Numerical solutions of variable exponent differential equations

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Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
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Applied Mathematics | Mathematics

Student will be creating numerical solutions of certain differential equations that generalize the classical models of a body falling under the influence of gravity and experiencing air resistance. The goal of these models is to help identify which kinds of differential equations have bounded solutions: for instance, do the solutions approach a constant value (e.g. a terminal velocity) as time increases?

Special Directions

Project will begin either in Fall 17 or Spring 18 depending on external factors.

Special Skills

Students must be able to program Matlab and should have completed Math 238, and Math 300 or Math 411.

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