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Need a good course or textbook to learn intermediate ODE's

  1. Jan 30, 2013 #1
    sorry if this is not the correct place to be asking this question. I looked around for a more appropriate forum.

    Anyways I am trying to learn differential equations from "Hirsch, Differential equations, dynamical systems and and Introduction to chaos" and I'm absolutely fed up with this book. Completely fed up. It would be ok if there were solutions to the problems, but there are not (that I know of) and therefore I am basically without any really good resources to learn this stuff. Does anyone know of a good textbook that covers the same material, or know of an online resource? I will fail this class if I do not find an actual useful book soon. Office hours are not enough!


    sucks that a potentially useful book can be ruined by the reluctance to show worked examples in a solution manual...
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  3. Jan 31, 2013 #2
    Try Schaum's outline of DE,it have a lot of solved Problems.
  4. Jan 31, 2013 #3
    hey thanks for the input snow-leopard!

    I'll go downtown and check it out! Does it cover more advanced topics in ODE's though? This course is the second out of 4 or 5 DE courses I must take. Most of the resources I have found are basically for a first course in differential equations.

    I got the schuams manual for calculus and it covered most of my first three courses though so I hope it's the same for ODE's!
  5. Jan 31, 2013 #4
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