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Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 11th Edition



Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, 11th Edition

William E. Boyce, Richard C. DiPrima, Douglas B. Meade

ISBN: 978-1-119-38164-8 May 2017 704 Pages


Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 11e, like its predecessors, is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate (but not abstract) exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 11th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students.

The program is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for engaging with the program is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two or three semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations.

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  • A flexible approach to content. Self]contained chapters allow instructors to customize the selection, order, and depth of chapters.
  • A flexible approach to technology. Boyce/DiPrima is adaptable to courses havingvarious levels of computer involvement, ranging from little or none to intensive. Morethan 450 problems are marked with a technology icon to indicate those that areconsidered to be technology intensive
  • Sound and accurate exposition of theory. Special attention is made to methods of solution, analysis, and approximation
  • Outstanding exercise sets. Boyce/DiPrima remains unrivaled in quantity, variety, and range providing great flexibility in homework assignments.