This book provides a modern study of differential equations. Matrix algebra is presented along with many of the elementary numerical techniques needed for computer implementation of its procedures. The author reviews models that generate the differential equations and presents methods used to calculate the solution. MATLAB commands that a student might use are listed in the first appendix. A supplemental lab manual,
Explorations in Differential Equations Using MATLAB, provides the student with problems and projects for exploration and experimentation. The manual can be ordered from Prentice Hall using ISBN 0-13-374760-3.