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differential equations

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  1. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    anyone here taken Diff eq's ??

    If so anyone have an tricks on solving exact equations or a nice reference to help guide me a little better than the damn book I have.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    Differential Equations (Math 3401)

    Got me through calc. Try it out. Its basically an idiots guide, but you should be good with that.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Diffy-Q? I haven't used it since graduation. :D
     
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    werd, I took that a year ago, and haven't seen it since. In my fluids class I enconter them a decent amount, but I just plug them into MathCAD and it solves it for me.
     
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    MathCAD - ewww. You might as well use..ugh...uh..:puke:Mathematica. MatLab FTMFW:wavetowel2:

    But, no - I haven't gotten around to Diff Eq yet. I think this summer I'll start through my calc book again and then go into Diff Eq and then Linear Algebra.
     
  6. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I preffer TI Derive as it uses the same syntax as thier calculators
    TI-89 titanium + Derive = FTMFW

    you can do either linear algebra or diff eq's the order of the classes doesn't matter
     
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    i learned more in the classes that actually require me to use diff eq's (like flight dynamics/aero modeling), then in the diff eq's class lol
     
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    Lol, that is all we use in the Material's department. It's SOO easy to use once you get used to it. Almost every other department on campus won't even touch it. I hated Mathematica (because its mainly a graphying program) and haven't used MatLab since ENG1101
     
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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    Blah, TI can suck my computer's balls - it will pwn you at array calculations. But its cool I dont have to take LA or DE in any order, I want to see if any prof's have old teacher additions so I have answers to all the problems.

    Asmallsol, ENG1101 = :blows friggin brains out: (is that a smiley yet?). I don't know though, if I wanted it to look like I solved a problem on paper I'd just do it on paper. Otherwise I like the "programming approach" and the array manipulation of MatLab - very useful for what I do with it.
     
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    :werd:

    And Tommy- MATLAB FTW!
     
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