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Charged Up

Published on 01/23/2013

Activity Overview

Students use the deSolve command to find general and particular solutions to differential equations and then dynamically explore the family of particular solution to a differential equation.

Key Steps

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    Differential Equations are applicable for all sorts of physical phenomena, including radioactive decay, economics, biology, chemistry, population growth and electric circuits with capacitors. Students are asked some exam-like questions to introduce separable differential equations.

    Students use deSolve to find general and particular solutions to differential equations.

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    They will also graphically view the family of particular solutions to a differential equation.