"This book, with its many practice examples, would be ideal for those in the first year of a mathematics degree course and for those studying for working in physics or any area requiring a good knowledge of differential equations."

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Hardcover

, 280 pages

3 halftones, 80 line drawings

ISBN:

9781421406374

July 2012

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Introduction to Differential Equations Using Sage

David Joyner and Marshall Hampton’s lucid textbook explains differential equations using the free and open-source mathematical software Sage.

Since its release in 2005, Sage has acquired a substantial following among mathematicians, but its first user was Joyner, who is credited with helping famed mathematician William Stein turn the program into a usable and popular choice.

*Introduction to Differential Equations Using Sage* extends Stein's work by creating a classroom tool that allows both differential equations and Sage to be taught concurrently. It’s a creative and forward-thinking approach to math instruction.

Topics include:

• First-Order Differential Equations • Incorporation of Newtonian Mechanics• Second-Order Differential Equations• The Annihilator Method• Using Linear Algebra with Differential Equations• Nonlinear Systems• Partial Differential Equations• Romeo and Juliet

"... [ *Introduction to Differential Equations Using Sage*] provides a nice mix of theory and symbolic computation. The pedagogy is excellent and the exercises are models of their kind."