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By Earl A. Coddington

"Written in an admirably cleancut and comparatively cheap style." — Mathematical Reviews.
This concise textual content bargains undergraduates in arithmetic and technological know-how a radical and systematic first direction in straight forward differential equations. Presuming a data of easy calculus, the e-book first reports the mathematical necessities required to grasp the fabrics to be provided.
The subsequent 4 chapters soak up linear equations, these of the 1st order and people with consistent coefficients, variable coefficients, and commonplace singular issues. The final chapters deal with the life and area of expertise of recommendations to either first order equations and to platforms and n-th order equations.
Throughout the publication, the writer consists of the speculation a ways sufficient to incorporate the statements and proofs of the easier life and forte theorems. Dr. Coddington, who has taught at MIT, Princeton, and UCLA, has integrated many workouts designed to boost the student's strategy in fixing equations. He has additionally integrated difficulties (with solutions) chosen to sharpen realizing of the mathematical constitution of the topic, and to introduce quite a few proper themes now not lined within the textual content, e.g. balance, equations with periodic coefficients, and boundary worth difficulties.

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