Anyone have a great recommendation for a textbook on 1st semester/year/undergraduate differential equations? I would like for:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. The books style to cater to auto-didactic learning.

2. Emphasis on engineering problems/applications and/or emphasis towards engineering students. (i.e. non-math major)

There are numerous books on Amazon, most with avg reviews. I am a highly visual learner, so as much as I hate to admit it, nice new books with fancy graphics suit my learning style compared to monochromatic books of yesteryear.

If you do provide a recommendation, could you please state "why" it is a good/great book. I would also like coverage of Laplace and Fourier (or a separate recommendation for these topics).

Thank you in advance.

EDIT:

The following book seems to be fairly multi-facted, with good reviews for previous edition. Anyone use this book?

https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Eng...70458364/ref=dp_ob_title_bk#reader_0470458364

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# Book Recommendation - Introductory Differential Equations

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