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19: Ordinary Differential Equations

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    In the previous chapter, we found the equilibrium point where a duck would float on water. This kind of problem is called \(static\) because it does not move. This chapter introduces \(dynamic\) problems, which involve things that change over time.

    Also, you'll learn about a mathematical tool for describing physical systems, differential equations, and two computational tools for solving them, Euler's method andode45 .

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    This page titled 19: Ordinary Differential Equations is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Allen B. Downey (Green Tea Press) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.