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## #26 2014-05-03 12:05:24

Agnishom
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### Re: Modified Euler method

bobbym, Is it not possible for him to reduce this into a first order ODE by integrating both sides

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## #27 2014-05-03 14:24:16

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### Re: Modified Euler method

Yes, we have done that but there is the little matter of determining the constant of integration.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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## #28 2014-05-03 15:27:13

Agnishom
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### Re: Modified Euler method

there is but as far as I know when you are differentiating, you are loosing the information about the constants. Euler's method can give it back?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #29 2014-05-03 20:03:34

bobbym
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### Re: Modified Euler method

You can not get Euler's method going without a knowledge of the initial conditions.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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