Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications
The modern landscape of technology and industry demands an equally modern approach to differential equations in the classroom. Designed for a first course in differential equations, the third edition of Brannan/Boyce’s Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications is consistent with the way engineers and scientists use mathematics in their daily work. The text emphasizes a systems approach to the subject and integrates the use of modern computing technology in the context of contemporary applications from engineering and science. The focus on fundamental skills, careful application of technology, and practice in modeling complex systems prepares students for the realities of the new millennium, providing the building blocks to be successful problem-solvers in today’s workplace. Section exercises throughout the text provide hands-on experience in modeling, analysis, and computer experimentation. Projects at the end of each chapter provide additional opportunities for students to explore the role played by differential equations in the sciences and engineering.