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Calculus First order differential equations ??

  1. Jul 23, 2016 #1
    what is a good book to learn first order differential equations ??
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 23, 2016 #2
    Other people, including myself, have recommended you titles. Please search your previous post.
  4. Jul 23, 2016 #3
    Ross: Differential Equations
    Maurris Terrabaun (Not sure how this is spelled): It is a dover title.
    Zill or Boyce/Prima: These are the standard textbooks used at universities. Generic, but get the job done.

    I would purchase Ross and supplement it with either Boyce/Prima or Zill.

    The Terrabaun book is also nice, but for some reason I prefer Ross.

    My only complaint with Ross, is that the operator method section can be hard to read for some people. A few of my friends found that section to be incoherent. I found it readable. Laplace Transform is explained well, but Zill gives a bit more explanation. That is the only thing I liked about ZIll.

    Zill/Boyce have harder plug and chug problems.

    The book by Simmons: Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes, is also nice. I found it to concise for my needs. Lots of thinking problems. It is an interesting read, like all of Simmons books. Found the coverage lacking.
  5. Jul 23, 2016 #4
    MidgetDwarf ,

    Shepley L. Ross - Differential Equations ,looks like a really nice book ...

    thanks a lot for all the book suggestions ...
  6. Sep 1, 2016 #5
    MidgetDwarf, what are the topics that you found lacking in the book by Simmons?
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