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Ordinary Differential Equations

Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition

Jane Cronin (Highland Park, New Jersey, USA)



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CRC Press
05 September 2019
Designed for a rigorous first course in ordinary differential equations, Ordinary Differential Equations: Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition includes basic material such as the existence and properties of solutions, linear equations, autonomous equations, and stability as well as more advanced topics in periodic solutions of nonlinear equations. Requiring only a background in advanced calculus and linear algebra, the text is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, or biology.

This third edition of a highly acclaimed textbook provides a detailed account of the Bendixson theory of solutions of two-dimensional nonlinear autonomous equations, which is a classical subject that has become more prominent in recent biological applications. By using the Poincare method, it gives a unified treatment of the periodic solutions of perturbed equations. This includes the existence and stability of periodic solutions of perturbed nonautonomous and autonomous equations (bifurcation theory). The text shows how topological degree can be applied to extend the results. It also explains that using the averaging method to seek such periodic solutions is a special case of the use of the Poincare method.
By:   Jane Cronin (Highland Park New Jersey USA)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9780367387969
ISBN 10:   0367387964
Series:   Chapman & Hall/CRC Pure and Applied Mathematics
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cronin, Jane

Reviews for Ordinary Differential Equations: Introduction and Qualitative Theory, Third Edition

... a classic treatment of many of the topics an instructor would want in such a course, with particular emphasis on those aspects of the qualitative theory that are important for applications to mathematical biology. ... A nice feature of this edition is an extended and unified treatment of the perturbation problem for periodic solutions. ... a solid graduate-level introduction to ordinary differential equations, especially for applications. ... -MAA Reviews, August 2010

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