19 Jun 2009
Written for a sophomore-level course in differential equations, this text introduces first-order systems in the first chapter and uses them as the main focus for the treatment of ordinary differential equations covered in the next six chapters. This allows an early and unified introduction of graphical and numerical methods along with analytical methods. The numerical and graphical theme is sustained in the chapters on partial differential equations and Fourier Series. MATLAB M-file examples for the topics covered are given in an appendix.