Linear Difference Equations of Higher Order
In this chapter we examine linear difference equations of high order, namely, those involving a single dependent variable.1 Such equations arise in almost every field of scientific inquiry, from population dynamics (the study of a single species) to economics (the study of a single commodity) to physics (the study of the motion of a single body). We will become acquainted with some of these applications in this chapter. We start this chapter by introducing some rudiments of difference calculus that are essential in the study of linear equations.
KeywordsGeneral Solution Difference Equation National Income Characteristic Root Fibonacci Sequence
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