Differential Equations: A Modeling Approach introduces differential equations and differential equation modeling to students and researchers in the social sciences.
- The text is accessibly written, so that students with minimal mathematical training can understand all of the basic concepts and techniques presented.
- The author uses social sciences examples to illustrate the relevance of differential equation modeling to readers.
- Readers can use graphical methods to produce penetrating analysis of differential equation systems.
- Linear and nonlinear model specifications are explained from a social science perspective. Most interesting differential equation models are nonlinear, and readers need to know how to specify and work with such models in the social sciences.
Courtney Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. Dr. Brown has taught differential equation modeling to graduate and undergraduate students for over 20 years. His teaching and research interests also include other quantitative methods, political musicology, science fiction and politics, electoral behavior, political parties, democratic development, and politics and the environment. He has authored five books that deal with differential equation models in the social sciences, including three titles for the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series.