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Information for lesson "Differential Equations Khan Academy"

Description: Topics covered in a first year course in differential equations. Need to understand basic differentiation and integration from Calculus playlist before starting here. A differential equation is a mathematical equation for an unknown function of one or several variables that relates the values of the function itself and its derivatives of various orders. Differential equations play a prominent role in engineering, physics, economics, and other disciplines. Differential equations arise in many areas of science and technology, specifically whenever a deterministic relation involving some continuously varying quantities (modeled by functions) and their rates of change in space and/or time (expressed as derivatives) is known or postulated. This is illustrated in classical mechanics, where the motion of a body is described by its position and velocity as the time varies. Newton's laws allow one to relate the position, velocity, acceleration and various forces acting on the body and state this relation as a differential equation for the unknown position of the body as a function of time. In some cases, this differential equation (called an equation of motion) may be solved explicitly.

Resources: OpenCourseware from Khan Academy, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford along with many of the World's finest University's.

Language: English

Professors: Joshua Coleman, Default Professor

Units: 45

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