Differential Equations

  • Peter D. Lax
  • Maria Shea Terrell
Chapter
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

The laws of the exact sciences are often formulated as differential equations, that is, equations connecting functions and their derivatives. In this chapter, we present examples from three different fields: mechanical vibrations, population growth, and chemical reactions.

Keywords

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter D. Lax
    • 1
  • Maria Shea Terrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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