Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 11th Edition by William E. Boyce (Author), Richard C. DiPrima (Author), Douglas B. Meade (Author)

ISBN-13 9781119320630

ISBN-13 9781119169796

ISBN-13 9781119255994

Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems 11e, like its predecessors, is written from the viewpoint of the applied mathematician, whose interest in differential equations may sometimes be quite theoretical, sometimes intensely practical, and often somewhere in between. The authors have sought to combine a sound and accurate (but not abstract) exposition of the elementary theory of differential equations with considerable material on methods of solution, analysis, and approximation that have proved useful in a wide variety of applications. While the general structure of the book remains unchanged, some notable changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of basic material about differential equations and their applications. In addition to expanded explanations, the 11th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students.

The program is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for engaging with the program is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two or three semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations

The Authors

WILLIAM E. BOYCE received his B.A. degree in

Mathematics from Rhodes College, and his M.S. and Ph.D.

degrees in Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

He is a member of the American Mathematical Society,

the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society

for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is currently the

Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor Emeritus of

Science Education (Department of Mathematical Sciences)

at Rensselaer. He is the author of numerous technical papers

in boundary value problems and random differential equations

and their applications. He is the author of several textbooks

including two differential equations texts, and is the coauthor

(with M.H. Holmes, J.G. Ecker, and W.L. Siegmann) of a text

on using Maple to explore Calculus. He is also coauthor (with

R.L. Borrelli and C.S. Coleman) of Differential Equations

Laboratory Workbook (Wiley 1992), which received the

EDUCOM Best Mathematics Curricular Innovation Award

in 1993. Professor Boyce was a member of the NSF-sponsored

CODEE (Consortium for Ordinary Differential Equations

Experiments) that led to the widely-acclaimed ODE Architect.

He has also been active in curriculum innovation and reform.

Among other things, he was the initiator of the “Computers

in Calculus” project at Rensselaer, partially supported by the

NSF. In 1991 he received the William H.

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