Nelson Markley provides readers with an accessible and concrete introduction to the main principles of ordinary differential equations. The study of differential equations is approached from a dynamical systems perspective, so there is an emphasis on qualitative questions and the evolution of solutions. Important principles are sectioned off to present a coherent picture of the study of differential equations, and the questions driving the theory are discussed.
NELSON G. MARKLEY, PhD, was a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at the University of Maryland before moving to Lehigh University where he served as Provost and then Senior Vice President. He has published numerous research papers including recent work in the Journal of Differential Equations, and is the author of an elementary text on probability used by thousands of university students over some twenty years. He received his doctoral degree from Yale University.