||Since its publication in 1992, Difference Equations and Inequalities has been received very positively by the international scientific community. Its success prompted a request from the publisher for an updated edition.
In this edition, besides a new chapter on the qualitative properties of solutions of neutral difference equations, new material has been added in all the existing chapters of the first edition. This includes a variety of interesting examples from real world applications, new theorems, over 200 additional problems and 400 further references.
The theory of difference equations has grown at an accelerated pace in the past decade. It now occupies a central position in applicable analysis and will no doubt continue to play an important role in mathematics as a whole. It is hoped that this new edition will be a timely and welcomed reference.
It is a pleasure to thank all those who have helped in the preparation of this edition. I would especially like to thank Ms. Maria Allegra of Marcel Dekker, Inc., whose help was instrumental in the successful completion of this project.