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Intended for use in a beginning one-semester course in differential equations, this text is designed for students of pure and applied mathematics with a working knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, and elementary calculus. Its mathematical rigor is balanced by complete but simple explanations that appeal to readers' physical and geometric intuition. Starting with an introduction to differential equations, the text proceeds to... more...

There's more than one way to define a paradox, and this intriguing book offers examples of every kind. Stanley J. Farlow, a prominent educator and author, presents a captivating mix of mathematical paradoxes: the kind with surprising, nonintuitive outcomes; the variety that rely on mathematical sleight-of-hand to impress the unwary observer; and the baffling type with a solution that passes all understanding. Students and puzzle enthusiasts will find... more...

This highly useful text for students and professionals working in the applied sciences shows how to formulate and solve partial differential equations. Realistic, practical coverage of diffusion-type problems, hyperbolic-type problems, elliptic-type problems and numerical and approximate methods. Suggestions for further reading.  Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.