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So, I got my Diff. Eq. books today. 
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Aug409, 02:46 PM

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I got the textbook, solutions manual, and a book called ODE using Matlab. I've never used Matlab before. Will that be an issue?
Here's the textbook. Is this a good book? http://www.amazon.com/DifferentialE...9415070&sr=81 


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Aug409, 03:47 PM

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Isn't that a little late to ask? Personally I think it is too verbose, but the explanations are pretty clear in general. Not that hard.



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Aug409, 04:42 PM

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What about Matlab? Will I have any problem with that? 


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Aug409, 04:52 PM

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So, I got my Diff. Eq. books today.
If you have not, you should still be fine; you just might have to spend some extra time learning the basics of coding. 


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i used Maple before. im pretty good 


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Aug409, 07:05 PM

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I'm not for sure about the book, but MATLAB is an extremely easy language to learn. It is probably a little easier to learn than C, and it is definitely easier to plot and do other things in MATLAB rather than in C. The programming assignments probably won't be anything too significant, so you will definitely be able to handle programming in MATLAB.



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Aug509, 06:22 AM

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I used this book to supplement my lecture notes, which were very theoretical and dense. That's why the verboseness wasn't really a problem for me, but to use it as the main text...I don't know. 


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