Item description for Differential Equations (Cliffs Quick Review) by Steven A. Leduc...
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Whether you need a course supplement, help preparing for an exam, or a concise reference for the subject, "CliffsQuickReview Differential Equations" can help. This guide covers first-order and second-order equations, power series, and more. In no time, you'll be tackling topics such asLinear and homogeneous equationsIntegrating factorsThe Laplace transform operatorSimple harmonic motionOrthogonal trajectories
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Studio: Cliffs Notes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.21" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 9, 1995
Publisher Cliffs Notes
ISBN 0822053209 ISBN13 9780822053200
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven A. Leduc
Steve LeDuc has been teaching at the university level since the age of 19. He currently holds the position of National Director of Research & Development for Hyperlearning, the Medical Division of The Princeton Review.
Reviews - What do customers think about Differential Equations (Cliffs Quick Review)?
Great Help! Jun 12, 2008
Diff Eq instructors are usually the brightest mathematical minds in the city. However that doesn't mean that they can teach it. I re-learned the first month and a half of my Diff Eq course after being utterly bewildered every day of class. This book offers an almost cookbook formula for solving beginning differential equations. It also explains differential equations in a way that a struggling student might understand. It sure saved me. If you're a math major skip it, it will only leave you wanting more and you shouldn't be having trouble with Diff Eq anyway. However if you find mathematics a necessary evil and are completely lost 90% of the time with moments of clarity, this guide is for you.
Not For Differential Equations Students!!!!!!!!! Jan 4, 2002
This is not a good book for people that are taking Differential Equations in college, but rather for people that are taking calculus and would like to get started with simple differential equations. I especially didn't like the fact that the book didn't even derive Euler's fomula for second order, homogenous differential equations, y=(e^(ax)(cosbx+sinbx)) when the characteristic roots are a+bi and a-bi. Nevertheless, this book provides a good START.
Very Good Mechanical 'How to' Apr 26, 2000
This book provided me with almost what I wanted from such a title, that is a good bare 'how-to' review of ODE's (no PDE's here despite the rather general title). You'll find no 'theorem/proof/lemma' approach but rather 'heres an example-do 'em like this'-which does have its place for those seeking a 'quick fix' and can actually make concrete some ideas. I felt there were omissions that could have been included instead of the brief 'review of calculus' and 'a few applications'. These would include at least some attempt to deal with solving DE's by power series at ordinary singular points, some coverage of simple numerical (say Euler) solutions, and a mention of 'slope fields' in the 'introduction to DE's' section. For myself I also like the non-ornate presentation..it is free of the 'soap box/multi-windowed/cross referenced' pedagogical style that tends to distract some (me for one). A commendable feature is that this book could actually be 'read' (in the old fashioned contiguous way), and learned from by most high school/freshman level students.