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A FIRST COURSE IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MODELING APPLICATIONS, 11th Edition strikes a balance between the analytical, qualitative, and quantitative approaches to the study of Differential Equations. This proven text speaks to students of varied majors through a wealth of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of examples, explanations, "Remarks" boxes, and definitions. Now fully supported by two strong digital learning solutions, Enhanced WebAssign and MindTap® Math, the book provides a thorough overview of the topics typically taught in a first course in Differential Equations written in a straightforward, readable, and helpful style.

Dennis G. Zill, Loyola Marymount University

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.
  • Exercises in this edition have been updated to better test and challenge students.
  • A new design helps students quickly identify resources in the text and emphasizes the application of differential equations in the world around them.
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  • ENHANCED WEBASSIGN: A FIRST COURSE IN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH MODELING APPLICATIONS, Eleventh Edition, is fully supported by Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. EWA includes new end-of-chapter exercises and pre-built assignments vetted by trusted subject matter experts along with robust course, section, assignment, and question settings and online testing to help instructors foster a deeper understanding of course concepts.
  • Extended homework problems at the end of selected section exercises were submitted and classroom-tested by members of the differential equations instructors.
  • The development of material in this text progresses intuitively, and explanations are clear and concise. Exercises reinforce and build on chapter content.
  • The text guides students through material necessary to progress to the next level of study; its clear presentation and mathematical precision make it an excellent reference tool in future courses.
  • While this text is time-tested and widely accepted, it has remained current with the addition of new exercises and the enhanced four-color presentation.
  • The four-color design adds depth of meaning to all of the graphics, particularly three-dimensional pieces and visuals that involve multiple curves in a graph. The author directed the creation of each piece of art to ensure that it is as mathematically correct as the text.
Definitions and Terminology. Initial-Value Problems. Differential Equations as Mathematical Models. Chapter 1 in Review.
Solution Curves Without a Solution. Separable Variables. Linear Equations. Exact Equations and Integrating Factors. Solutions by Substitutions. A Numerical Method. Chapter 2 in Review.
Linear Models. Nonlinear Models. Modeling with Systems of First-Order Differential Equations. Chapter 3 in Review.
Preliminary Theory-Linear Equations. Reduction of Order. Homogeneous Linear Equations with Constant Coefficients. Undetermined Coefficients-Superposition Approach. Undetermined Coefficients-Annihilator Approach. Variation of Parameters. Cauchy-Euler Equation. Solving Systems of Linear Differential Equations by Elimination. Nonlinear Differential Equations. Chapter 4 in Review.
Linear Models: Initial-Value Problems. Linear Models: Boundary-Value Problems. Nonlinear Models. Chapter 5 in Review.
Review of Power Series Solutions About Ordinary Points. Solutions About Singular Points. Special Functions. Chapter 6 in Review.
Definition of the Laplace Transform. Inverse Transform and Transforms of Derivatives. Operational Properties I. Operational Properties II. Dirac Delta Function. Systems of Linear Differential Equations. Chapter 7 in Review.
Preliminary Theory. Homogeneous Linear Systems. Nonhomogeneous Linear Systems. Matrix Exponential. Chapter 8 in Review.
Euler Methods. Runge-Kutta Methods. Multistep Methods. Higher-Order Equations and Systems. Second-Order Boundary-Value Problems. Chapter 9 in Review.
Appendix I. Gamma Function.
Appendix II. Matrices.
Appendix III. Laplace Transforms.
Answers for Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.
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