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.

Differential Equations (Math 3401) Got me through calc. Try it out. Its basically an idiots guide, but you should be good with that.

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.

MathCAD - ewww. You might as well use..ugh...uh..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.

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

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

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

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.