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Professor Robert L. Devaney, Ph.D.

Professor Robert L. Devaney
  • Boston University
  • University of California, Berkeley
The field of differential equations has changed remarkably because of computer graphics. It is now fascinating to see how solutions of these equations evolve visually, especially those that are chaotic.
Dr. Robert L. Devaney is Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His main area of research is dynamical systems, including chaos. Professor Devaney's teaching has been recognized with many awards, including the Feld Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and the Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence, all from Boston University; and the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished University Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America. In 2002 he received a National Science Foundation Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, as well as the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics Award for Excellence and Innovation with the Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. In 2004 he was named the Carnegie/CASE Massachusetts Professor of the Year, and in 2009 he was inducted into the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame. Since 1989 Professor Devaney has been director of the National Science Foundation's Dynamical Systems and Technology Project, leading to a wide array of computer programs for exploring dynamical systems. He also produced the Mandelbrot Set Explorer, an online, interactive series to introduce students at all levels to the mathematics behind the fractal images known as the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. In addition to writing many professional papers and books, Professor Devaney is the coauthor of Differential Equations, a textbook now in its 4th edition, which takes a fundamentally visual approach to solving ordinary differential equations.
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  1. Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method

    Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method

    Robert L. Devaney
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Make sense of differential equations with Professor Robert L. Devaney's Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method. These 24 visually engaging lectures cover first- and second-order differential equations, nonlinear systems, dynamical systems, iterated functions, and more. Whether you're a college student looking for a fresh perspective or a lifelong learner excited about mathematics, there's something for...
  2. (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Shape of Nature  Set

    (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Shape of Nature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Finally make sense of the mathematical mysteries behind differential equations and topology with this richly illustrated two-course set. Start by mastering the secrets of differential equations with Professor Robert L. Devaney's engaging and rewarding Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method. From there, discover how the fascinating field of topology helps us better understand the intricate relationship...
  3. (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Make sense of two fascinating and often intimidating branches of mathematics with this engaging and insightful two-course set. First, in Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method, explore first- and second-order differential equations, nonlinear systems, dynamical systems, iterated functions, and much more. Then, in Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, learn how to finally grasp the power and beauty of...
  4. (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Understanding Calculus  Set

    (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Understanding Calculus

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Over 300 years ago, Isaac Newton invented differential equations to understand the problem of motion, and he developed calculus in order to solve differential equations. Now, in this two-course set taught by two master mathematicians, explore a new way to approximate solutions to differential equations in Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method, and get a solid understanding of all the major topics of a...
  5. (Set)  Differential Equations Made Easy & Chaos Set

    (Set) Differential Equations Made Easy & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  6. (Set)  Discrete Mathematics & Understanding Complexity Set

    (Set) Discrete Mathematics & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  7. (Set) Joy of Mathematics & Mastering Differential Equations  Set

    (Set) Joy of Mathematics & Mastering Differential Equations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  8. (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Discrete Mathematics  Set

    (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Discrete Mathematics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn the math that has practical applications for some of nature's most intriguing phenomena as well as for computer science, cryptography, engineering, and problem solving of all types. Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method shows you how easy-to-grasp computer graphics can now approximate solutions for differential equations that had previously required complicated techniques or had defied any...
  9. (Set)  Mathematics Describing the Real World & Differential Eq Set

    (Set) Mathematics Describing the Real World & Differential Eq

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  10. (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method & Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Tap into the power of differential equations and statistics with this insightful and rewarding two-course set. First, in Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method, cover first- and second-order differential equations, nonlinear systems, dynamical systems, iterated functions, and more. Then, in Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear, explore the principles and methods that underlie statistics and its use...
  11. (Set) Introduction to Number Theory & Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method  Set

    (Set) Introduction to Number Theory & Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Finally make sense of number theory and differential equations and strengthen your grasp of higher mathematics with this two-course set. In An Introduction to Number Theory, delve deeper than ever before into the complete, startling, and beautiful patterns and relationships between numbers. And in Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method, embark on a visually engaging exploration of first- and...
  12. (Set) Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips & Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method  Set

    (Set) Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips & Mastering Differential Equations: The Visual Method

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Gain mastery of the mathematics you need to solve differential equations, and learn a computer graphics approach to approximating and displaying solutions to problems involving motion in this clear and accessible course set. In Understanding Calculus II: Problems, Solutions, and Tips, you learn exciting techniques and applications to solve a wide array of problems in the physical, biological, and social sciences,...
  13. (Set)  Multivariable Calculus & Mastering Differential Equatio Set

    (Set) Multivariable Calculus & Mastering Differential Equatio

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90