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Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics

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Books on differential calculus and equations can be found in the Mathemathics Library Stacks on the lower level shelved under call number range 515.3.  Books on applied mathematics and probabilities and special topics of applied mathematics can be found on the lower level shelved under call number range 519 to 519.8.

What Is Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics?

A differential equation is a mathematical equation that relates some function with its derivatives. In applications, the functions usually represent physical quantities, the derivatives represent their rates of change, and the equation defines a relationship between the two. Because such relations are extremely common, differential equations play a prominent role in many disciplines including engineering, physics, economics, and biology.  From Wikipedia contributors. "Differential equation." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Feb. 2015.

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that deals with mathematical methods that find use in science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry. Thus, "applied mathematics" is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term "applied mathematics" also describes the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems by formulating and studying mathematical models. From Wikipedia contributors. "Applied mathematics." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wed. 19 Feb. 2015.

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