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Solving Differential Equations Using Euler

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity involves using the graphing calculator to find an approximate solution to a differential equation with Euler's Method, find the actual solution to the differential equation, and compare the two solutions.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.

Students will:

  • Use the graphing calculator to find a numerical solution to a differential equation with Euler's Method.
  • Find a symbolic solution.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary