Finite Differences and Difference Equations

  • Richard M. Meyer
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


In Applied Mathematics we frequently encounter functions, relationships or equations that somehow depend upon one or more integer variables. There is a body of Mathematics, termed the Calculus of Finite Differences, that frequently proves useful in treating such situations.


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References to Additional and Related Material: Section 12

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    Batchelder, P., “An Introduction to Linear Difference Equations”, Harvard University Press (1927).Google Scholar
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    Boole, G., “A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences”. Dover Publications, Inc.Google Scholar
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    Brand, L., “Differential and Difference Equations”, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (1966).zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Chorlton, F., “Ordinary Differential and Difference Equations: Theory and Applications”, Van Nostrand, Inc. (1965).zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Fort, T., “Finite Differences and Difference Equations in the Real Domain”, Clarendon Press (1948).Google Scholar
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    Goldberg, S., “Introduction to Difference Equations, with Illustrative Examples from Economics”, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (1958).zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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    Richardson, C., “An Introduction to the Calculus of Finite Differences”, Van Nostrand, Inc. (1954).zbMATHGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Meyer
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  1. 1.Niagara University, College of Arts and SciencesNiagara UniversityUSA

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