Zill, Dennis G., 1940-

A first course in differential equations with modeling applications / Dennis G. Zill. - 7th ed. - Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, c2001. - xiii, (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

Rev. ed. of: A first course in differential equations. 5th ed. c1993. Includes index.

Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction to differential equations --
1.1. Definitions and terminology --
1.2. Initial-value problems --
1.3. Differential equations as mathematical models --
Chapter 1 in review --
2. First-order differential equations --
2.1. Solution curves without the solution --
2.2. Separable variables --
2.3. Linear equations --
2.4. Exact equations --
2.5. Solutions by substitutions --
2.6. A numerical solution --
Chapter 2 in review --
3. Modeling with first-order differential equations --
3.1. Linear equations --
3.2. Nonlinear equations --
3.3. Systems of linear and nonlinear differential equations --
Chapter 3 in review --
Project module : harvesting of renewable natural resources / Gilbert N. Lewis --
4. Higher-order differential equations --
4.1. Preliminary theory : linear equations --
4.1.1. Initial-value and boundary-value problems --
4.1.2. Homogeneous equations --
4.1.3. Nonhomogeneous equations --
4.2. Reduction of order --
4.3. Homogeneous linear equations with constant coefficients --
4.4. Undetermined coefficients--superposition approach --
4.5. Undetermined coefficients--annihilator approach --
4.6. Variation of parameters --
4.7. Cauchy-Euler equation --
4.8. Solving systems of linear equations by elimination --
4.9. Nonlinear equations --
Chapter 4 in review --
5. Modeling with higher-order differential equations --
5.1. Linear equations : initial-value problems --
5.1.1. Spring/mass systems : free undamped motion --
5.1.2. Spring/mass systems : free damped motion --
5.1.3. Spring/mass systems : driven motion --
5.1.4. Series circuit analogue --
5.2. Linear equations : boundary-value problems --
5.3. Nonlinear equations --
Chapter 5 in review --
Project module : the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge / Gilbert N. Lewis --
6. Series solutions of linear equations --
6.1. Solutions about ordinary points --
6.1.1. Review of power series --
6.1.2. Power series solutions --
6.2. Solutions about singular points --
6.3. Two special equations --
Chapter 6 in review --
7. The Laplace transform --
7.1. Definition of the Laplace transform --
7.2. Inverse transform and transforms of derivatives --
7.3. Translation theorems --
7.3.1. Translation on the s-axis --
7.3.2. Translation on the t-axis --
7.4. Additional operational properties --
7.5. Dirac Delta function --
7.6. Systems of linear equations --
Chapter 7 in review --
8. Systems of linear first-order differential equations --
8.1. Preliminary theory --
8.2. Homogeneous linear systems with constant coefficients --
8.2.1. Distinct real eigenvalues --
8.2.2. Repeated eigenvalues --
8.2.3. Complex eigenvalues --
8.3. Variation of parameters --
8.4. Matrix exponential --
Chapter 8 in review --
Project module : earthquake shaking of multistory buildings / Gilbert N. Lewis --
9. Numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations --
9.1. Euler methods and error analysis --
9.2. Runge-Kutta methods --
9.3. Multistep methods --
9.4. Higher-order equations and systems --
9.5. Second-order boundary-value problems --
Chapter 9 in review --
Appendixes --
I. Gamma functions --
II. Introduction to matrices --
III. Laplace transforms --
Selected answers for odd-numbered problems --
Index. Table of contents

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