Power your way through ordinary and singular points
Understand differential equations through practical tips and examples
Do differential equations cause you distress? No worries! This friendly guide explains this intimidating subject in plain English, walking you step by step through all the key concepts — from linear and separable first order differential equations to higher order equations, power series, and Laplace transforms. You'll find plenty of examples to increase your problem-solving skills and a variety of helpful definitions and explanations to conquer even the toughest differential equations.
Discover how to:
About the Author
Classify differential equations
Solve with integrating factors
Work with coefficients
Use handy theorems
Have fun with advanced techniques
Apply differential equations in real life
is an award-winning author of science, math, and technical books. He got his training in differential equations at MIT and at Cornell University, where he got his PhD. He has been on the faculty at both MIT and Cornell University, and has written such bestsellers as Physics For Dummies
and Physics Workbook For Dummies.