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Part A. ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (ODEs)
CHAPTER 1 First-Order ODEs
Major Changes
There is more material on modeling in the text as well as in the problem set. Some additions on population dynamics appear in Sec. 1.5
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CHAPTER 2
Second-Order Linear ODEs
Major Changes
Among linear ODEs those of second order are by far the most important ones from the viewpoint of applications, and from a theoretical standpoint they illustrate the theory
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CHAPTER 3
Higher Order Linear ODEs
This chapter is new. Its material is a rearranged and somewhat extended version of material previously contained in some of the sections of Chap 2. The rearrangement is such that the pre