2020-Beeken, Paul - First Order Differential Equations - AirResistance

By Brian Winkel

SIMIODE, Chardon OH USA

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Beeken-FirstOrderDifferentialEquations-AirResistance

Beeken, Paul. First Order Differential Equations  as applied to Air Resistance. Byram Hills High School.

This is a nice and gentle introduction to air resistance modeling.

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"The problem of air resistance as applied to dynamics may seem like your first exploration of a differential equation but as we shall see it is a subject you have seen, albeit indirectly, before. Differential equations associated with speed dependent friction are similar to many others we will encounter in this class so it is worth exploring it in detail. I also hope to lay the groundwork for examining other types of differential equations that don’t lend themselves to neat solutions."

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  • Brian Winkel (2020), "2020-Beeken, Paul - First Order Differential Equations - AirResistance," https://www.simiode.org/resources/7224.

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