Differential Equations for Engineers by Wei-Chau XieDifferential Equations for Engineers by Wei-Chau Xie

Differential Equations for Engineers

byWei-Chau Xie

Hardcover | April 26, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 813 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book presents a systematic and comprehensive introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students and practitioners. Mathematical concepts and various techniques are presented in a clear, logical, and concise manner. Various visual features are used to highlight focus areas. Complete illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems. Readers are motivated by a focus on the relevance of differential equations through their applications in various engineering disciplines. Studies of various types of differential equations are determined by engineering applications. Theory and techniques for solving differential equations are then applied to solve practical engineering problems. Detailed step-by-step analysis is presented to model the engineering problems using differential equations from physical principles and to solve the differential equations using the easiest possible method. Such a detailed, step-by-step approach, especially when applied to practical engineering problems, helps the readers to develop problem-solving skills. This book is suitable for use not only as a textbook on ordinary differential equations for undergraduate students in an engineering program but also as a guide to self-study. It can also be used as a reference after students have completed learning the subject.
Title:Differential Equations for EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:566 pages, 9.96 × 8.46 × 1.18 inPublished:April 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521194245

ISBN - 13:9780521194242


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. First-order and simple higher-order differential equations; 3. Applications of first-order and simple higher-order equations; 4. Linear differential equations; 5. Applications of linear differential equations; 6. The Laplace transform and its applications; 7. Systems of linear differential equations; 8. Applications of systems of linear differential equations; 9. Series solutions of differential equations; 10. Numerical solutions of differential equations; 11. Partial differential equations; 12. Solving ordinary differential equations using Maple; Appendix A. Tables of mathematical formulas.

Editorial Reviews

"It is warmly recommended as a core reading for a standard one-semester course on dierential equations for engineering students. The material in the book is very carefully organized, the presentation is transparent and rigorous, numerous illustrations, use of shades and mini-diagrams" in formulas help to follow the details better and to grab the ideas faster." - Yuri V. Rogovchenko, ZentralBlatt MATH