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differential equation

A continuous differential equation relates the derivative of one or more variables with the current state and derivatives of itself or other variables. These could be used to describe how the system is changing based on how it has been changing and the state it is in. Equations like these have been used to describe fluid dynamics, populations, or any system in which change is itself dependent upon the state and previous flow of the system.


Topics
Mathematics, Physics, Statistical Physics
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