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Computer Symbolic Algebra Solutions of Second Order Differential Equations

John H. Mathews
Organization: California State University Fullerton
Department: Mathematics
URL: http://mathfaculty.fullerton.edu/mathews/
Journal / Anthology

Collegiate Microcomputer
Year: 1989
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Page range: 311-317

Methods for finding the solution of second order differential equations are available with most computer algebra systems (CAS's). Unless the mathematical theory is illustrated, the pedagogical benefits of using a CAS are not fully utilized. This article shows how Mathematica can be used to reinforce both the theoretical and computational aspects of solving differential equations.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations

Computer algebra system (CAS), Mathematics, computer algebra, symbolic calculation, differential equations