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The Calculus Lifesaver by Adrian Banner

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CHAPTER 30 _____________________________

Differential Equations

A differential equation is an equation involving derivatives. These things are really useful for describing how quantities change in the real world. For example, if you want to understand how fast a population grows, or even how quickly you can pay off a student loan, a differential equation can help model the situation and give you a decent answer. In this final chapter, we’ll see how to solve certain types of differential equations. In particular, here’s what we’ll look at:

• an introduction to differential equations;

• separable first-order differential equations;

• first-order linear differential equations;

• first- and second-order constant-coefficient differential equations; ...

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