Ch 13: Differential Equations

About This Chapter

Watch informative differential equations video lessons. Learn about a wide range of differential equations topics, including differential notation, proportional population dynamics and more.

Differential Equations

Differential equations have derivatives of variables in the equations. You may recognize it when you see d/dx before a variable. In these equations there can be either ordinary or partial derivatives.

Discover how differential equations may be used in physics through notation. These can be found in many areas of science and math, including algebra. Then you can learn how to solve system differential equations. These can be solved by separating variables in equations in a divide-and-conquer method.

These engaging videos cover some of the unique problems that are often seen in math. You may have heard the two-trains-leave-a-station word problem many times. Watch these lessons to find out how to solve this type of problem, specifically by using the distance-between-moving-points equations. Also, learn how to solve population dynamics problems. Finally, learn how to handle everyday equations, such as the draining-tank and painting-surface-area problems.

Many of these problems can be found in common situations during your daily life. By studying these principles, you'll grasp a basic understanding of calculus, physics, algebra and other types of math and science, looking at the roles they play in real life.

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