# What are good books on differential equations for novices?

The book I used in college, and still use when needed, is *A
First Course in Differential Equations,* by Dennis Zill. It's
very clearly written with tons of problems and examples.

The book *Mathematics From the Birth of Numbers,* by Jan
Gullberg, is a cool book in general and also has a short and sweet
introduction to ordinary differential equations (ODEs) at the end.
He derives the general theories of ODEs pretty much entirely
through the use of applications.

Gradshteyn and Ryzhik's *Table of Integrals, Series, and
Products*, which is a must-own book for mathematicians and
scientists anyways, also has a rather short, but surprisingly
detailed section on ODEs toward the end. I wouldn't recommend this
for a novice, but it's a great reference to have once you've become
familiar with differential equations.

*Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences*, by Mary
Boas, is a classic text covering many topics, including ODEs
**and** PDEs (partial differential equations). I'd get this book
simply for the immense amount of very useful topics it introduces
in all the fields of mathematics, including the calculus of
variations, tensor analysis, and functional analysis.

Eventually, you'll need or want to learn about PDEs, and the
most intuitive and comprehensible book I've seen regarding them is
*Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers*,
by Stanley Farlow. It's almost (if such a thing can be said about a
rigorous math book) entertaining.

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Just tell her!! whatever you do to try to hide it will just make her angrier when she finds out and you'll lose her trust. also, use this as an opportunity to ask for help if you need it: "mom, the reason i bombed this test is cuz i just don't get differential equations. do you think i could get a tutor?" good luck!

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