This expanded and revised second edition is a comprehensive and systematic treatment of linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and their varied applications. Building upon the successful material of the first book, this edition contains updated modern examples and applications from areas of fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, plasma physics, nonlinear dynamics, quantum mechanics, nonlinear optics, acoustics, and wave propagation. Methods and properties of solutions are presented, along with their physical significance, making the book more useful for a diverse readership.
In addition to expanded explanations, the 11th edition includes new problems, updated figures and examples to help motivate students. The program is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, science, or engineering, who typically take a course on differential equations during their first or second year of study. The main prerequisite for engaging with the program is a working knowledge of calculus, gained from a normal two?] or three?] semester course sequence or its equivalent. Some familiarity with matrices will also be helpful in the chapters on systems of differential equations.
New to the Third EditionNew material on the historical development of classical and modern integral transforms New sections on Fourier transforms of generalized functions, the Poisson summation formula, the Gibbs phenomenon, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle Revised material on Laplace transforms and double Laplace transforms and their applications New examples of applications in mechanical vibrations, electrical networks, quantum mechanics, integral and functional equations, fluid mechanics, mathematical statistics, special functions, and more New figures that facilitate a clear understanding of physical explanations Updated exercises with solutions, tables of integral transforms, and bibliography
Through numerous examples and end-of-chapter exercises, this book develops readers’ analytical and computational skills in the theory and applications of transform methods. It provides accessible working knowledge of the analytical methods and proofs required in pure and applied mathematics, physics, and engineering, preparing readers for subsequent advanced courses and research in these areas.