN13: 9780023978609.

Comments

Gna Gna
Thorough and well written work emphasizing the applied aspects of Ordinary Differential Equations without requiring the reader or student using the book to be exposed to or steeped in Mathematical Analysis. Excellent for students of Engineering and the Sciences, e.g., Physics. A bit of Partial Differential Equations, limited to linear second order types (e.g., the Heat Equation), and extensions such as Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations and Sturm-Liouville Theory are included as optional or follow-on topics on an introductory basis for more advanced studies.

The edition I purchased, the 7th, is a expanded version of the 4th, 5th and 6th editions. Unlike the earlier editions, e.g., the 4th, there are more mistakes, especially in the solutions in the back of the book, and occasionally in type-set equations throughout the various chapters. For brevity, clarity and precision, I prefer the older editions, e.g., the 4th edition.

All in all, the book is well written and time honored for those intending to attain at least a junior or third year undergraduate background in Ordinary Differential Equations without requiring one to have as prerequisites in, say, introductory Complex Variables. The book tends to be self-contained as topics are laid out in a fairly straightforward manner without referring excessively to other or more advanced works.
Agrainel Agrainel
When I first received this textbook, I thought that it was going to be terrible based on the past reviews and the examples throughout the book. However, as I went through this book with my class I started to notice a few things not clearly seen from a first inspection. While it is true that the authors seems to ramble on aimlessly about solutions to the problems they face within each section of a given chapter, they do actually give a definite solution in the form of a theorem. Most students, such as I, will probably not understand at least half of what the authors are trying to get at in each section. But the theorems the authors write are a different story. My recommendation if your just trying to pass your differential equations class is just to read the theorems listed in each section. The examples in each section seem to be a learning example trying to teach you the basic concepts. However without a teacher to back you up, these examples will just incite more questions from the students that would be unanswered since a textbook can not respond to a student's immediate questions. If the student has time, they should read the wall of text in the book to truly understand what the authors are trying to poke at. This book requires full knowledge of solving derivatives and integrals as the authors assume the students will know how to solve them, hence there will be no solutions of them in the examples. It does however give a review over a few topics that will be required to know in order to proceed through with certain sections such as power series and matrices. Obviously this book is not the best, but given a chance it still does a fine job of teaching a student the complicated nature of differential equations.
Gavinranara Gavinranara
If you need to buy this book for a class, get another book as well. Here are a few reasons you should avoid this book if you can.

1. Definitions:
The definitions in this book are not clearly stated. A book that does not have rigorous definitions to start from is not a real math book. Definitions in this book show up as bold words, often in a sentence talking about something else.

2. Theorems:
The theorems are not self contained. Theorems often reference equations in other parts of the chapter by their number. Theorems are also used very sparingly. Often entire chapters go by without stating a theorem. Obviously most of this book is not conjecture. It is just poor writing on the authors' part to not back up or clearly state what they are saying.

3. Wordy:
Looking up something simple like the Euler algorithm takes 20 minutes. An internet search takes 2. That would be okay if there was more depth provided for that 18 minutes. There wasn't.

4. Price:
Right now this book costs over $200. Much more talented expositors on differential equations exist. Their books are often free or cheap.

5. Content:
There is simply not enough content in this book to stand alone as an introduction to the subject. The work problems are decent, but it is not Halmos' Linear Algebra Problem Book. Without a good professor one should be wary of what they are missing out on.

*for context I am a math and computer science major*
Phenade Phenade
The publisher has chosen to make this book unavailable on the Kindle Cloud. So you are locked into reading the book only on a device you have the Kindle App available to you. I purchased this book so I should be able to read it whenever I want and on whichever device or computer I choose !!!! My university bookstore sold out of this specific edition so I'm stuck with this mess as my instructor is also forced to use the 11th edition for his class. It's beyond me why Amazon would agree to this publishers demands that the book not be made available on the Kindle Cloud...
Taulkree Taulkree
I bought the older edition as the current one was too expensive. Although the material is the same the problem sets are sufficiently different that assigned problem sets based on the current edition will be impossible to do. In contrast to the very mediocre reviews I found this quite a readable text that gave a good foundation to non-linear dynamics and partial differential equations.