New Edition
Boundary Value Problems,
Edition 6 and Partial Differential Equations
By David L. Powers

Publication Date: 24 Jul 2009
Boundary Value Problems, Sixth Edition, is the leading text on boundary value problems and Fourier series for professionals and students in engineering, science, and mathematics who work with partial differential equations. In this updated edition, author David Powers provides a thorough overview of solving boundary value problems involving partial differential equations by the methods of separation of variables. Additional techniques used include Laplace transform and numerical methods.The book contains nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty from basic drills to advanced problem-solving exercises.Professors and students agree that Powers is a master at creating examples and exercises that skillfully illustrate the techniques used to solve science and engineering problems.

Key Features

Ancillary list:

  • Online SSM-
  • Online ISM-
  • Companion site, Ebook-
  • Student Solution Manual for Sixth Edition -
  • New animations and graphics of solutions, additional exercises and chapter review questions on the web
  • Nearly 900 exercises ranging in difficulty from basic drills to advanced problem-solving exercises
  • Many exercises based on current engineering applications
About the author
By David L. Powers, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
Table of Contents
Differential Equations
1. Fourier Series and Integrals
2. The Heat Equation
3. The Wave Equation
4. The Potential Equation
5. Higher Dimensions and Other Coordinates
6. Laplace Transform
7. Numerical Methods
Book details
ISBN: 9780123747198
Page Count: 520
Retail Price : £85.99
Boyce/DiPrima: ELEMENTARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, 7e, Wiley, (2000, Hardback 768 pgs, ISBN: 0471307890, $122.95/£34.95)
Nagle/Saff/Snyder: FUNDAMENTALS OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, 4e, Addison Wesley, (2003, Hardback, 944 pgs, ISBN: 0321145712, $120.00)
Zill/Cullen: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, 5e, Brooks Cole, (2000, Hardback, 650 pgs, ISBN: 0534380026, $133.95)
Instructor Resources
Professionals and students in mathematics and engineering especially those working with partial differential equations