Ordinary Differential Equations

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Ordinary Differential Equations covers the fundamentals of the theory of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), including an extensive discussion of the integration of differential inequalities, on which this theory relies heavily. In addition to these results, the text illustrates techniques involving simple topological arguments, fixed point theorems, and basic facts of functional analysis. Unlike many texts, which supply only the standard simplified theorems, Ordinary Differential Equations presents the basic theory of ODEs in a general way, making it a valuable reference. This SIAM reissue of the 1982 second edition covers invariant manifolds, perturbations, and dichotomies, making the text relevant to current studies of geometrical theory of differential equations and dynamical systems.