# Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers

(1 review)

Jirí Lebl, Oklahoma State University

Pub Date: 2014

ISBN 13: 978-1-5056981-9-0

Publisher: Independent

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## Reviews

The book covers many of the material that is usually covered on an undergraduate engineering course on Differential Equations. It also was an … read more

## Table of Contents

- First order ODEs
- Higher order linear ODEs
- Systems of ODEs
- Fourier series and PDEs
- Eigenvalue problems
- The Laplace transform
- Power series methods
- Nonlinear systems

## About the Book

A one semester first course on differential equations, aimed at engineering students. Prerequisite for the course is the basic calculus sequence. This free online book (e-book in webspeak) should be usable as a stand-alone textbook or as a companion to a course using another book such as Edwards and Penney, Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modeling or Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (section correspondence to these two is given). I developed and used these notes to teach Math 286/285 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sample Dirichlet problem solution (one is a 4-day-a-week, the other a 3-day-a-week semester-long course). I have also taught Math 20D at University of California, San Diego with these notes (a 3-day-a-week quarter-long course). There is enough material to run a 2-quarter course, and even perhaps a two semester course depending on lecturer speed.

## About the Contributors

### Author(s)

**Jirí Lebl, **Mathematician at OSU, wearer of hats and colored socks (odd pairs only). Degrees: PhD from UCSD (2007), BA and MA are from SDSU (2001, 2003). Spent 2007-2010 as a postdoc at UIUC, the 2010-2011 year visiting UCSD, and 2011-2013 postdocing again at UW-Madison.