A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications

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Brooks/Cole, 1997 - Differential Equations - 387 pages
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This Sixth Edition of the best-selling A FIRST COURSE IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MODELING APPLICATIONS, places a greater emphasis on modeling and using technology in problem solving, and now features more applications. The last edition of this text became university professors' top choice for teaching differential equations, in part because the author piques students' interest with special features and in-text aids. Pre-publication reviewers of this edition again praise the author's accessible writing style and the text's organization which makes it easy to teach from and easy for students to understand and use. Understandable, step-by-step solutions are provided for every example. And this edition makes an even greater effort to show students how the mathematical concepts have relevant, everyday applications.

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Contents

Introduction to Differential Equations
2
Review Exercises
28
Modeling with FirstOrder
60
Copyright

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Dennis G. Zill is professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University. His interests are in applied mathematics, special functions, and integral transforms. Dr. Zill received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics and his M.S. from Iowa State University in 1967 and 1964, respectively. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's in Winona, Minnesota, in 1962. Dr. Zill also is former chair of the Mathematics Department at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author or co-author of 13 mathematics texts.

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