# Finite-difference Equations and Simulations

## by Francis Begnaud Hildebrand.

**Introduction**

I have a special fondness for difference
equations since they are so much like differential equations but
discrete. For some reason they seemed closer to the simple
arithmetic one learns in high school but with the complexity that
differential equations have. A classic in the field, I believe
this book is a very good place to begin the study of difference
equations. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning
more about difference equations.

Recently at work I have had to solve a verity of difference
equations. Going back to work some of the problems in this book
was a good way to keep my skills fresh. I LaTeX the few that I
had time to do.

**Download LaTeXed Problems.**

As always, I would be interested in hearing back if any errors are found to exist.

John Weatherwax
Last modified: Sat Feb 25 19:50:31 EST 2006