Comprehensiveness rating: 5 read less
The text gives a very thorough treatment of the topics in a traditional beginning course in ODE.
Accuracy rating: 5
The book is carefully written.
Relevance/Longevity rating: 5
The topics are completely in line with the topics in the traditional course such as our Engineering Math IV Differential Equations. I don't envision changes in the basic material any time soon.
Clarity rating: 5
The book is very well written. The most difficult thing for an instructor will be in selection the portions of the text to include in a course. There is more there than can be carefully treated in one course.
Consistency rating: 5
The book is carefully written in the standard mathematical style.
Modularity rating: 2
The book was not written as electronic materials. While the .pdf production is beautiful and does have numerous hyperlinks, it is one long scroll...
Organization/Structure/Flow rating: 5
The book is very well organized mathematically.
Interface rating: 3
As a .pdf of a print book, the eBook is beautiful. But it is not modular and there is no "back" button for links. This is a general weakness of this technology.
Grammatical Errors rating: 3
It's fine. The questions here should have been: How's the math? and How are the applications?
At a student level, the mathematical presentation is pretty good. Some instructors may want it to include proofs of things like existence and uniqueness, but I'd say the author made sound choices of what to omit and what to include.
Cultural Relevance rating: 3
I didn't notice anything culturally sensitive.
This is a good book for the intended course, but I think most students would want it printed.