Exact solutions of differential equations continue to play an important role in the understanding of many phenomena and processes throughout the natural sciences in that they can verify the correctness of or estimate errors in solutions reached by numerical, asymptotic, and approximate analytical methods. The new edition of this bestselling handbook now contains the exact solutions to more than 6200 ordinary differential equations. The authors have made significant enhancements to this edition, including:

This handbook's focus on equations encountered in applications and on equations that appear simple but prove particularly difficult to integrate make it an indispensable addition to the arsenals of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers alike.

INTRODUCTION: SOME DEFINITIONS, FORMULAS, METHODS, AND TRANSFORMATIONS

First-Order Differential Equations

Second-Order Differential Equations

Second-Order Nonlinear Differential Equations

Linear Equations o Arbitrary Order

Nonlinear Equations of an Arbitrary Order

Group Methods and Discrete Group Analysis

FIRST ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Simplest Equations with Arbitrary Functions Integrable in a Closed Form

Riccati Equation

Abel Equations of the Second Kind

Equations Containing Polynomial Functions of y

Equations of the Form f(x,y)y'x = g(x,y) Containing Arbitrary Parameters

Equations of the Form F(x,y,y'x) = 0 Containing Arbitrary Parameters

Equations of the Form F(x,y)y'x = g(x,y) Containing Arbitrary Functions

Equations of the Form F(x,y,y'x) = 0 Containing Arbitrary Functions

SECOND ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Linear Equations

Autonomous Equations

Emden-Fowler Equation

Equations of the Form y"xx = A1xn1ym1 + A2xn2ym2

Generalized Emden-Fowler Equation

Equations of the Form y"xx = A1xn1ym1(y'x)l1 + A2xn2ym2(y'x)l2

Equations of the Form y"xx = f(x)g(y)h(y'x)

Some Nonlinear Equations with Arbitrary Parameters

Equations Containing Arbitrary Functions

THIRD ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Linear Equations

Equations of the Form y'"xxx = Axαyß(y'x) γ(y"xx)δ

Equations of the Form y'"xxx = f(y)g(y'x)h(y"xx)

Some Nonlinear Equations with Arbitrary Parameters

Nonlinear Equations Containing Arbitrary Functions

FOURTH ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Linear Equations

Nonlinear Equations

HIGHER ORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Linear Equations

Nonlinear Equations

SUPPLEMENTS

Elementary Functions and Their Properties

Special Functions and Their Properties

Table of Indefinite Integrals

REFERENCES

INDEX

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