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Looking for a new textbook describing Differential Equations - recommendations?

  1. Sep 14, 2006 #1
    This is my fourth week of calc4, and today we had our first test - which I do not believe I did too well on. I think differential equations are interesting (even fun), but our textbook lacks examples and proper explanations for the material we cover. As a result I turn to the internet and solutions manual to try to work backwards to see what they did.

    This is vastly ineffecient and I feel if the book could just clearly and completely describe its processes I wouldn't have to waste time connecting the dots between several different sources.

    With this said, can anyone recommend a textbook? I'd prefer to not go full-blown college edition just because they tend to be outrageously priced (at least the current ones), but i don't want to stoop down to the "dummies" books just because they tend to be not as thorough.

    I guess what I'm looking for is some sort of review book - one that quickly and accurately describes the primary topics but skips through all the intermediate jibbajabba (so-to-speak).

    If anyone has any suggestions as to online resources I would be greatly appreciative - I found that "paul's math notes" were very helpful, though it only covered a few topics.
     
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