Differential Equations as Models in Science and Engineering by Gregory Baker

Differential Equations as Models in Science and Engineering

byGregory Baker

Kobo ebook | July 25, 2016

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This textbook develops a coherent view of differential equations by progressing through a series of typical examples in science and engineering that arise as mathematical models. All steps of the modeling process are covered: formulation of a mathematical model; the development and use of mathematical concepts that lead to constructive solutions; validation of the solutions; and consideration of the consequences. The volume engages students in thinking mathematically, while emphasizing the power and relevance of mathematics in science and engineering. There are just a few guidelines that bring coherence to the construction of solutions as the book progresses through ordinary to partial differential equations using examples from mixing, electric circuits, chemical reactions and transport processes, among others. The development of differential equations as mathematical models and the construction of their solution is placed center stage in this volume.


  • Linear Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Periodic Behavior

  • Boundary Value Problems

  • Linear Partial Differential Equations

  • Systems of Differential Equations

  • Appendices:

    • The Exponential Function
    • The Taylor Series
    • Systems of Linear Equations
    • Complex Variables

Readership: Undergraduates in science and engineering studying differential equations.
Key Features:

  • This textbook is unique in its approach to present mathematics within the context of science and engineering. It shows students why mathematics is powerful
  • It emphasizes mathematical understanding as the important approach to the construction of solutions
  • It provides students the opportunity to see just how mathematics is a natural part of science and engineering. Then, students become motivated to understand the mathematics
Title:Differential Equations as Models in Science and EngineeringFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 25, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814656992

ISBN - 13:9789814656993