Differential Equations: A Modeling Approach introduces differential equations and differential equation modeling to students and researchers in the social sciences. Key Features: - The text is accessibly written, so that students with minimal mathematical training can understand all of the basic concepts and techniques presented. - The author uses social sciences examples to illustrate the relevance of differential equation modeling to readers. - Readers can use graphical methods to produce penetrating analysis of differential equation systems. - Linear and nonlinear model specifications are explained from a social science perspective. Most interesting differential equation models are nonlinear, and readers need to know how to specify and work with such models in the social sciences.