Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology

Differential Equations

A Primer for Scientists and Engineers

Authors: Constanda, Christian

  • Discuses essential topics completely, concisely, and succinctly, in "everyday classroom language" without unnecessary embellishment
  • Includes extensive examples and exercises without the need for a computing device
  • To be used both independently by average students and as a basic framework in the fundamentals of the subject for more advanced students
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About this Textbook

Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers is a book designed with students in mind. It attempts to take a concise, simple, and no-frills approach to differential equations. The approach used in this text is to give students extensive experience in main solution techniques with a lighter emphasis on the physical interpretation of the results. With a more manageable page count than comparable titles, and over 400 exercises that can be solved without a calculating device, this book emphasizes the understanding and practice of essential topics in a succinct fashion. At the end of each worked example, the author provides the Mathematica commands that can be used to check the results and where applicable, to generate graphical representations. It can be used independently by the average student, while those continuing with the subject will develop a fundamental framework with which to pursue more advanced material.  This book is designed for undergraduate students with some basic knowledge of precalculus algebra and a first course in calculus.

 

About the authors

Born and educated in Romania, Prof. Constanda is Emeritus Professor from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Christian Constanda currently holds the Charles W. Oliphant Endowed Chair in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Tulsa and the directorship of the Center for Boundary Integral Methods. He has been a prolific author/editor for Birkhauser and for Springer for many years. Constanda has authored several successful texts with CRC press and other publishers as well. His most recent Springer Copernicus title “Dude, Can you Count?” has sold 848 copies to date.  Other authored volumes with Springer include “Variational and Potential Methods for a Class of Linear Hyperbolic Evolutionary Processes” (SMM). Prof. Constanda has published several edited volumes with Birkhauser.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The author of this book does a does a very creditable job of providing the basic material of ordinary differential equations. … The book is largely aimed at average students in mathematics, science or engineering. The author suggests that stronger students can use the text as a bridge to more specialized books or more advanced courses. … There are many exercises.” (William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, November, 2013)

“The author writes this book respecting his readers and caring about the way of exposing his ideas. The book is written in a style that uses words as a bonding agent between consecutive mathematical passages, which creates a pleasant and comfortable lecture. … The book contains 232 worked examples and 810 exercises. … We kindly recommend this book to future engineers and scientists as well as to all those interested in the topic, who encounter differential equations in their professional work.” (Alexandru Negrescu, zbMATH, Vol. 1272, 2013)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Constanda, Christian

    Pages 1-13

  • First-Order Equations

    Constanda, Christian

    Pages 15-40

  • Mathematical Models with First-Order Equations

    Constanda, Christian

    Pages 41-59

  • Linear Second-Order Equations

    Constanda, Christian

    Pages 61-102

  • Mathematical Models with Second-Order Equations

    Constanda, Christian

    Pages 103-116

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7297-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Differential Equations
Book Subtitle
A Primer for Scientists and Engineers
Authors
Series Title
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7297-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7297-1
Series ISSN
1867-5506
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
Topics