Designed for a first course in differential equations, the third edition of James R. Brannan and William E. Boyce’s Differential Equations: An Introduction to Modern Methods and Applications is consistent with the way engineers and scientists use mathematics in their daily work.
In this textbook, the authors emphasise a systems approach to the subject and integrate the use of modern computing technology in the context of contemporary applications from engineering and science. The focus on fundamental skills, careful application of technology, and practice in modeling complex systems aims to prepare students in the course for the realities of the new millennium, providing the building blocks that help them become successful problem-solvers in today’s workplace.
Section exercises throughout the third edition provide hands-on experience in modeling, analysis, and computer experimentation. Projects at the end of each chapter are included to provide additional opportunities for students to explore the role played by differential equations in the sciences and engineering.