Differential Equations

Differential equations are a special type of integration problem.

Here is a simple differential equation of the type that we met earlier in the Integration chapter:

`(dy)/(dx)=x^2-3`

We didn't call it a differential equation before, but it is one. We'll see several different types of differential equations in this chapter.

In this Differential Equations Chapter

Why are we doing this?

There are many applications of differential equations, including:

part of 2 mesh circuit
Electrical circuits

AIDS virus
The spread of disease

skydivers
Terminal velocity

In this chapter we will learn about:

Definition and Solution of DEs

Applications - Electronics

Second Order Differential Equations

 

Before we see how to solve differential equations, let's see an example of them in action in the AIDS example.


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