A book with a collection of examples of how to solve linear differential equations with polynomial coefficients by the method of power series.

Description

Preface

Content

Here follows a collection of examples of how one can solve linear differential equations with polynomial coefficients by the *method of power series*. The reader is also referred to *Calculus 3b*, to *Calculus 3c-3*, and to *Complex Functions*.

It should no longer be necessary rigourously to use the ADIC-model, described in *Calculus 1c* and *Calculus 2c*, because we now assume that the reader can do this himself.

Even if I have tried to be careful about this text, it is impossible to avoid errors, in particular in the first edition. It is my hope that the reader will show some understanding of my situation.

Leif Mejlbro

- Introduction

- Solution of differential equations by the power series method
- Larger examples of the power series method
- An eigenvalue problem solved by the power series method

About the Author

Leif Mejlbro

*Leif Mejlbro* was educated as a mathematician at the *University of Copenhagen*, where he wrote his thesis on *Linear Partial Differential Operators and Distributions*. Shortly after he obtained a position at the *Technical University of Denmark*, where he remained until his retirement in 2003. He has twice been on leave, first time one year at the *Swedish Academy, Stockholm*, and second time at *the Copenhagen Telephone Company*, now part of the *Danish Telecommunication Company*, in both places doing research.

At the *Technical University of Denmark* he has during more than three decades given lectures in such various mathematical subjects as *Elementary Calculus, Complex Functions Theory, Functional Analysis, Laplace Transform, Special Functions, Probability Theory* and *Distribution Theory*, as well as some courses where *Calculus* and various *Engineering Sciences* were merged into a bigger course, where the lecturers had to cooperate in spite of their different background. He has written textbooks to many of the above courses.

His research in *Measure Theory* and *Complex Functions Theory* is too advanced to be of interest for more than just a few specialist, so it is not mentioned here. It must, however, be admitted that the philosophy of *Measure Theory* has deeply in
uenced his thinking also in all the other mathematical topics mentioned above.

After he retired he has been working as a consultant for engineering companies { at the latest for the *Femern Belt Consortium*, setting up some models for chloride penetration into concrete and giving some easy solution procedures for these models which can be applied straightforward without being an expert in *Mathematics*. Also, he has written a series of books on some of the topics mentioned above for the publisher *Ventus/Bookboon*.